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