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Milan Spring 2013 RTW Fashion Week Runway Report

The Spring 2013 Milan Runway show addressed the full spectrum of fashion potential.

Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, and Marni.

Copious displays of leather for spring in bold hues and textures were shown by Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, Trussardi and a number of others.  While leather for spring may leave some spectators donning perplexed looks, I found it to be a not-so-subtle tribute to the region’s most acclaimed material.  Forest green, lavender and British tan brought lightness to a heavy material, making them indisputably appropriate for a season of fresh new beginnings.

Jil Sander

Androgenous silhouettes have been resurrected by the likes of Armani, Jil Sander and Agnona.  Blazers are back and they brought with them the tailored short and trouser.  Glittering finishes add a whisper of femininity to these otherwise masculine and power-packed pieces.  Not designed for the meek, these looks convey an air of prestige and elegance that could make even some of the most powerful men in the world shake in their boots.

Emilio Pucci

Bottega Veneta

On the softer side of things we have sheer separates layered over diaphanous pants and high-waisted bloomers.  Emilio Pucci, Bottega Venetta, and Versace showed some of my favorite skin-baring collections.  These ethereal looks created dramatic curves and shapes on the runway.  Strong colors and bold detailing allowed these whimsical silhouettes to maintain the feminine strength that was so prevalent on the runway this season.

Fay

Last, but certainly not least, 60’s mod made a retro replay in bright patterns, blocky cuts and mini lengths.  Moshino, Prada and Fay led the charge on this vintage-inspired front.  You can expect to see a lot of platforms this season as well.  Personally, I am happy to welcome back these style heavy weights with open arms.  This era of fashion is one of the most iconic in my humble opinion.

This scorching hot showing is something to look forward to through the cold and dreary winter.  I thoroughly enjoyed this season’s Milan Fashion Week.

(Photos hijacked from WWD)

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Style revivals.

Now that we’re nearing the end of the snowy white winter season, many of you are starting to pack away those bulky winter clothes to usher in sundresses, shorts and many of your other spring staples.

Here are some of the style trends you can expect to see when shopping for some new complimentary pieces for your collections:

’70s Style Sophistication

No silly, pack that leisure suit back up.  That puppy’s not coming back….ever.  However, you will see a revival of high-waisted trousers, billowy blouses, bold prints, vibrant colors and the beloved platform wedge.  Mix in some of your boho pieces for a more sophisticated version of the last ’70s revival.

’60s Genteel

This was one of my favorite eras for fashion.  Expect to see comebacks made by full skirts/dresses, belted waists, and square heeled shoes.  Should you need any inspiration from this time period, Edie Sedgwick was glamour incarnate.  After all, she was Betsy Johnson’s ‘It’ girl.

Biker Chic

Biker is this spring’s version of military.  We saw some of this start to creep into the fashion world this past winter with the hot riding boots that were such a big hit.  Now we’re approaching the biker realm at full throttle (no pun intended).  There will be lots of polished leathers, edgy hardware, and motorcycle style pants.  Think Olivia Newton John at the END of Grease.