Best Of Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2021 Phygital Edition
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Milan Fashion Week falls right in the middle of the long fashion month schedule, and just like its place on the calendar, it is the centre of all thing chic and elegant. While the city continues to miss the in-person-high-heel action on the cobbled streets of the fashion capital, the designers still managed to wow the audiences virtually.
This season was all about experimenting with Fall/Winter trends and revamping them with a distinct take. From Prada’s gloves with compartments to Marni’s dual-coloured parkas, each fashion house presented a visual spectacle. After a year of sloppy-clothing, it is time to retire the joggers and rejoin the fashion world. The Italian labels helped the conversion by serving back-to-life looks at the recently concluded Milan Fashion Week.
Here’s our edit of the top eight looks that we loved this season
After his debut couture presentation, Kim Jones showcased a line of ready-to-wear collection at the Milan Fashion Week. Neutral hues, clean cuts and a minimal aesthetic dominated the iconic house's virtual show. A silhouette that specifically stood out was this off-shoulder, mocha-hued, drape-detailed semi-formal dress. Styled with a pair of camel coloured boots and a bag for that perfect tone-on-tone look.
Alberta Ferretti's Fall/Winter display at the Milan Fashion Week meant business. The designer who takes pride in dressing strong women presented a line of smart formal wear with interesting new elements. Case in point: the charcoal black skirt-suit with tie-up blazer and high-neck Victorian collar detail added a layer of nuance to the otherwise simplified workwear.
Channelling the '70s boho-chic energy in her Fall/Winter 2021 collection, Veronica Etro gave her namesake label a fresh upgrade. Wide-legged, pleat-detailed high-waist trousers paired with an oversized, embroidered jumper and a baker cap was the 'it' look for this season.
Armani's Fall ready-to-wear black and blue showcase was all about transitional dressing, aptly interpreting the current scenario of the world. Through the lens of the legendary designer, dressing-down does not mean boring. Setting an example was this velvet pantsuit layered on a ruffled one off-shoulder blouse that means party and business all in one.
Tom Ford's collection for the Milan Fashion Week emoted his regular relaxed-chic aesthetic through a line of glamorised streetwear. Still riding high on the Bridgeton fever, the designer incorporated the regency trend but made it 2021-friendly, by swapping the ballroom skirt for acid-washed jeans coupled with a sheer, exaggerated sleeve-detailed blouse with a bow-styled neckline.
Pierpaolo Piccioli's monochromatic collection for Valentino was punk rock meets formal wear. Contrastingly different from his endless trailed-gowns and glittery shoes, this line was all about keeping it short, but not-so-sweet. Black and white jackets, coats, layers with cut-out details set his back-to-work looks apart. This poncho/jacket on a big-collared white shirt and the mesh-detailed inner is ideal for the biker-chic working girl.
Jeremy Scott drew a parallel between his popular surrealistic design ideology and a modern functional wardrobe for Moschino's Fall/Winter line. Think bankers, but with a penchant for fashion and fantasy. The showstopping ensemble was the de-constructed pantsuit, made up of a blazer corset hybrid and oversized trousers. The teeny tiny hightea hat added the extra polished lady touch.
Inspired by the iconic label's 70 years of history, designer Ian Griffith paid homage to the luxury brand that is known for power dressing iconic women over the decades. Teddy bear coats, fluffy caramel coloured jackets, monotone layers and separates were in the label's comfort zone. What stood out was this look that seamlessly married plaid with romantic ruffles and a mid-length jacket, tracing Griffit's own history from Britain.