Thursday, 7 March 2019

THE DESIGNER THEMES OF MILAN FASHION WEEK FOR AW19


Milan Fashion Week went by so fast, I think I missed half the shows I wanted to see. I blame the Instagram algorithm. So I've played catch up and dived into MFW and focused primarily on the brands that I look to season after season, the ones that are my style & vibe. There's quite a few brands in here, so brace yourself. Grab a cuppa and a biscuit for this one. I've decided to look at what these fashion houses are blazing the trail with for AW19 - whether it be a colour, a fabric, style and or look. Without further ado, I give you my picks from MFW starting with my number one, Gucci. 

The Power Suits of GUCCI

You probably all know by now that Gucci and I have a special bond. My first designer fashion piece was from the Italian fashion house and now it's a love that will never end. For AW19, Alessandro Michele has taken the power suit to a whole new level of eccentricity - bold prints, boyfriend oversized style and structured silhouettes. The power woman can be everything alone, but with a power suit? They are unstoppable. The Gucci GG Print Suit - oh mama, I need you. (Image Credit: Filippo Fior via Vogue).

  
  

White Out from Alberta Ferretti

This whole collection - just wow. I absolutely loved everything in this collection and now I feel like I really haven't paid enough attention to Alberta Ferretti. The opening looks of full white are eye catching, on trend and make me want to buy full white outfits immediately (something I've been meaning to do). They make the white out style effortlessly chic with those wide brim structured hats. Love, love, love. (Image Credit: Filippo Fior via Vogue)

  
  
 

Monochrome Max Mara

I know I just did a post on adding colour to monochrome, but Max Mara has just schooled me, made me want to refute my statement that monochrome could do with a little bit of extra life and go all out one colour looks. Just like that, I'm turned. Max Mara is a brand I need to invest in more. Now all I want to do is drag out my one champagne pink Max Mara trench and wear it with a coordinating champagne pink toned outfit (stay tuned for such in AW19). Now I said I'm not one for neon, but these electric numbers in the collection are doing it for me. And let's not forget the classic beige and black combos that are to do die for. Basically I'm heaven for this one. (Image Credit: Filippo Fior via Vogue)

  
  

With Love, Karl for Fendi

Just two days before the show, we lost the fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld and what a devastation it was. Lagerfeld transformed fashion for brands such as Fendi & Chanel and his vision continues on. His last collection for Fendi was sheer brilliance, keeping in tune with Fendi's staple quirky edges with oversized bows and collars, equestrian helmets and pops of bold colour. There's not one particular aspect I'm going to focus on for Fendi's AW19 collection, simply honour Karl and his brilliant work. (Ps: It seems that bold blues and yellows are the colours for AW19...) (Image Credit: Alessandro Lucioni via Vogue)

  
  
 

Structured, Belted and Embroidered from Prada

Prada's AW19 collection oozes gothicesque (complete with Wednesday Adam's braids) and floral accompaniments. The belted silhouettes give more definition to the structured designs without being too much. It's definitely a very serious vibe this time around that's contrasted with pops of bold colour and large floral appliqu├ęs. I'm not the biggest fan of combat boots, because that's not my thing, but they definitely tie the looks together for that darker influence. (Image Credit: Alessandro Lucioni via Vogue)

 
 

Tod's Cool Girl

A brand I really haven't paid enough attention to, Tod's delivers what I consider to be the chic cool girl. Looks fit for the everyday woman, the pieces from the AW19 collection are simple yet strong. Straight-forward, modern, timeless - pieces that will stand the test of time for sure. Also, coats galore! (Image Credit: Alessandro Lucioni via Vogue)

  
  

90's Grunge Versace

Donatella Versace's AW19 collection is inspired by 90's grunge - something I don't think anyone really expected for Versace. But that doesn't mean the iconic staples of the Italian fashion house are gone. No, Donatella has simply mastered combining the two in a way that is both in-tune with house style whilst also appealing to the masses. Bright colours, DV's face printed on a tee, clashes of prints, harnesses, lace tights and not forgetting the signature Medusa and Baroque prints, this Versace collection could not be missed. (Image Credit: Filippo Fior via Vogue)

  
 
   

Classic Chic from Ermanno Scervino

Two words: Leather. Lace. Ermanno Scervino has stolen my heart with this collection. All these looks are amazing, I'm having a hard time choosing my favourite. The tailoring, the dresses, the finesse. I really don't have much to say other than I loved this collection. So I'll let the images do the talking. (Image Credit: Alessandro Lucioni via Vogue)

  
  
  

Sophisticated Romance by Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini

Hands down one of my favourite collections for Fashion Month. The reason I'm calling this collection "sophisticated romance" is because of their opening reds and pinks but also the looks feel like a confident woman in love, with herself. There's strength in these looks as well as a sophistication and elegance. I could probably find a reason to wear any of these pieces at any time of day or year, and I will. My love for Philosophy grows rapidly and this collection is one of the reasons. Definitely a brand I would invest in immediately. (Image Credit: Filippo Fior via Vogue)

  
  
  
 

Blue Notes of Giorgio Armani

My favourite colour, so of course I love the collection. The dark hues of black and grey contrasted with a wisp of blue speaks to me - plus the blue is nod to the cooler weather. Sophisticated structural and just modern feminine, there's nothing more to say. These are pieces I would add to my wardrobe and wear for the rest of time, especially in the Winter months. (Image Credit: Alessandro Lucioni via Vogue)

  
  

10 designers, 10 themes; which ones are you going for this AW19? I honestly think I'm going to try a bit of everything, broaden my wardrobe and imitate styles. It's time to get out of the neutral box a little bit because I'm getting way too comfortable there. Things to take away would be:

1. Tailored suits are a winner and are here to stay. The more relaxed the blazer, the better. 
2. Add a pop of bold colour. Think turquoise hue blues, yellows and hot pinks. Don't be afraid to experiment.
3. I can continue to live in silks, satins and lace. Even a bit more leather (mainly faux). 

What were your favourite looks out of these designers? Or designers that I didn't share with you. What are you buzzing to recreate towards the end of this year? Let me know in the comments below or tweet/insta message me! I'd love to know. 

New York, London, Milan = done. 

Next... 

Ah oui, Paris mon amour. 

I look forward to tomorrow's post!

Lots of Love, 

Emily xx

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