Dolce & Gabbana
Inspired by fairy tales, Dolce & Gabbana’s fall-winter 2016 made references to Disney’s versions of ‘Cinderella’, ‘Snow White’, and ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
The designers’ signature floral prints and forties inspired silhouettes were on full display with ankle-length dresses sometimes cinched at the waist. Cinderella’s mice made an appearance embroidered on a white dress while a blue and shimmering blue dress with puffy sleeves served as a high fashion version of Alice’s babydoll dress.
But of course, every princess needs her Prince Charming which was represented by military inspired jackets and boleros embellished with reflective orbs and loops. Besides florals, houndstooth prints made an impression on the runway with oversized coats and skirts embellished with clocks, marching men and horses. Ending on a glittering note, Dolce & Gabbana sent out a parade of models in sparkling sequin dresses with silver or pink hues.
At Bottega Veneta’s fall-winter 2016 show, Tomas Maier presented an outing of tailored looks that was all womanly sophistication. It goes without saying that outerwear was a focal point of the season; from a long black coat modeled by Jamie Bochert as the opening look to a leopard print jacket cinched at the waist with a black sash. Elsewhere, Maier gave a metallic shimmer to tweeds and leather with check prints. For dresses and skirts, the Bottega Veneta woman embraces sheath dresses with lace overlays and patterns peaking underneath. The last four looks included belted cocktail numbers with pleated skirts and built-in bras for a touch of allure.
Donatella Versace sent out a fall-winter 2016 collection full of strength and femininity, marking the third day of Milan Fashion Week. With an all-star cast including Gigi Hadid, Adriana Lima, Kendall Jenner and Irina Shayk, Versace brought sporty vibes to her fit and flare silhouettes, moto jackets and flirty mini dresses. A color palette including turquoise blue, coral pink, navy and hints of lime green made for a colorful outing. Versace used fur as an accent and main player with handbags and coats with dip-dyed treatments of baby blue and pink hues. If the glam factor was not already high enough, sequins covered a number of sweaters and mini dresses in multi-colored wavy patterns.
Blumarine designer Anna Molinari brought a ladylike appeal to the brand’s fall-winter 2016 collection presented during Milan Fashion Week. Fur was one of the main takeaways from the sho–from mink coats to embellished trims to large tote bags with colorful, variegated stripes. The silhouettes took a slightly retro vibe with belted waists and flared hemlines. Denim made a mark on the runway with cropped pants embellished with flowers or featuring a darkened hem. For evening wear, black sheer lace covered with romantic blooms brought a sensual vibe to the fall season.