On the Runway

The Top 10 Trends From Milan Fashion Week

Fringe embellishment at Roberto Cavalli; Photo by Anthea Simms

Wedge shoes at Prada; Photo by Anthea Simms

Fluorescent accessories at Missoni; Photo by Anthea Simms

Simple luxe at Gianfranco Ferre; Photo by Anthea Simms

A sporty-meets-scuba look at Marni; Photo by Anthea Simms

Pattern play at Jil Sander with garden florals; Photo by Anthea Simms

Maxi lengths at Versace; Photo by Anthea Simms

70’s styling at D&G; Photo by Anthea Simms

Colour blocking at Gucci; Photo by Anthea Simms

White-out at No.21; Photo by Anthea Simms

Trend leaders Prada and Jil Sander set the stage for colour and boldness, while Marni stayed true to eccentricities. Other heritage labels like Ferragamo, Gucci and Armani stayed the course of beautiful luxury clothes.

#1 White out
Head to toe white looks continued to be the opening act for most designers.

#2 Colour block
Whether fluorescent, primary or muted pastels, more is better. Shape and silhouette are key.

#3 70’s
With peasant blouses, flared pants, and fringe galore, designers to a trip back to groovy days.

#4 Maxi lengths
Even in racy Milan, skirts and dresses dipped below the knee. Mid-calf to ankle length were designer favourites.

#5 Pattern play
Garden florals, sporty stripes or zany bananas and baroque monkeys. Prints added interest to minimal shapes.

#6 Sports fan
Take a lesson from scuba, surf or cycle inspired pieces.

#7 Simple luxe
No gimmicks or tricks, quiet luxury with a sportswear appeal reigned at a lot of heritage houses.

#8 Fluorescent coloured accessories
Neutral clothes were livened up with neon bags, belts and shoes.

#9 Wedge shoes
From Prada’s slick athletic soled wedges to boho woven options.

#10 Embellishment
Think fringe, embroidery, bling, and 3-D appliqués.