Best Looks From Milan Fashion Week: Our Editors Share Their Favorites
Milan Fashion Week (which, in Italian is the much more glamorous-sounding “Milano Moda Donna”) closed today, with an army of babes. (Literally, infants.) Some of the world’s biggest brands show there, such as Prada, Gucci, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana. It can be a lot to track. So, as we did for New York and London, the Bloomberg Pursuits team and I have selected our favorite looks, highlights, and moments from Milan. What’s Italian for “cheat sheet”?
I went to Milano Moda Donna two years ago, and I can tell you it’s an experience. Picture New York Fashion Week and then multiply it by two. No, scratch that: Multiply it by five. The luxurious venues, the high fashion, the excellent street style make it a thrill. See for yourself.
Nic Screws’s Favorites
Nic is the style director for Bloomberg. At the Milan shows, she picked up on a bright, working woman’s vibe. Many of the looks were very Lois Lane-meets-Annie Hall.
Oh, look: high-waisted purple pleated pants. File these under questionable, yet fabulous. They’re runway pieces I never thought I would want to wear (much less endorse to the masses). You can add fur chokers to that list, too. Now where does one get one of those?
Consider this my official season-wide apology for my overzealous love for dresses and blouses with a tie or a ruffled neck. (Especially when paired with a sleek blazer.) I like this romantic look so much that there’s a strong chance society may not see my neck again for the rest of 2015.
I’m lusting after graphic prints, like the one on this trippy-yet-ladylike high-neck pantsuit by Tod’s. Plus, I am definitely looking to add a slim-cut blush topcoat to my outerwear rotation next fall—and this one is ultra feminine without being too precious.
I’ve always found green (of the non military-hued variety) to be a surprisingly difficult color to pull off or style around. That’s what makes this grassy green coat, executed perfectly with a matching striped knit and belted slacks, all the more appealing and remarkable to me.
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini
While camel and black will always be great layering buddies, I am really feeling the sassy, retro vibe that comes from mixing camel with red. Styling tip: Always wear more camel (or brown!) item than red.
Jeremy Allen’s Favorites
Give digital photo editor Jeremy Allen a sculptural cut and a spectrum of colors, and he'll say an emphatic “yes” to your dress. Seasons come and go—but for him, wit, wearability, and a wink to the past always win.
This is a sculptural look that doesn’t telegraph performance piece. It’s just the right dress to wear to gallery night.
Shiny, but not too shimmery; whimsical, but not too wacky. This is what you'll be wearing to your next cocktail party.
Marco de Vincenzo
With this collection, Marco de Vincenzo has managed to tease out our inner hipster and reimagine her as a Hitchcock heroine. It’s Bushwick-approved but also perfectly suited for Berlin.
What do you call a perfectly cut camel coat that’s actually navy? This. Wear it well.
For those maddening times when the invitation says “Creative black tie.”
Moti Ankari’s Favorites
Hi there. I’m the associate market editor here at Bloomberg Pursuits. If I had to select my favorite market, it would be the Italian segment because no one does fashion better. No one.
I wish I could show you the back of this outfit. The Aztec-inspired skirt is super fun, but this leather shearling jacket is taking me places I’ve never been before. You’re probably begging to wear this shearling jacket right this very minute, no matter where you are around the globe. Sadly, you will have to wait until next year for it.
No one does retro like Prada. Throughout the collection, there were shades of pale blue and pink, fur-paneled jackets, and colored leather gloves.
If you’re wondering how to make two basic colors look not that basic, here’s a really good example from one of my personal favorite designers, Fausto Puglisi. Also, these statement boots are set to break necks.
Two words: fur real.
Dolce & Gabbana
Oh, this is good. Your new favorite accessory? A toddler drenched in Dolce & Gabbana.
Chris Rovzar’s favorites
Chris is the digital editor of Bloomberg Pursuits. This season, Chris is loving hints of fur, capes, and bold jewel tones. Also, showing some skin—Jenny From the Block style.
I liked so much of the Ferragamo show this year—it was understated, powerful, and chic. One of my favorites was this cape-and-dress combo; the wool seems supple and comfortable without looking (too much) like a blanket.
Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce and Gabbana’s collection was called “Viva la Mama” and models came out carrying babies or holding hands with children. One was even pregnant. The collection itself was relatively simple and traditional, but there was a kind of pop art edge to the simplicity—as seen here with the exaggerated sequined flower on this three-quarter-length sleeve dress.
OK, so maybe you can only wear this silk chiffon tunic romper if you are Jennifer Lopez. So, um, J.Lo: Please buy this dress, for all of us.
This look is a kind of suiting/sportswear combo, and I really like it. (The bag, too.) Check out the racing stripe on the sleeves.
If you’ve been following along, by now you’ve seen probably more fur this season than you ever wanted to in your life. But I think this use of asymmetrical fur accents is a standout—and something you could actually wear. (Just don’t say you’re putting on your “asymmetrical fur accents.”)
Hannah Elliott’s Favorites
Hannah is our car columnist, but her real passion is motorcycles. On a related note: When it comes to prints, Hannah thinks you should push hard, or push really hard.
If you're going to go in for print, go in for print. No half-hearted attempts here, and the look is perfect. The bright pop of the apple-green bag completes the effect.
The pants here are flawless and totally on-point: big and billowing in a deep hue, but still structured at the top (and feminine). High waists are here to stay—for a time, anyway.
Slouchy and cool, with a ’70s vibe. The pants flare like a dress but maintain a boyish, chill feel. You could definitely wear this three seasons of the year.
I love how the triangular shape of the dress is offset by the stems of the blaring red skinny thigh-high boots. I’ll always support the combination of boxy and form-fitting; it’s a great look.
Philosophy di Lorenzo
I’m not used to seeing ivory and white together, but this pairing makes it look lovely: soft and interesting, with good use of texture and form. The tight little belt contrasts nicely with the wide ruffles on the shoulder and the pom pom on the pointy shoes.