Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Highlights from Milan F/W 2011-2012

Milan has hosted once again Fashion Week during these last days. This time designers and fashion houses showed their collections for Fall/Winter 2011-2012.

Some trends from previous seasons such as: the 60s Mod look, double breasted jackets and suits, turtlenecks, faux fur applications, Wayfarer inspired eyewear, velvet suits, and a color palette rich in black, grey, blue, and brown; were displayed on the runway.

Salvatore Ferragamo, in my opinion, had the best collection this year. A collection that was very inspired and influenced by the timeless elegance of the 60s with a touch of Carnaby Street. The 60s Mod look plays a fundamental part in this collection. From short sleeved turtleneck pullovers, double breasted suits that could be worn by Pete Campbell on "Mad Men" to peacoats & suits paired with turtlenecks.

But not all of Ferragamo's collection was classic and dandy, some of it was made up of pieces that could have been worn in London during the "Swingin' 60s" or by the likes of Brian Jones and Jim Morrison. Rusted orange colored suits, dark bown jackets paired with orange shirts & scarfs, suede pants, and peasant-like tunic shirts.

Dolce & Gabbana also got inspired by the 60s, but it presented a modern urban collection as well using mostly dark colors. Three-piece suits, skinny ties with original "tie bars", bow ties, plaid jackets, striped jerseys and sweaters, suspenders, Bryan Ferry t-shirts, and washed jeans were some of the items seen at this show.

Ermenegildo Zegna, as seen above, brought back the Ushanka or fur hat (hopefully it's faux fur). While Cavalli gave us the 2011 version of Yves Saint Laurent on the runway; everything from the dark green Safari jacket inspired shirt and pants, to the braided belt & hair reminds of Yves Saint Laurent during the late 60s and early 70s.

Costume National was all about color blocking, which was also used by other designers. From striped turtleneck sweaters and round neck sweaters worn with a jacket or on their own, this collection was definetly eye catching.

Corneliani reminded us of "The Italian Job" with this shearling peacoat below. A very interesting piece was this "patchwork" jacket in different shades of grey.

Canali, my second favorite collection, presented like Ferragamo a collection inspired on the 60s and at times in the 40s with pieces such as houndstooth suits, blue velvet suits, cardigans, double breasted jackets, and plain turtlenecks.


1 comment:

Jens said...

Hi there,
The Ferragamo is fantastic! Agree with you on Canali too. I want that mint-icecream-green polo..