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Milano Moda Donna 21 – 26 September 2016


Bright colors are the trend for Spring-Summer 2017

Let's discover together what are the nuances seen on the catwalk and what you will wear in the next season.

What will be the trendy colors for Spring-Summer 2017 ?

The catwalks of Milan have given us more than a hint during the shows and as always, there is plenty of choice.

Take orange, for example, chosen by many designers to give energy to their collection, while yellow, suggesting serenity, remains one of the most beautiful shades to wear in the spring. The same philosophy goes for blue, which we find very often in shirts or striped fabrics for the summer look. Next year, we will also meet neutral colors, from beige to taupe and white, chosen to grace both the classic and the city look for the summer.

Black, as you know, never goes out of fashion; this time around it is largely used on lightweight chiffon dresses or elegant lace suits, likely making it a surprising summer.

Check out the images and discover the colors that we have selected for you!

The beautiful shoes of the Milan Fashion Week

What are the shoes that we will wear in the next season? Here are the most beautiful and eccentric patterns seen on the catwalks of Milan, from Gucci to Prada:

What are the patterns and trends in women's shoes for Spring-Summer 2017? Just take a look at the fashion shows of the Fashion Week in Milan to get an idea about the shoes that we will wear next season.

As always, there is something for all tastes! From heels – the real must-haves? The plateau à la Gucci, which does not want to go out of fashion – to flat shoes like loafers and sandals, not to mention the slip‑on, which many women adore as comfortable and versatile. Even the slave sandals have no intention of disappearing: recommended for those who want to bet everything on their legs.

Sandals with stiletto heels, elegant and refined, are not missing, either; as for decorations, you are spoiled for choice between appliques, buckles and bows on fashionable shoes that do not go unnoticed. Browse the gallery and discover all the most beautiful shoes of the Milan Fashion Week!

The most beautiful bags of Milan Fashion Week

From the shopping bag mini clutch, all the bags for spring summer 2017, directly from the catwalks of Milan

By Enrico Matzeu

The spring-summer 2017 will be the season of contrasts in terms of bags, between large shopping bags and tiny clutches.

The biggest trend in bags, in fact, is the possibility to mix styles and make the accessory the main element of the whole look. And so hurray for the mix & match and the wide variety of sizes developed by the designers. The variety passes in fact from square shoulder bags to tiny bags that can be carried by hand and those that actually become part of the clothing, like narrow belts around light dresses.

The colors are bright and with yellow, ruby red and china blue, those who love specific nuances are spoiled for choice. Browse the gallery and discover the most beautiful views of handbags on the catwalk!

PRADA Collection Spring-Summer 2017

This season, Miuccia Prada explained that it will be a collection of pieces women want to wear. Uncomplicated and desirable. This is indeed true, from the trench coats to the Art Deco graphic printed bomber jackets (both great staples in any woman's wardrobe), through to the minimal opening black kilt worn with a simple tank T-shirt. The pace and detail picked up with the multiple appearance of ostrich and marabou feathers sprouting from neck lines, sleeves and sandal straps. More inspirational, mainly due to the price point, were the diamanté wrap coats.

BOTTEGA VENETA Collection Spring-Summer-2017

This was one of those true fashion moments – Bottega Veneta is celebrating 50 years of the brand and Tomas Maier’s 15th year as Creative Director. With a dream cast of models from Karen Elson, Eva Herzigova and Joan Smalls to Lauren Hutton, the mood was upbeat. Maier explained backstage that the colour palette was important, matching the clothes with the skin tone and age, a collection that would work on the young and the old equally well. For the 50th anniversary, fifteen bags have been brought back from the archives, including the clutch bag Lauren Hutton had carried in the film American Gigolo.

Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

NRO 21 Collection Spring Summer-2017

Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s latest No. 21 collection had something for everyone one. It was both feminine and empowering, with a sporty edge. This season, Dell’Acqua opened the show with fresh white dresses; one standout piece was a 30s-style slip dress with a sequin poncho. Following with asymmetric skirts, created by layered mesh over macramé lace. Parkas and anoraks reworked in patchworks of lace, satin and tulle in an inky palette of black and blues. The looks were finished with a tougher styling detail of strappy pumps with added bows.

FENDI Collection Spring-Summer-2017

Karl Lagerfeld's and Silvia Venturini Fendi’s summer collection always has a light touch (fur is at a minimum). This season, sugary pink was infused through the collection, from one model’s hair adorned with jeweled pins, to delicate sheer lingerie-like dresses and skirts with cut-out butterflies on the bodices. Blouses with scalloped edges looked current, giving volume to sleeves worn with baroque ribbon-tied skirts. The bolder injection of color came at the start with punchy banded knitwear and bold stripes. Noteworthy were the sporty knitted sock booties.

