September 24, 2012

Best Of Milan Fashion Week (II)

Fashion avec Passion is proud to present to you the most spectacular shows from Milan Fashion Week, so that you can always be a step ahead when it comes to fashion and be inspired by the latest collections and hottest trends that designers have to offer for next season.

Blugirl

Elegance with a dash of sensuality, inspired by the work of photographer David Hamilton – the Blugirl Spring/Summer 2013 collection consists of a suite of romantic silhouettes: fluid dresses with mid-calf-length hemlines, dresses bound at the waist, with tulip skirts, lace and elaborate embroidery, playful transparencies, animal prints, romantic pleats, powdered colours, waves of silk and organza, crystal appliqués, paillettes and lots of layering of transparent tulle, for a seductive trompe l’œil effect.

A collection of romantic refinement, for the woman who wants to look and feel like a diaphanous goddess.

Versace

The silhouettes that Donatella Versace imagined for next season can be illustrated by the image of a bad girl with a hint of punk, who also happens to be a romantic at heart.

The surprising mix of fabrics – black leather with fine lace – perfectly encapsulated that particular image.

The cropped lace tops paired with shorts and leather boyfriend jackets, the dresses with lace panels and strategic cuts to suggest intentional ripping and the tye-dye prints on drop-waist dresses and floor-length gowns gave the collection the feel of a good girl gone bad, with a dash of glamour, that is, after all, Donatella’s signature style for her collections.

Just Cavalli

Inspired by the life, colour and richness of the sea, the Just Cavalli Spring/Summer collection perfectly encapsulated the spirit of the Mediterranean coast, from the rays of the sun penetrating the water, to the exotic underwater vegetation.

The fluid silhouettes, sculpted with the help of various cuts and slits, and covered in prints or waves of sparkling paillettes, alternated with knitwear, jeans, leather pieces with ton-sur-ton stud appliqués and the designer’s signature animal print looks.

With a chromatic palette inspired by the sea, featuring electric blue, acid green, pale blue, royal blue, but also fuchsia, the collection was full of vibrant energy, full of youthfulness and freshness.

Fendi

“We are doing modern our way, with our techniques. There are no machines; it’s all by hand.” were the words of Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini before the Spring/Summer 2013 Fendi show.

The coats made out of a mix of fabric and fur, the leather looks with panels of skins in various textures and colours, inspired by the frescoes of the Sistine Chappel and by the sculptures of Indian artist Anish Kapoor, reflected in the clothes’ asymmetries, the stunning cocktail dresses that ended the show on a glamorous note, thanks to their stunning sparkles, as well as the fact that each and every piece from the collection had no traditional steaming, all the clothes being stitched together with the help of a special technique, named saldatura, an electric stitching process, made the Fendi show a true hit of Milan Fashion Week.

To watch the rest of the fashion shows at Milan Fashion Week, check out Best Of Milan Fashion Week (I) and Best Of Milan Fashion Week (III)!

Photos courtesy of: qaccipinho.com, Blufin Press Office, Roberto Cavalli Pres Office, style.com