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Let’s just say, Milan Fashion Week was incredibly inspiring and we could not wait to share our favourite moments and runway shows with you, Velveteers. Read on for our picks from the last Fashion Week

Let’s just say, Milan Fashion Week was incredibly inspiring and we could not wait to share our favourite moments and runway shows with you, Velveteers. Read on for our picks from the last Fashion Week we’ve seen in Milan.

Philipp Plein

It was an absolute rollercoaster inside Palazzo delle Scintille for the german designer Philipp Plein, who is known for being the most creative when it comes to scenography. As seen in the men’s collection, “street style” is the main focus linked to an elevated sense of luxury. Mink and fox fur, basketball jerseys with python and crocodile inserts were the highlights of the show. When it came to colours: black and white with a hint of orange.

Couture capes, close-fitting dresses, crocodile jogging pants and flat black leather boots created the perfect mix between casual style and glamour chic. Swarovski Elements for embroidery and the tridimensional image of a diamond panther that decorated each piece of the collection from clothes to accessories. The show was very social, thanks to the hashtag created for the occasion #pleinwarriors.


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An explosion of color at the A/W 2015-2016 for Maison Versace. The collection conquered the audience, because Donatella revolutionalised what was dear to Gianni. Donatella reproposes her classical Greek motive, creating the hashtag #greek, redesigning it with an emoticon at the center.

“Today, fashion is different thanks to influence of social media, you have to be powerful and immediate.” A courageous choice that is going to be rewarded. Versace is clearly saying “goodbye” to the past while welcoming the future.

Very thin and asymmetric lines played on the contrast between the black and fluorescent colours. This autumn Versace brings a lot of colour: green, red and yellow everywhere. Amazing multicolour prints on sensual dresses, as well as the lightening printed on jackets and skirts- all

worn with boots in patent leather on the front and suede on the back. “This is my Versace for today, and forever”, said Donatella.

Dolce and Gabbana

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This show was a real tribute to mothers for Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana who chose the six months pregnant model Bianca Balti to catwalk for this amazing collection and emotional show. There were many cheers and tears when the face of Dolce and Gabbana made her entrance in the Metropol. Infants in model’s arms, children in model’s hands and “Viva la Mamma” by an Italian singer Edoardo Bennato as the soundtrack translated for guests in 14 languages, including Arabic, Chinese and Korean.

Pastel rose, white and black were the colours for the A/W season; longuette dresses and gold accessories for hair were the main distinctive signs of this brand, which always celebrates the Italian culture and lifestyle.


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It’s been eight years since Jeremy Scott presented the eponymous collection in New York, and now he’s back on the catwalk with Moschino. Scott’s tribute to pop culture through the icons of McDonald’s and Barbie were nothing less than a phenomena on social media last year. Well, the road continues to head in the colourful, playful and totally irresistible direction.

Sweaters and sport jerseys with Looney Tunes will definitely fly off the shelves; shiny coats, sleeping bags , jackets and denim with neon colours and graffiti on the evening dresses are ready to fill you with joy the upcoming autumn.


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The last show we wanted to highlight was Prada A/W’15. It was all about pastel and acid colours. The soundtrack from Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” underlined images of extreme beauty being able to arise from human creativity; to an extent it felt that there was something cartoonish in the pieces cut from hyper-smooth fabrics and the spongy sci-fi fabrics that most of the public confused for neoprene, which was, in fact, a double-face knit. To highlight the contrasts, Prada included gloves and fur stoles; pins and heels on the empire style of the pantsuits.

by Ameni Shafik

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