Take Max Mara for example. Inspired by childhood memories of summer, beatnik style stripes and fisherman sandals offered the perfect palate cleansing uniform for a long, hedonistic holiday ahead.
Over at Fendi, Kim Jones, influenced by 70’s style icons Bianca Jagger and Grace Jones, sent a nostalgic and joyful collection down the runway, with maxi dresses, caftans and capes in turquoise and tangerine colourways suitable for the Casino de Monte Carlo.
The effervescent Alberta Ferretti debuted macrame camisoles and crocheted pants evoking a sense of ease and effortlessness.
Across the board, colour schemes were kept neutral and textures minimal. A fresh start following a turbulent year. For our favourite looks from the runways of Milan Fashion Week, including all the top trends for the upcoming season ahead, keep reading below.
These tailored shorts are spring's answer to the slouchy tailored suit pants we sport during the cooler months. The benefit of bermuda shorts is that they can easily be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion whilst emulating the enviable ‘boyfriend’ aesthetic.
Crochet has and always will be synonymous with summertime. It’s not your Grandmother’s knitwear anymore. Luxury legacy labels including Tod’s, Missoni and Etro are highlighting that crochet, albeit rudimentary, can be chic.
Is there anything more Y2K than a halterneck? Fashion aficionados are correct in saying this style has roots in 70’s dressing, but since it’s been spotted on the likes of 90’s muse Paris Hilton and Bella Hadid this eclectic look is undoubtedly making a comeback. One look at Blumarine’s latest collection and you’ll understand why Gen-Z are single handedly bringing the noughties back.
Since the mid 2010’s , bralettes have disappeared in the cultural zeitgeist in favour of more prominent underwear. Corsets, bustiers and bodysuits have become our preferred lingerie, and while there is still a place for them, more recently the humble bralette is making a comeback as the perfect accompaniment to our suits and separates.
For some, neon is never to be touched again. For others neon is welcomed back into our wardrobes with welcome arms. And whilst fluorescent and acid hues will always be fondly reminiscent of 80s apparel and athleisure, designers including Blumarine, Sunnei and Versace are making a case for neon to come back. We’re on the fence for this one.