First time in Milan, first Milan Fashion Week and I must say, I love every second of it! We spent the first day running around town from fitting to fitting, playing tourist along the way ( doing a special post dedicated to favorite spots in Milan later this week, so stay tuned ), but Day 2 was pretty packed! The Day started with one of my all time favorites – Fendi. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know what a big fan of the brand I truly am ( recent sighting here ), so it was a dream come true to attend the show!
Always a fan of a statement piece and a single focal point, for my look for the Fendi show, I went with a brightly-colored plaid jacket and kept the rest of the outfit simple with all black separates and accessories. Love at first sight, what attracted me to this particular topper other than the color combination of course, was the cut and length. So good with any bottom imaginable, I love the way it paired with skinny leather pants. Finishing touches – satin ankle boots and a Peekaboo mini bag with a banana bag charm.
Collection Highlights of Day 2
Genny is among the designers who this year are embracing the sharp lines and slick metallics of 1980’s power dressing. Futuristic and fun, the Genny A/W 2018 collection is overt in doing what fashion is all about: a respectful smile for the past hand-in-hand with a playful nod to the future. Shoulder pads, polka-dot chiffon and monochrome geometrics dominated the Genny show this Thursday.
I absolutely adore my look for the Genny show – always a fan of pastels and great lengths, I love the proportions of this look ( floor length wide-legged pants, paired with knee-length trench coat ). Fact that I got to attend the show with my bestie Jenny from Margo and Me, in color coordinating outfits was definitely icing on the cake!
Fendi is throwing itself full throttle into the demure minimalism of the 1980’s Sloane. With the recent arrival of Middleton and Markle into the public psyche, so the fashion world has fallen in back in love with the Royals, and what better way to embrace these new icons than with an homage to the original contemporary princess – Diana. Fendi’s mid-length skirts, loose-hanging Dduffel coats, shoulder pads and preppy blazers demonstrate a femininity that is both playful and sincere.
A further standout from Milan’s second day was the bustling complexity of sequins with retro patterns and further nods to 80’s power-dressing with block magentas and turquoises from Emilio Pucci.
Vivetta stunned with playful plaid, polka dot pink suit jackets and sheer textured leggings while Luisa Beccaria exudes subtle femininity with intricate embroidery, muted tones and floaty ¾ length dresses reminiscent of Edwardian florals.