Recently, Milan’s festive spirit matched the optimism and spontaneity of London and New York fashion weeks.
Italian runways saw a flurry of colour, sparkle and shine. Disco-inspired outfits were laced in sexiness, with visible lingerie returning to the scene.
The pandemic may not be over yet, but fashion seems keen to turn things around (for good).
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After the rain, comes the sun. Milan’s designers seemed to be determined to move past the difficult period and to look forward to happier, more joyful and more lively times.
That’s what you’ll see in the Spring/Summer 2022 womenswear wardrobes. Bright, colourful, bright pieces and often short-cut pieces will be featured, with the bra being the guest star or almost.
Lingerie inside or out
Next summer, visible lingerie will be back in fashion and will bring out the sensuality. Bras are not often seen in New York or London. However, they were displayed under jackets, coats and blazers and with jeans inspired by streetwear in Milan.
It’s surprising in a way. The pandemic and its many lockdowns destroyed this staple women’swear item, so many women stopped wearing it altogether. They embraced the trend. “braless”Movement that has been growing steadily for several months.
Fendi and Etro, Alberta Ferretti, Roberto Cavalli all brought bras to the forefront of runways.
All that glitters
Summer wardrobes don’t often include neutrals or subdued hues. However, fashion houses are determined not to let this happen.
Yellow was already all over the London runways. It was also prevalent in Milan, as seen at Max Mara (Prada) and Max Mara (Max Mara).
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Here, though, designers added sparkle and shine – and plenty of it – creating a certain festive spirit that was perhaps not so prevalent in London and New York.
Indeed, the party came to the runway with a shower of crystals at the Fendi & Versace joint show, colourful effects and shimmering details at Alberta Ferretti, and multicoloured sequins with fringing at N°21.
Suits join the party
Many women are returning to work in suits, but not in the pre-pandemic state. London’s suit trend is to be more fluid, allowing for greater freedom and flexibility. However, it also comes in looser fitting cuts.
Milan was all about the oversized suit. They were most popular in bright colours. This trend was prevalent at Emporio Armani (Fendi) and Versace. – AFP Relaxnews