With denim growing in sophistication to extend beyond the purely casual, the line of what’s sophisticated and what’s cool blurs in the best of ways. A pair of denim dungarees paired with white plimsole sneakers and a minimalist clutch makes for the kind of outfit you can wear to a wide variety of occasions.
With a dedicated menswear fashion week as well as womenswear, Milan fashion week (MFW) presents a massive program of runway shows, after parties and off-calendar events four times a year. With the aim of promoting Italy’s fashion talent to the world, Milan fashion week presents both the spring / summer and autumn (fall) / winter collections across any given year. Below you’ll find coverage of Milan fashion week 2014 and past years such as 2013.
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Milan fashion week coverage 2014
A pastel pink feather-trimmed skirt might seem like the sort of thing you’d reserve for cocktail parties or ballet costumes, but it certainly need not be pigeon-holed (pun intended) into anything so fancy. Throw on a black blazer, sunglasses, and a pair of Balenciaga’s buckle boots, and your asymmetric feather skirt gets a whole new edge.
Going all matchy-matchy with your tropical print crop top and midi skirt could, at the simplest, warrant nothing but some neutral accessories. But this is fashion week, and Eleonora Carisi chose to go a little bolder with blue heels and a fuchsia-trimmed bag of her own design in collaboration with Patrizia Pepe.
You know how the saying goes: if you’ve got it, flaunt it. Or, “them”, as the case may be when you have washboard abs that warrant not just any crop top, but one that seems to have the word KILA emblazoned across it. Kila abs, indeed.
I’m not sure how to describe the strange tasselled adornments on Candela Novembre’s vest, but – to my overactive imagination at least – they could equally be googly round eyes curtained by thick cartoon lashes, or black anemones waving their tendrils curiously across a white sea. It’s a top I’d venture to say is downright strange, yet Novembre’s elegant frame, mesh-panelled skirt and dainty black…
When two street style sweethearts get into one frame during fashion week, there’s bound to be double the heels, double the short hemlines, and double the attitude. Amina Muaddi wore gladiator heels and an army-esque ensemble to Denni Elias’ pure white, structured dress.
Yes, sporty is still happening. Yes, girls are embracing it because – let’s face it – we’re reluctant to let go of the fortuitous circumstance that sneakers are not only acceptable but cool. They’re comfortable, OK? And so, during Milan men’s week, various sporty accessories made their way into the street style rounds. From sun visors to sweat bands to sneakers: at the gallery are…
Giotto Calendoli has a way of balancing timelessness with pure photo opportunity. On the street in Milan during men’s week, this outfit of a plain white tee and rolled-up black pants was elevated to new levels of dapperness by way of a straw boater and neckerchief.
In a bid to milk every drop out of the seemingly never-ending sportswear obsession, fashion has pilfered from every sport possible. Baseball has not been exempt. This street style look featured a Red Sox baseball jersey casually yet somehow quite neatly paired with white ripped jeans and red lipstick.
A see through dress need not be a completely daunting prospect, even if you choose not to wear a full slip underneath. As Patricia Manfield demonstrated in Milan, it can look both elegant and yet sensual when paired with a slip-skirt or pair of tap pants underneath.
Making some ripped boyfriend jeans and an oversized faded tee look cool comes down to the wearer. There must be attitude, buckets of it, and maybe even a really covetable pout. That’s exactly what was going on here. And it worked.
Occasionally lace animal-ear headbands – those whimsical novelties once reserved for costume parties – still find their way onto the street. During the Milan menswear shows it was blogger Linda Tol who wore this Maison Michel pair of cat ears, wisely keeping the rest of her outfit simple and soft.
Chevron candy stripes, mary-jane heels and a tie-up cropped shirt – in combination – run the risk of being saccharine. Add in a studded clutch and tough aviator sunglasses, however, and the sweetness is counteracted by just enough spice.
The more ingrained in fashion sporty chic has become, the more things have become acceptable accompaniments to sneakers. With the slip dress one of fashion’s latest obsessions, it was only destined to become one of those accepted things. But who would have thought that a feminine pink slip and heavy black Nikes could look so cool together?
Here’s a reality that may or may not be unfortunate, depending on your point of view (and your figure type). The delicate, bias-cut, silky slip dress is ethereally phenomenal on the right frame. Yes, it looks best when it skims hip bones and dips across serrated shoulder blades, and for those of us not blessed with those things we just have to accept that it…
This girl: riding a bike in platforms and hot pants. And it’s a serious bike too, none of that vintage cutesy stuff. File it under things you wish you’d see more often even though you know they’re wildly impractical.