The second day of Milan Fashion Week saw the return of Costume National’s Ennio Capasa, a glimpse into the future of Fendi, and a much talked about show by Prada.
Monochrome was the recurring theme of Max Mara’s spring collection. With a palette of pearly greys and beige nudes, interspersed with splashes of Klein blue, fuchsia, bright orange and green, the collection was consistently monochrome. Juxtaposing raw textures such as linen, canvas, and crinkled synthetics, with sleek silk and shimmering Lurex, the collection radiated a sophisticated and timeless elegance. The silhouettes were soft and slim with loose tops tucked into over the knee pencil skirts, slip dresses, jumpsuits, and flowy, hooded ponchos as some of the key looks.
Inspired by the world of informatics, Karl Lagerfeld showed a sophisticated and futuristic spring collection for Fendi. With a sharp eye for details and a taste for advanced fabric technologies, he matched sheerly layered organza skirts with long laser-cut fur coats and short leather jackets. Set against a backdrop of a running waterfall, the collection gave an intriguing glimpse into the future of Fendi.
Just Cavalli’s SS14 collection was an explosion of bold colours, mismatched prints, and bared waists. With his signature animal and floral prints juxtaposed with tartan checks, the collection gave an impression of a young, punk girl on vacation to the tropics. Skin-tight trousers, cropped tops, and flowy slip dresses were matched with laser-cut leather jackets and printed bomber jackets. To sum up, it was just as eclectic and hedonistic as one expects from Roberto Cavalli.
This week, Italian designer Ennio Capasa returned to Milan for the first time in over twenty years to show his SS14 collection for Costume National. With deconstruction as its main theme, Ennio Capasa showed his elegantly experimental collection in an ‘under construction’ building in Milan. Entitled De-Construct-Re-Construct, the collection was characterized by sharply tailored silhouettes and asymmetrical cuts, featuring sleeveless suit jackets, high slit skirts, and sheer, see-through blouses.
Photos courtesy of Style.com
By Sonja Nettelbladt