Fashion Feature Friday #6 | Milan Fashion Week 2014


   When I think of Milan, I think of beautiful Italy and it's idyllic landscapes and surroundings; the cobbled streets with a mesmerising vintage feel, and the mouthwatering food sold at every street corner. That's part of the reason I love Italy and everything about it. What else do I love about Italy? The fashion, the trends and the streets filled with some of the chicest looking people you'll ever meet right in it's fashion capital Milan. Go and see for yourself, or visit Vogue's Milan fashion page. You can find some of the most unique designers and stand out collections in Milan and it opens my eyes to some amazing inspirations every time. Milan is my muse. Sadly I've never been to Milan before, but having been around the outskirts of it, I could just sense how much beauty was further to come. Today is all about my favourite collections from this iconic fashion week in this iconic fashion capital. Enjoy!

I'm Isola Marras (Day 1, September 17th)
   This collection had a great mixture of Parisian style fashion meets American college styles to create a refreshing, youthful selection of pieces that I loved.



To see the rest of Isola's collection click here.

To shop I'm Isola Marras, click here.

Stella Jean (Day 1, September 17th)
    Stella Jean produced a really uplifting show this season and channelled the African savanna through her use of bright colours and paintings printed on the gowns; the result was a beautiful range of pieces that were playful and irridescent. It was quite the work of art; everything was stunning.



To see the rest of Stella's collection click here.

To shop Stella Jean click here.


Francesco Scognamiglio (Day 1, September 17th)

     Let's just say there were nipples everywhere!


To see the rest of his Francesco's collection click here.
To shop Francesco Scognamiglio click here.

Alberta Ferretti (Day 1, September 17th)
    I loved this collection. Alberta included lots of nude palettes, and had an overall light, flirty feel to her designs. What surprised me most was how her collection transformed into a beautifully bohemian style range and that really made me smile. 


To see the rest of Alberta's collection click here.
To shop Alberta Ferretti click here.

Fay (Day 1, September 17th)
    Fay incorporated a sporty chic style to their collection and even included a bunch of Snoopy characters printed on an array of sweaters and jerseys. It made me miss being 5 years old again.


To see the rest of Fay's collection click here.
To shop Fay click here.

Ports 1961 (Day 2, September 18th)



To see the rest of Ports' collection click here.
To shop Ports click here.

Prada (Day 2, September 18th)



To see the rest of Prada's collection click here.
To shop Prada click here.

Fendi (Day 2, September 18th)




To see the rest of Fendi's collection click here.
To shop Fendi click here.


DSquared (Day 2, September 18th)
   I've always had a place in my heart for the twin designing duo Dean and Dan behind DSquared. They were the very first designers I saw a show from and I've loved them ever since. Every season I look out for the gorgeous glamour, mega colours and shapes that rock. They just know how to get the most out of a woman's body; their silhouettes are some of the greatest out there.



To see the rest of their collection, click here.
To shop DSquared click here.

Giamba (Day 3, September 19th)



To see the rest of Giamba's collection click here.

To shop Giamba click here.

Moschino (Day 3, September 19th)
    Moschino really out did themselves this year. They designed their legendary barbie doll styles to fit in with everything a girl does; bathing, swimming, working out, shopping, socialising, travelling, working and going out for a date. Oh, and they also included some lounge wear in there too. They utilised leather in the best way, and even had my favourite type of coat, the Bomber Jacket, in the mix too.



To see the rest of the collection click here.

To shop Moschino click here.

Ermanno Scervino (Day 3, September 19th)



To see the rest of Ermanno's collection click here.
To shop Ermanno Scervino, click here.

Blumarine (Day 3, September 19th)



To see the rest of Blumarine's collection click here.

To shop Blumarine click here.

Versace (Day 3, September 19th)



To see the rest of Donatella's collection click here.
To shop Versace click here.

Phillipp Plein (Day 3, September 19th)



To see the rest of Phillipp's collection click here.
To shop Phillipp Plein click here.

Bottega Veneta (Day 4, September 20th)

  Bottega's collection was an ode to the dancer and a laid back type of chic. Their silhouettes had a ballet dancer feel and the colour palettes were so well matched, they could go with just about anything you throw at them.



To see the rest of the collection click here.
To shop Bottega Veneta click here.

Roberto Cavalli (Day 4, September 20th)
    This was an extravagant show to say the least. There were stripes, flowing materials, pops of colour and even a bridal element to Roberto's collection. His use of white floral lace was my favourite style by far, thats what I can imagine myself getting married in, but also wearing in the summer and spring for a take on the bohemian.



To see the rest of Roberto's collection click here.
To shop Roberto Cavalli click here.

Emilio Pucci (Day 4, September 20th)



To see the rest of the collection click here.
To shop Emilio Pucci, click here.

Dolce & Gabbana (Day 5, September 21st)
    There are a select few things that I love more than food and Dolce & Gabbana is most certainly one of them. The artistry and the work put into creating such a regal, elegant, mind blowing collection is inconceivable. D&G have an unmistakable signature to their designs and yet every piece is as unique as it gets. This season they've brought a plethora of floral silks and lace, along with a matador style silhouette adding a masculine edge to their pieces. They also have a royal, almost ethereal feel to them; you often see the odd crown on one or two models heads. Their bejewelled, breath taking designs are the reason they are definitely one of my top 5 favourite designers in the world (hence why I had to include so many of their pieces below).





To see the rest of the collection click here.
To shop Dolce & Gabbana click here.

Luisa Beccaria (Day 5, September 21st)



To see the rest of Luisa's collection click here.
To shop Luisa Beccaria, click here.

Au Jour Le Jour (Day 5, September 21st)



To see the rest of their collection, click here.

To shop Au Jour Le Jour click here.

     Milan has delivered a remarkable array of designs this season and for me this has been the best fashion week yet. Paris has a lot to live up to! Milan has taught us many things this season and there is a gamut of new trends to take to the streets; floral, laced, tasseled, brightly coloured, flowing, structured, denim, tropical, wedding styles and nostalgically Summer inspired clothes. Spring will be extraordinary. Surprisingly I didn't like Armani, Maxmara, or Gucci and I was a little disappointed. But what can I say, the designers I've discovered from Milan Fashion Week have more than made up for that by a long way. I've noticed myself using the word 'chic' so much when I talk about fashion, got any good synonyms?

Let me know what your thoughts were about Milan Fashion Week and what you loved the most about it. P.S. Sorry for the long post, I didn't realise I'd like so many of Milan's collections!
Images courtesy of Vogue.com

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