MILAN FW12 TRENDS: by Fashion Edit 247


From rich opulent darks and maximal embellishment and hourglass silhouettes to geometric retro prints and updated military details, Chris Gilbert of Fashion Edit 247 takes us through the highlights of Milan Fashion Week FW12 with 5 key ideas x 5 examples in The Spark.


DARK MOODS


Gucci


A focus on a range of dark and moody colors though low key and subdued offers a lush rich opulence. Regal and religious reds and purples dominate while velvets, luxury skins and shine surfaces add a heady and luxe luster.

 

GEOMETRY CLASS


Missoni


Order is brought to bear with a spotlight on small scale geometrics that look to retro modernist and folkloric ideals for inspiration. Deco and ‘70s wallpaper patterns, neat foullards, ethnic woodcuts and mosaics are key.

 

SHAPE UP


Botega Veneta


Though diverse in shape, form follows the body and looks to a curve conscious style. From the hourglass and corset to the peplum and the padded hip, silhouette spotlights the waist. Rounded shoulders up the curve factor too.

 

IN SERVICE


Salvatore Ferragamo


Uniform style is the fundamental message that informs tailoring and dressed up sportswear as updated military details and items combine with luxe versions of basic fabrics for a polished take on the look.  Army green returns big time.

 

TREASURE TROVE


Versace


Combining the strict and severe with the glamourous and the excessive, stark silhouettes and dark colors are given a rich lavishness through maximal embellishment. Religious and baroque influences are utilised for inspiration.

 

Thursday, March 01, 2012 · Categories: Trend Analysis, Fashion, Runway
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