Posted on 17 March 2017
STATEMENT JEWELRY AT MILAN FASHION WEEK
Two words that conjure up old-world elegance and a deep tradition of craftsmanship.
In Milan Fashion week, designers seemed actively engaged with current events and a world in crisis. Prada conjured her radical ’60s and ’70s past, and Angela Missoni staged a Women’s March complete with house zigzag pink pussy hats, while Moschino, had a think about waste in the fashion industry and in life in general, then spun an engaging collection that left us considering it, too.
Scroll down for highlights from the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week autumn/winter 2017, including Dolce & Gabbana’s celebrity catwalkers, Missoni’s pussy hats protest, Versace’s new power bling, and Giorgio Armani’s colour expedition!
DOLCE & GABBANA
Ever mindful of the Instagram crowd and the millennials, Dolce & Gabbana had celebrities, socialites, influencers-turned front row regulars, to model their clothes. The collection itself was inspired by the “New Renaissance” and relied on the label’s signature extravagance...
'Think robust embellishment, leopard print, jacquard, blooming floral prints and black and silver as the main jewelry theme'
The jewelry, were consist of layered up necklaces and matching earrings in the gold, silver and black to enhance the goth-chic looks, accompanied with vamp make up.
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It isn’t just the cool kids of New York and London Fashion Weeks who are feeling inspired by eastern Europe right now. M Missoni’s design team is looking to the region, too.. Missoni continue exploring last season’s slightly “off” colors, like mustard, olive, and chocolate brown. There were folkloric floral prints and some cute knitwear. The pleated knit dresses here were a standout, updated with ribbons of alternating jacquard patterns and sweet ruffles at the shoulders.
'Missoni's collection is designed for the contemporary women who rise the challenges of modern life.'
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Closing Milan Fashion Week, Armani marched out superbly structured looks in a vibrant palette of red, blue and green. The designer’s tried-and-tested monochrome served as a base and his signature geometric detailing. Wide leg trousers and coats were stand out elements from the show, with a focus on tactile, luxurious materials.
'Colour is an expressive gesture, jewelry too..'
Earrings (right): Lava Falls Hot
Earrings (left): Lava Falls Cold
The show begun in what appears to be a darkened Chinese temple, and immediately exploded with a kind of sinuous, street-strutting, late-’70s disco intensity. But taken as a whole, the collection effects what amounts to a mashup of multiple eras — late-’60s, ’70 and ’80s — and, almost as an afterthought, layers on an inspired cold fusion of East and West.
'Mod-styled color-blocks channel a modern pan-Asian palette accompanied with exceptional and colourful earrings.'
There was a distinctly streetwear feel to Versace, notably in the cropped puffer jackets and slogan tops and beanie hats, along with a midi-length skirt with an thigh revealing split and killer heels completed the look. The signature Versace cocktail dress appeared in metallic chainmail, embroidered tulle and crystal encrusted tulle. Among the jewelry that stood out on Versace's show, were the 70s-style hoops.
Earrings: Celestial Orbs dark
Jeremy Scott took his usual tongue-in-cheek look at being wrapped up in fashion by making clothes that looked like the cardboard packaging and bubble wrap your online shopping orders arrive in, with “fragile” and “this way up” prints. Bin-bag evening gowns and a Moschino carrier bag reimagined as a skirt suit followed.
'Street jewelry and gold overdose for Moscino '
Earrings: Venus Kiss
Gucci kicked off Milan fashion week with an eclectic collection.
The Alchemist’s Garden collection took place under a perspex walkway, to create an “anti-modern laboratory”. The 120 eclectic historic looks (menswear and womenswear together), with rich luxe prints and embroidery, included flower prints from the Gucci archives to butterflies and 17th and 18th chinoiserie.
Oh, and logo t-shirts..Michele was looking for someone to save the world?
After all, the show invitation was an album titled..
'What Are We Going to do with All This Future?'
The answer, perhaps, lies in the romance of the past; Gold jewelry meticulously crafted, stick-on pearls, triangular silhouettes and hand cuff embellishments create new rules of stylish dressing.
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Cuff: Minerva's Edge