Milan Fashion Week is officially over and the top Italian designers have showcased their collections for Autumn/Winter 2017. The fashion week comprised of top designers and fashions house such as Gucci, Prada, Max Mara and much more, displayed their fashion creations in front of fashion editors, celebrities, bloggers and with online streaming the whole world, and from the exquisite shows the trends for the upcoming season are founded and cemented. With statement hats and red leather shoes, these trends will grace our streets this Autumn/Winter.
The Camel Coat
A staple of every wardrobe, this season the camel coat has been updated for a chic reinvention. Coming in different styles, cuts and fabrics, the camel coat was a popular item on the runway at Milan fashion week.
The must have accessory of Milan fashion week, was of course, the statement hat. Fausto Puglisi and Alberta Ferretti debuted their chapeaus in white and gold, while others chose a beanie style hat and transformed them with print, and Gucci exhibited a very chic swimming hat on the runway. It is clear that statement hats will become a huge trend in the upcoming season.
Belts were a huge trend on the runway this season with many designers using belts to contrast with bulky, androgynous silhouettes to create a more feminine shape. While the belted coat, has been popular for some time, designers such as No 21 has made the move of using belts on bomber jackets to achieve a similar shape.
Since the 80s, shoulder pads have come back into fashion a number of times, and it looks like they are about to make a huge comeback in AW17 with acclaimed high fashion houses such as Gucci and Armani utilising the shoulder pad to create a futuristic shape. Androgyny has been a huge trend over the past seasons, and shoulder pads have become a sub-trend of it due to the visual creation of a masculine, less feminised silhouette.
The Red Shoe
The shoe of the season has got to be the red shoe with designers favouring the colour for their footwear collections. Featured in different styles and hues, the popular shoe will be a huge trend in the nest few months.Whether it is a classic stiletto or a knee high boot, the red shoe is the must-have item of the season.
Sheer has been a popular fabric with Italian designers this season with the majority showcasing looks using it. Alberta Ferretti and Fendi opted for full-length sheer gowns, while Dolce & Gabbana favoured sheer trousers for a more subtle look while still incorporating the trend into a more wearable look.