Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi made use of ruffles and waves with Fendi’s fall-winter 2016 collection presented during Milan Fashion Week. The show opened with Kendall Jenner in a fit and flare style coat, embellished with colorful fur and featuring 3/4 sleeves allowing just a peek of an embroidered top underneath. As the looks continued, there were puffy sleeves, babydoll style dresses and floral embellishments on fur and metallic fabrics. Boots ranged between knee-length and thigh-high with ruffles adorning the top and feet. For accessories, Fendi debuted the DotCom bag as a mini version and Strap You accessories adorned with even more waves.
Roberto Cavalli designer Peter Dundas embraced 70s style for the label’s fall-winter 2016 season, his second runway show for the brand. Titled, ‘Divine Decadence’, the show notes cite a pagan inspiration, androgynous style and hedonism. The results? A collection which embraces the trademark Cavalli “more is more” attitude with bohemian leanings. For day wear, the Cavalli woman wears embellished denim, long scarves, faded t-shirts and flared trousers. For evening wear, slinky and sheer gowns are worn underneath fur coats for an undeniably glamorous look.
Alberta Ferretti showcased a languid, pajama infused outing for her label’s fall-winter 2016 show presented during Milan Fashion Week. The collection opened with a number of slinky satin number in green with lace embroideries. From there, pajama style tops closed with bows and worn over slouchy trousers were topped with wool coats. Velvet—a mainstay in the New York runways made its way here on a few numbers. For colder weather, the Ferretti woman bundles up in floral embroidered outerwear and touches of fur. Her finale looks included sheer black numbers with lace and daring cut-outs that were demure all the same.
Alessandro Michele presented Renaissance style meets Studio 54 for the Italian label’s fall-winter 2016 show, marking the first day of Milan Fashion Week. Since taking over as Gucci’s creative director in 2015, Michele’s vintage inspired designs are red carpet and editorial standouts with their whimsical prints and bold color combinations.
With fall, it was no different—the introduction of puffy, leg of mutton sleeves echoed the Renaissance influence while relaxed pantsuits and fur coats created the seventies vibe. For accessories, models wore oversized glasses and embellished hats with tassels or mesh masks. A number of bags featured graffiti style tagging, made in collaboration with artist Trouble Andrew.