Top 10 trends at Milan Fashion Week

Here's a roundup of the hottest fashion trends to follow


Afp September 28, 2015
Here's a roundup of the hottest fashion trends to follow. PHOTO: IMAXTREE.

MILAN: From the fashion capital of the world, here are the top 10 Spring/Summer 2016 womenswear trends spotted at Milan fashion week.

Alessandro Michele led the way with a second acclaimed collection for Gucci. Michele's woman -- feisty, kooky and independent -- dresses to please herself. The influence of Michele's vision was felt across almost every other collection.

Photo: Gucci/Imaxtree

Not the short-at-the-front, long-at-the-back hairstyle favoured by 1980s footballers: rather skirts and dress cut asymmetrically to given evening wear a lighter, rockier feel.

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The asymmetric trend, the younger mini-friendly turn of many lines and Dolce and Gabbana's retro beachwear all point to 2016's must-have accessory being a good pair of pins. How do we know? Giorgio Armani told us so.

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Haute couture mega gowns are enjoying a moment on the celebrity red carpet courtesy of Rihanna and co. But weighty, full-length evening wear was a rare breed in Milan. The end of ready-to-wear glamour?

Etro's ballet-themed collection made the point most blatantly but light-as-a-feather fabrics were everywhere, from billowing dress trains to the bows adorning flat sandals. Good time to be in the sheer organza business.

Photo: Etro/Imaxtree

The likes of Anna Molinari at Blumarine embraced tops so see-through they begged the question: "Really?" Giamba deployed strategic stars and hearts to keep things demure.

Photo: Blumarine/Imaxtress

2016's on-the-move woman needs a jacket that can be thrown on quickly: hence the bomber versions at Marco de Vincenzo, Etro, Cavalli and Versace, whose military-inspired tailoring was hailed as a welcome move away from the brand's overt sexiness.

Photo: Imaxtree

Gucci featured jewel-encrusted glasses so big the models were all rubbing their tiny noses backstage. At Emilio Pucci the oversized eyewear resembled scuba masks. Dolce and Gabbana gave the look a 1950s twist.

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Cheetah-print clogs anyone? Bottega Veneta is your place. In line with the 'dressing for ourselves' mood, flats predominated, from strappy sandals to peep-toe booties, sometimes adorned by fur and feather.

Photo: Imaxtree

Max Mara headed for the ocean, numerous collections had a beachwear feel and Bottega Veneta's Tomas Maier declared: "I want to be in the open air." 2016 is going to be a year for getting out and about.

Photo: Imaxtree

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