GUCCI Collection Spring-Summer-2017

More is more continues as the Gucci mantra. Where most designers choose a singular historical reference, Alessandro Michele picks moments in time from an eclectic dressing-up box of eras. Or as he described it: “Non-linear and unpredictable connections.” Dresses were layered under knitwear, flares teamed with check jackets, delicate chiffon dresses scattered with sparkle, mash-ups of print, sequins, print T-shirts and floral ruched taffeta cocktail dresses. To top all this off, each look had at least a bowed turban, crystal encrusted glasses or gigantic chandelier‑like earrings.

Photograph: Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage

VERSACE Collection Spring-Summer-2017

With Serena Williams on the frow, Donatella Versace had chosen not to go the sexy black leather-trimmed suits route of last season; instead, she took the sporty track. Opening with figure‑hugging leggings, tight t-shirts and track pants followed by billowy nylon parkas. The sexiness was still present, found in drawstring techno fabric asymmetrical dresses in bold green and blue. The models included both Campbells – Edie and Naomi, with Gigi Hadid closing the show in a navy parka over a sparkly beaded short dress. Backstage, Serena said “this whole collection felt very me”.

Photograph: Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage

ROBERTO CAVALLI Collection Spring-Summer 2017

There is no doubt that Peter Dundas has a passion for the hippy 70s. This season, he took us on a journey to Morocco. While sitting in a Bedouin tent wrapped in patchwork and floral blanket wall hangings, the Woodstock-esque models drifted through the fashion crowd draped in multi-print patchwork tiered dresses, flared jeans were worn with a bikini top and wrapped with an embroidered fringed shawl. Each full of exquisite workmanship – notable pieces were the silk velvet embroidered flares, striped blazers and the chunky wooden-soled clogs and boots.

SPORTMAX Collection Spring-Summer 2017

The Japanese photo book Women of the Sea by Kusukazu Uraguchi inspired this season’s Sportmax show. The two main threads were the wavy stripe print representing the movement of the sea and drawstrings inspired by fishing nets. Drawstrings altered the length and fit on bodices and waist bands and created shorter bubble skirts when folded up and fastened to the waist. This collection had a relaxed ease to each look; a further reference were the fish and barracuda pearl earrings.

DIESEL BLACK GOLD Collection Spring-Summer 2017

Designer Andreas Melbostad took the 90s as inspiration. This meant mini tiered ruffle skirts and cropped bomber jackets in pale pink and crisp white tops that wound around the body, worn with high-waisted trousers. The real winners were the desirable tiered ruffle sundresses and frayed‑edged chiffon pieces.

MOSCHINO Collection Spring-Summer 2017

Jeremy Scott certainly dances to the beat of his own drum, but you can’t help liking the rhythm. For spring/summer, Scott for Moschino took the idea of the paper dressing-up doll with her interchangeable wardrobe, complete with attachable tabs. 3D prints gave the illusion of draping, swimsuits imitated bikinis, and printed cut-off shorts came with fishnet tights. Maybe 2D printed outfits that create the illusion of 3D are a flattering way forward…

DSQUARED2 Collection Spring-Summer 2017

For this DSquared2 Spring-Summer collection, the Caten twins reread the glamour of the fabulous 80s and reinterpret it with the iconoclastic spirit that has always distinguished them: classic jeans are studded with crystals and worn with puffed sleeve t-shirts, animalized sheath dresses are adorned with jais details, the worn‑out denim shirt is paired with micro skirts rich in maxi bows, and the tail coat becomes a seductive mini-dress.

PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI Collection Spring-Summer 2017

Tucked among the evening pouches on a table backstage at Philosophy, in the catwalk was a spray of dried leaves wrapped with a red ribbon. Though he spent years behind the scenes in Milan, designer Lorenzo Serafini is still relatively new at heading up his own label. Before the models took to the runway, he burned the leaves for good luck, sort of like you'd smudge sage to clear energy from a space. It¹s a ritual he began at his first show, but he's making his own luck these days.

GABRIELA COLLANGELO Collection Spring-Summer 2017

Step forward Gabriele Collangelo who presented a texture-rife collection that explored surface deconstruction. And so was no way touching on the two fashion names in the air right now – Vetements and Gucci. It was serene and calm but needed to drill down into the last few looks more over some of the rest, for that would have made it a much stronger and even better collection.