Day Two of Milan Fashion Week held host to yet more fashion powerhouses. Karl Lagerfeld appeared in full force for Fendi, whilst Just Cavalli was once again an animalistic riot of colour. I felt like Prada’s SS’14 offering was one of the most wearable of recent years (the sequined bras worn on the outside less so), and the newer kids on the block struck a bold statement with their fresh, fiery and summery collections.
Check out all the happenings of Day Two of Milan Fashion Week…
I completely fell in love with Fendi this season. If I’m entirely honest, I’ve never been a great fan of Fendi – although Karl Lagerfeld usually impresses me so much. But this SS’14 collection felt fresh and new – the serious frown from past has gone, to be replaced by colour. Perhaps not the psychedelic splashes from Just Cavalli, but colour nonetheless. Colours fell in organza and chiffon layers from deep to pale, there were tunic dresses, shorts and vests, with heavy brown leather coats to cover up, with texture added from PVC and scatters of fur (including the animal-like clutches tucked under models’ arms). There was plenty of opulence – a glittering mirror ball dress, and crystals at the ears, fingers and wrists – but it felt like a complement to the collection as opposed to the leading story.
See the full Fendi collection on Vogue.co.uk.
It was very matchy-matchy at Max Mara for SS’14 – each offering a single block colour, from white, blue, or green to grey, purple or orange. Now, if you know me, you know I love to dress up in a perfectly coordinated outfit – down to matching a gold zip on a bag to the watch I choose to wear. But I’ve never really gone in one whole colour before (unless you count my very brief gothic phase – and let’s not); until now. This sheer purple blouse with matching pencil skirt with matching shoes and bags (I LOVE the double arm-candy idea) just captured my imagination – as did the green shift dress further on in the show – although I’d perhaps wear it a bit more modestly!
See the full Max Mara collection on Vogue.co.uk.
Best Dressed on the FROW
Paloma Faith could have stepped on to the catwalk and joined in at Max Mara! She took the front row in a bubblegum pink skirt and top, matching coat and shoes, and clashed the look with some fabulous red heels. She looked divine as ever, and all she needed was some Jackie O sunglasses for a complete retro look. Who else could carry off such a bright pink with red?