Thursday, 18 September 2014


Gucci brought a flare of the seventies back onto the fashion scene at this season’s Milan catwalk. With button up denim jackets and matching skirts, suede coat dresses and floaty boho blouses worn underneath gilets made of Mongolian goat hair and crafted patchwork snakeskin, this collection felt like a time capsule uncovered four decades later. The colour palette consisted of an array of autumn shades; rustic reds, burnt oranges, clean whites and not to forget the stereotypical seventies toffee brown.

Blue was the colour at the Emporio Armani show last week. Cornflower, navy and metallic were the designer’s preferential shades throughout his collection, teamed up with crisp bright whites and subtle greys. There was a prominent essence of young and sporty combined with a relaxed yet partially tailored silhouette. Trousers were loose fitting with tapered ankles, puffball skirts looked somewhat deflated, and his footwear of choice was, of course, skate shoes and hi-tops.

After last season’s unforgettable collection centred on a carton of McDonald’s fries, how could designer, Jeremy Scott, maintain the wildness at Moschino? By creating a collection inspired by Barbie of course! His plastic-fantastic themed show was consistent down to the boxed Barbie dolls and mirror-turned-iPhone cases on every seat. Whilst Aqua’s ‘Barbie Girl’ played in the background, a real life version of the boxed Barbie opened the show in her bubble-gum pink attire and curled blonde wig. From Business Woman Barbie to Cowgirl Barbie, a collection of life-size dolls strutted (or skated in the case of Roller-skater Barbie) down the catwalk. We also saw sequin covered jeans, metallic gold outfits, and ensembles that replicated blow-up pool toys – this collection was truly genius.

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