The highlight of Day 5 was the Philipp Plein show, with Naomi Campbell making a surprise appearance (is it really a cameo for a model to appear on a runway?) and Rita Ora providing the musical background. All rock and roll.
Trends spotted on Day 5: birds and feathers, oversized, futuristic, mod colors
Below: Selections from Marni, John Richmond, Missoni, Ferragamo, and Philipp Plein
My hands down favorite today was Emilio Pucci. I just loved their slinky, jewel-encrusted gowns (I’m partial to slinky and jewel-encrusted). Au Jour Le Jour is a new line to me, so I took a look. Very fun, kitchy, campy. I could wear a print under a blazer and not look like a harajuku girl.
Trends spotted: pop art, bold colors, pastels (Jil Sander!), gold and lava
Below, a breakdown of Bottega Veneta, Jil Sander, Au Jour Le Jour and Emilio Pucci
Lot’s of references to dynasties, empires and the like. Its as if there is some kind of romanticism of the Roman conquerors of the Byzantine empire. My favorite of the day, hands down was Etro, with its gold and intricate patterns.
Trends spotted: Empires, military, Chinese scrolls, gold, fuzzy knits, primary colors.
Below, the best of Blumarine, Emporio Armani, Les Copains, Versace and Etro
I really object to Moschino putting McDonalds on their clothes. I mean, that is the worst brand of all to promote. But I did enjoy their tongue in cheek nod to 1990’s Lil Kim and that flashy hip hop era. Rita Ora and Katy Perry crashed the runway and capped off an over the top, fun show.
Trends spotted on day two: fur, Ivy League, orange, graphic sweaters, bold piping.
Below: Favorites from Max Mara, Fendi, Just Cavalli, Prada and Moschino
Gucci got things off to a fun start in Milan with its nod to over-the-top 70s glamour; I loved the colorful furs, sequined details and updated pantsuits. Frankie Morello went surreal with ethereal drawings, sheer fabrics and swans.
Trends spotted: Colored fur, 70’s, intricate quilting, and birds.
Below, my favorites from Gucci, Frankie Morello and No.21