Milan Fashion Week is off to a roaring start, with the likes of
Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Italian beauty Vittoria Ceretti taking to the runway to share the latest Spring 2019 wares. Without fail, the crowds headed to the shows are decked out in the latest Gucci, and no one seems to mind the hot temperatures. On the runways, many of the designers are offering up youthful, fun clothes for spring; Alberta Ferretti with eyelet dresses, Prada with printed swim, and new label-to-know Brognano with surf-inspired looks. Scroll down for all the best looks from the Milan runways, here.
Never one to miss a chance to be a little cheeky, Jeremy Scott ended his collection for Moschino with models wearing “unfinished” garments. Fabric flowed behind them down the runway, and they carried empty bolts in hand.
Swimwear opened the Prada spring runway, while offbeat printed maillots, paired with skirts and capri shorts in oddball colors, offered a new way to layer for spring. (Just don’t call that lime green skirt a cover-up.)
Fendi’s spring collection felt youthful and fun. The logo jackets are sure to be a hit, as are the sporty crop tops and bike shorts. But as the brand positions itself to win over millennials, it’s not forgetting the customer who has been with it for decades—that woman will love all the pleated skirts, leather jackets, and burgundy suiting looks.
The designer behind Brognano, Nicola Brognano, was born in 1990 and has brought a much-needed dose of young energy to the Milan runways with his surf-tinged spring collection. That’s not to say he’s a complete newbie; after cutting his teeth with Giambattista Valli and Dolce & Gabbana, he launched his eponymous line in 2015 and won the
Vogue Italia Who Is on Next? competition in 2016.
Alberta Ferretti may be known for her red-carpet-worthy gowns, but this spring she’s leaned in towards a lighter, shorter, more youthful silhouette. We can bet young It girls everywhere will want to get their hands on her eyelet tops and dresses come spring.
In the Instagram age of more is more, Alessandro Dell’Acqua paired back much of this collection to the bare bones. This simple yet beautiful satin dress will last a lifetime.
While the design duo behind Jil Sander, Luke and Lucie Meier, are devout minimalists, the spring collection pieces that had a bit of flair (such as this flowing dress with fringe hem) are the ones women will truly go after when they hit stores.
This season, Max Mara offered up many interpretations of the trench. This iteration in particular is a winner for night, done in a deep midnight blue, with a ruffle at the hem—exactly what a girl like Gigi Hadid might want to wear if she were off on a fancy date.
Brunello Cucinelli celebrated his 40th anniversary this month, and the beautiful Umbrian countryside, where the company is based, never ceases to inspire him. This spring collection’s earthy hues—with a dose of deep teal—were inspired by the lush environs and landscape of Solomeo.
Today for the first time, Tod’s combined its mens and women’s shows. And one hoped there would be a women’s version of a certain chic brown suede jacket with white piping worn by this male model on the runway. Thankfully, there was—it was paired with a brown knee-length skirt with a slit, something the Tod’s woman will wear for seasons to come.
Who doesn’t love a little sweater and knicker moment? Leave it to Donatella Versace to make it cool and covetable, paired here with a striped knit, punchy tomato red jacket, and hashtag (yes, hashtag) tights. No pants, no problem.
Leather was the hero of the spring collection from Paul Andrew, and while a certain type of girl will gravitate to the overalls worn by Binx Walton, this leather pajama top and paper bag waist speaks to all women.
Giorgio Armani’s spring collection was an experiment in color, with all shades of the ocean represented. Not one to forfeit on the high glamour and drama, two of his looks were topped with metallic hats, and the culmination of the collection was indeed a beaded gown worthy of a fantastical mermaid.
This blue-hued look from Missoni is
very Missoni, but the way in which it has been styled—uncomplicated, looks layered with of-the-moment shell jewelry—truly makes this look feel modern. The confidence Adesuwa herself radiates gives the ensemble an extra dose of hip.
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini
The black mini with puffed sleeves set the tone for the entire spring collection from Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini. The beaded belt was one of many references to North Africa, but we imagine that many of the style obsessed will be snapping up these looks for summer trips to Greece, the Balearics, and beyond.
It may seem strange to see a solid color look that isn’t a LBD walk the runway at Cavalli, but this is the new Cavalli, more minimalist in vision under Peter Surridge. Once a fringe street style trend, the blazer and bike short silhouette seems here to stay—for now, at least.
While there were many printed looks to love in this Marni spring collection, the effortlessness this look exudes, with its purposeful layering, lack of anything overwrought, and a hint of a bralette and a sunny print peeking through, was truly special.