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2018 Milan Fashion Week

Milan has just unveiled the latest fashion breakthroughs. Milan fashion week, from 20 to 26 February showcased the new trends for next autumn and winter. Even though it’s not even spring yet, Italians are usually very keen on fashion and won’t be caught unprepared. Let’s have a look to the main must-haves for next Autumn-Winter.

After many years of predominance of the 70’s. The 80’s have made a comeback this year. The extravagance of those years is reflected in the new look proposed on the catwalk. Skinny trousers in gold and silver have been the protagonists of the Genny Official collection. Cuissardes boots accompanied by A-line dresses and also shiny silk blouses with big ribbons to the neck, and corolla sleeves, were big hits on the catwalk, together with sporty suits such as the ones proposed in silver by Bluemarine. 

However, the main protagonist of this year’s Milan fashion week were Paillettes. Almost all the collections had a bit of sparkle with blouses, trousers, dresses and accessories embroidered with Paillettes. Max Mara proposed Paillettes on shrugs, blazer jackets, and pencil skirts. Precious embroideries in Paillettes decorated also Moschino’s dresses for the stars who walk the red-carpet.

Gucci proposed also balaclavas and jumpers. Oversize precious yarns sweaters with embroideries replaced jackets and coats. Alessandro Dell'Acqua matched tulle transparent skirts with maxi patchwork sweaters. Jumpers were also protagonists in Les Copains’s collection where they were paired with pencil skirts or proposed as a maxi dress with bell sleeves. In the Antonio Marra collection there were also maxi pullovers. 

As far as shoes are concerned, sock sneakers are the new must-have both for men and women, in the collection of Alberto Guardiani. High boots and cuissardes boots are very popular also with trousers in Alberta Ferretti’s collection. High and sexy cuissardes boots, are worn "on the skin" in Ermanno Scervino collection, Blumarine instead preferred pythoned boots.

The logo is on once again. Gucci, Prada, Fendi, and Max Mara printed their maxi logos on leggings, fur coats and t-shirts.

The real fur fashion seemed to have passed, but in this edition of the fashion week, we found it in many versions, probably dedicated to a large extent to Russian or Eastern European buyers. There was also precious workmanship by Fendi, where fur, besides being a coat, became a blazer or coordinated suit with a miniskirt, or a sweater or scarf with a maxi logo. The logo was also on bags. Giorgio Armani proposed the coat embellished with fur in grey and black, but eco-fur version, the stylist since 2016 said no to the use of animal fur. For those who do not love real fur there were also other must-have outerwear of the season, among these in the first place the practical, versatile, elegant long coat has been proposed almost in every collection, just to confirm its status as an essential garment for the next autumn winter. 

Milan correspondent

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