The Glitz and The Glamour: Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 Highlights Part 2

Synonymous with elegance and glamour - Milan Fashion Week was a visual extravaganza. Fashion One was at the runways and backstage to record all the highlights and get exclusive interviews.

Etro’s Rich Findings

After last seasons feminine celebration of luxury, Veronica Etro’s new collection presented a different vision of opulence, one inspired by decadent home interiors, with inspirations from tapestry, upholstery and wallpapers. Speaking to Fashion One, the designer remarked how the collection was intended to express pattern but with print, hence her use of a myriad of different materials and textures to construct each garment with suede, leather, velvet, jacquard combined into a patchwork, resulting in complex visually rich garments, with coats and jackets notable standouts.

Costume National Gets Back To Basics

An exercise in control and an individual sense of femininity with cutting edge materials and clever detailing was the order of the day in Ennio Capasa collection for Costume National. The designer observed to Fashion One that the collection allowed him to mentally refocus on the Costume National aesthetic; “I went back to the roots of Costume and look to the future so I need to reset everything. I like for example to try to push a lot the technology of couture”. The collection was dominated by a luminous reflective black tone, with deconstructed cuts, satin detailing and asymmetry featuring alongside the sleek long lines that are synonymous with the designer’s creations.

Jeremy Scott’s Moschino

Fashion iconoclast Jeremy Scott attacked the catwalk with a typically visually striking, nineties influenced assault. The gigantic boombox looming behind the models, signaled that the collection would be a love letter from the designer to streetwear and style tribes from the era, with references to early hip hop, graffiti and rave culture. Jeremy Scott discussing this influence with Fashion One, remarking; “ I was really inspired by the streetwear in general, thinking about New York streets and that energy and yeah there is definitely a 90s influence...I wanted to play with the Looney Tunes characters wearing Moschino and have them in a hip-hop way, playing with puffer jackets, and army surplus and workwear and turning it inside out and twisting it around and sometimes making it deluxe”. A playful energetic collection that continued to display the colourful and dramatic irreverence that the designer is bringing to Moschino.

Plus much more from Milan's Catwalks!
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