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Moda Italiana: Truc Nguyen at Milan Fashion Week [Day 6]

After six days at Milan Fashion Week, Truc Nguyen is heading home with memories of the Spring 2014 collections fresh on the mind. These are her final notes!

Photos from FLARE's Instagram, follow @flaremag for an insider's look at MFW!

Photos from FLARE’s Instagram, follow @flaremag for an insider’s look at MFW!

 

Final Day, Milan Fashion Week

The last day in Milan is usually the quietest, since it’s also the day that many international editors depart to Paris for the next round of shows. The big show of the day, Giorgio Armani, was much shorter than the Emporio Armani one last week, and was inspired by Light and Shadows. There was a mix between flowing, sheer silk and structured suiting (more cropped pants!), and it was all in a cool colour palette.

Giorgio Armani SS14 // Photo by Anthea Simms

Giorgio Armani SS14 // Photo by Anthea Simms

At the Dolce & Gabbana showroom, I had a chance to “re-see” the runway clothes up close, and take photos of top pieces for future FLARE photo shoots! Cara, from the New York press office, explained to us in detail the technical and conceptual highlights of the collection-for example, what I thought were cherry blossom prints were actually almond blossoms, which remind the designers of springtime in Italy.

Dolce & Gabbana SS14 // Photo by Truc Nguyen

Dolce & Gabbana SS14 // Photo by Truc Nguyen

Dolce & Gabbana SS14 // Photo by Truc Nguyen

Dolce & Gabbana SS14 // Photo by Truc Nguyen

The Marni re-see was equally spectacular; there were so many shoes and jewels and dresses I could see in FLARE, which is always exciting. I discovered that the flatforms that I raved over were surprisingly light, and what the individual clothing pieces look like on their own (as opposed to the way they were styled on the way).

Marni SS14 // Photo by Truc Nguyen

Marni SS14 // Photo by Truc Nguyen

Jil Sander’s spring collection is pretty minimalist, but I still decided to stop by the showroom to feel the fabrics and see the accessories and commercial pieces in person. There were some stellar bags and knits that didn’t make it to the runway, and if we all have to wear crop tops next spring (my Milan trend report will be up tomorrow!), I would want mine to be Sander’s ultra sculptural-minimal version!

Jil Sander SS14 // Photo by Truc Nguyen

Jil Sander SS14 // Photo by Truc Nguyen