September 25, 2012

Milan keeps
trending forward

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Milan has always been about setting exciting trends, and this year is no exception, marked by graphic, ultra-colorful, airy and precious creations. Fendi and Emilio Pucci celebrated Italian glamour and elegance with innovative clothes with a hypnotic touch and resolutely feminine style.

Milan Fashion Week was full of surprises. Fendi opted for extravagance, designing a runway that channeled the 1980s avant-garde spirit of Italy’s Memphis Group, while Pucci once again took a more intimate tack, holding its show in an 18th century Milan palazzo, both with an unmistakably "made in Italy" feel.

The clothes sent out in Milan showed a distinct taste for patchworks, combinations of separates and sober, asymmetric cuts. The graphics vied for the gold medal of chic. The city reveled in great weather that welcomed the mix of geometric pattern colors, creating captivating optical illusions, including inventive trompe-l’oeil effects.

Fendi set the tone with geometric shapes and vintage colors—sky blue, canary yellow, caramel—highlighted by black or off-white bottoms. Emilio Pucci proposed a stunning tone on tone print scarf, part of an immaculate collection featuring white and transparency, punctuated by khaki and red silhouettes.

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