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So you don’t miss out the best of Milan Fashion Week, we’ve included details on the Fall/Winter 2019 collections from Etro, Bulgari, Loro Piana, Geox, and Roberto Cavalli.
In Milan’s school of music, Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, Etro’s new collection made its debut, worn by a cast of many ages, including fashion icons like Edie Campbell, Jacquetta Wheeler, Tasha Tilberg, and Violetta Sanchez. Telling the story of a neo-Victorian romance, the brand pieced together fragments of nobility (seen in elements like a corsetry aesthetic, equestrian vibes, and no shortage of jacquard), pairing an elevated feel with an offbeat indie attitude. An opulent range of green, gold, and red hues complemented paisley prints, belted waistlines, and frilled cuffs. Details like quilted lapels, voluminous skirts, and puffed sleeves reminded us of the wardrobe of a royal, while the addition of frayed hems, leather boots, and fishnets brought the collection into present day. Standout looks included a frilled velvet jacket belted at the waist and worn over a white shirt dress, a black gown with a full skirt and billowy sleeves, and a green printed trousers and blouse pairing with handkerchief cuffs and a brooch at the top button.
Sophisticated, glamorous, and sure to make a statement, Bulgari’s new collection of serpent-themed bags and accessories left us anxiously awaiting the next cold season. Three styles of handbags were showcased: the Serpenti Forever, the Serpenti Cabochon, and a mini capsule of Atomic Glam bags. All featured a shining enamel serpent’s head acting as either a clasp or the fastener of a drawstring. Bulgari’s new textiles were bold graphic prints depicting collages of major landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building, as well as a series of brightly colored neck scarves each featuring cities from around the globe like London, Shanghai, and Sydney. In eyewear this season—our favorite—the collection featured a series of oversized silhouettes in round, square, and rectangular shapes, including a pair of rose gold frames with a pink tinted lens, and a round pair in black and gold with a geometric honeycomb detail at the top edge.
Timeless, effortless, natural, and wearable were the words that came to mind when we saw Loro Piana’s Fall/Winter 2019 collection. An assured spirit was embodied through an agreeable palette of colors like green, buttery yellow, cream, navy, warm gray, and brown. Clean lines and precise, minimal details made up a series of pieces like calf-length skirts and dresses, loose-cut trouser and turtleneck pairings, and clean, simple outerwear like a gray wrap coat in cashmere. Shapes were made soft, fluid, and feminine by gently accentuated waists and nonchalant shoulder cuts, while an intermingling of textures created a calming sense of harmony. We fell for the cashmere cardigan, pants, and sweater set in camel and the green dress and two-toned gray cape, styled with a matching green bag and heeled leather boots.
Roberto Cavalli’s new collection embraced vibrant colors, distinctive prints, and an artisanal touch, calling on universal ideals of allure, beauty, and status for a source new inspiration. Following the idea that freedom in dressing creates confidence, silhouettes were fitted and draped, moving with the body as each model walked the runway. Rigorous, sculpted tailoring was paired with silky skirts that fell from the body—seen in looks like a sharply tailored navy jacket paired with a gold striped dress. The house’s animalier codes were reimagined in a range of jewel tones, like a multicolored take on a fluid zebra pattern and an iridescent aqua snakeskin. Looks we loved included the golden skater style knit dress with the structured sleeves and the colorful printed jumpsuit worn with an overcoat and black boots.
Painted in a palette of rich autumnal hues like navy, burgundy, fuchsia, and brilliant blue, Geox’s Fall/Winter 2019 collection of footwear made walking look as fun as ever. Geometric patchwork patterns were seen on styles like a stiletto bootie with a pointed toe and masculine styles like oxfords were feminized with the addition of heightened heels and quilt-stitched designs. Materials like nappa leather and soft suede were treated with decorations like metal studs and eyes, inlaid heels, and gold flecked accents, while a range of styles from formal heels to athletic shoes (including a new version of the Nexside shoe) assured a style fitting for every occasion. The best part? Each shoe is completed with the brand’s famous breathable water proof sole, so your feet will stay fresh no matter what the day might throw your way.