Kendall Jenner for Fendi
The final curtain is closing on Milan Fashion Week, the third port of call where some of the world’s best designers have been sharing their contributions to next season’s must-haves. The Italian fashion capital, known for those distinctive dashes of style, corroborated red is one of autumn/winter’s major colour stories, and clearly showed you should make sure to leave loads of room for those knits in your wardrobe.
An Army Of Red
Like London, Milan Fashion Week was a visual feast of tonal dressing, as seen at the Max Mara show, when all the models strutted in a single colour, whether it was camel or crimson. Talking of crimson, another similarity to the English capital’s take on trends come winter was the prevalence of red, which palpably appeared in a gamut of shades.
Gigi Hadid for Max Mara
Gigi Hadid stunned in Max Mara’s all-red look, with the designer cleverly concocting discrete contrasts with textures and tones for his top-to-toe outfits. Alessandro Dell’Acqua opened his show with a gorgeous chiffon red dress, while at Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld presented his velvety cashmere cloth coat in a tarnished red. The maestro also chose to vamp most ensembles up with patent thigh-high boots in an attention-grabbing red. Other designers didn’t hold back with the red footwear either, with Emporio Armani’s show featuring red boots and shoes. Prada’s red offerings also left our hearts aflutter.
Knitwear Is King
Knitwear is one of the big autumn/winter fashion statements designers in Milan added their own spin to. Like other trends, knitwear, a recurrent fashion favourite, appeared to be oversized.
Blanca Padilla for Albera Ferretti
Alberta Ferretti’s weekday jumpers came in different pastel hues, and the designer also paired classic crew neck ribbed and cable knits with evening skirts. Another house that used heartening ribbed knits was Max Mara, where they were spotted with velvet suiting under camel hair coats as part of the tonal looks. Bottega Veneta’s knits, however, had larger-than-life shoulders.
Plus, amidst a set made to look like a teenage bedroom, with pink furry beds and poster-covered walls, Prada presented hefty crochet knits.
Seventies-inspired crochet scarves, ostrich feathered helmets, swerving skirts and bejewelled cardigans also made up the show with a political message.