Fashion week may be over, but the streets of Milan will never be the same again. Privy to a creative maelstrom of exciting kerbside looks, this season saw as many exciting trend innovations off the catwalk as we did from the likes of high luxe purveyors such as Gucci. Spirited by an undercurrent of individualism embraced by designers and fashion insiders alike, this season saw looks that were anything but uniform.
A carnival of colour rocked fashion foundations to their core with elegant classics reworked in colour pop designs that felt more Rio than Rome. A pattern clash style overhaul saw designers embrace classic Italian prints and rework them for a look that definitely saw the sunny side of style for the season ahead. Revamp your pre-summer collection with these three easy style cheats taken from the grand streets of Milan...
Je t'aime mon amour, French retro chic was the overwhelming undertone seen on the street and on the red carpet from trend mavericks like Leandra Medine and Olivia Palermo. Inspired by '70s beatnik heroines like Jane Birkin circa Serge Gainsbourg, the nonchalant neck tie is back with elegant allure. Twist and tie like you just don't care with this
and pair with a chunky knit jumper and distressed jeans to complete the look.
Go against the grain in a melting pot of primary colours in opposing prints. Using elegant separates as a blank canvas, let your accessories do the talking with bold retro nostalgia and contemporary classics like this
worn around the collar of this transparent shirt. Keep it light and bright and embrace a school yard approach to colour with block styled platforms and mini hand held designs that ooze with easy chic.
Nothing signals the arrival of spring better than seasonal collections from the likes of Dolce & Gabbana and Miuccia Prada. Oozing with vintage nostalgia, the loud statement piece is back and bold for this summer.
Say hello to destination dressing that flaunts a patriotic postcard aesthetic with picturesque printed midi dresses and ornate appliqué heels, tone down high velocity holiday prints with this effortlessly elegant
perfect for adding a touch of high luxe to any fashion conscious ensemble.