Anthony Vaccarello -

SHORT + SHEARLING Paris: Body conscious silhouettes and micro-short hemlines remained the focus at Anthony Vaccarello for Fall, this season updated by sturdy shearling jackets and coats, menswear touches and a recent runway must-have: the turtleneck sweater. — Nina Stotler Key Items: Motorcycle jackets / Cutout leather dresses / Tapered menswear trousers / Chunky turtlenecks / Asymmetrical miniskirts / Wool overcoats Color: Black / ...
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Devastee -

GRAVEYARD GAMES Paris: A casual nonchalance with a gamine edge emanated from Devastee's fall 2014 collection. Amusing tombstones and ghost motifs added a youthful feel to the dark aesthetic. – Deirdre Pérez Key items: Tailored button-up coats / Active pants / Sleeveless coat / Intarsia sweaters / Tapered trousers / Skinny pants / Active sets / Skirt and short suits / Mini skirts / Shift ...
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Runway Trend Alert – Animal -

Bold animal and reptile patterns emerge in new manifestations with rigid structure and surface interest on the Milan runways.
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Runway Trend Alert – Low Maintenance -

Laid-back hair is created by messy center or side parts swept over the forehead to create texture, while hair is gently finger-brushed to create soft waves.
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Runway Trend Alert – Embellished Surfaces -

Handcrafted embellishments adorn this season’s silhouettes, adding tactile surface interest, dimension and a hint of sparkle to panels and edges.
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Philipp Plein -

PUNK COWGIRL Milan: Philipp Plein pushed punk and Western influences to the edge with garments encrusted in spike studs, trophy belt buckles the size of dinner plates, and plenty of leather. Ultra-luxe materials like snakeskin and fur juxtaposed destroyed denim, while a series of red tartan plaid directly referenced punk style. — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Slim fit turtleneck / Plaid mini dress ...
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DSquared2 -

‘60s SPLENDOR MILAN:  It was all about ‘60s luxury at DSquared2 — Sassy mini shifts were decorated with opulent jewels or fur trim, while extravagant silk capes and evening gowns were trimmed in decadent feathers. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Capes / Mini dresses / Matched sets / Bodysuits / Covered-up evening gowns / Cropped trousers / Boxy jackets / Double-breasted ...
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Stella Jean -

CULTURE CLUB Milan: Haitian-Italian designer Stella Jean brought a much needed breath of fresh air into Milan Fashion Week with her youthful, modern spin on globally-inspired dressing. This season, she mixed African prints with Japanese tailoring, accented by an earthen palette of desert-worthy hues, with standout pieces including voluminous bell dresses and chunky kimono cardigans. — Shannon Davenport   Key Items: Maxi cardigans ...
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Giorgio Armani -

FADE TO GREY Milan: Color – or lack thereof – drove Giorgio Armani's eponymous collection for Fall 2014. The presentation, entitled "Fade to Grey," displayed classic ensembles bathed in shades of grey adding dimension to beautifully tailored looks. Shocks of lime green were interspersed throughout which the designer regarded as "a stimulating color...It also represents something avant-garde."  – Deirdre Pérez Key items: Tailored suits / ...
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Genny -

ICE QUEENS Milan: A cool palette of white, grey and icy blue set a wintery tone for Genny's F/W 14 collection. Shimmery silks, metallic matelasse, and plush furs further embodied the frosty effect, while airy chiffon dresses and fit-n-flare coats with dramatic ruffled flounces looked fit for a princess. — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Fuzzy sweater / Ruffleneck blouse / Pleated chiffon dress ...
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Missoni -

FREE SPIRIT Milan: Angela Missoni’s collection for Fall was inspired by the thought of  "a free spirited woman." The silhouette was relaxed with covetable outerwear pieces while the brand’s signature knits were graphically pieced in oversized color blocked designs. Both texture and structure were achieved by creative treatments of wool yarns – all adding up to a modern and strong lineup. ...
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Massimo Rebecchi -

TEXTURE PLAY Milan: Massimo Rebecchi’s Fall girl was one part girly and one part sporty, but the collection maintained a clean, feminine aesthetic throughout. Material blocking and contrast texture emerged as a key concept, with looks that combined fuzzy mohair, sheer lace and shiny brocade.—Shannon Davenport   Key Items: Wool coats / Cropped jackets / Patchwork furs / Pencil skirts / Shirtdresses ...
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Laura Biagiotti -

MODERN FOLKLORE Milan: Italian designer Laura Biagiotti sent forth a collection of 50 looks merging modern silhouettes with folkloric prints and patterns. An emphasis on sweater knits paired with diaphonous skirts resulted in a fluid, of-the-moment aesthetic. – Deirdre Pérez Key items: Matched sets / Tunic dresses / Sweater dresses / Blanket coats / Elongated vests / Wide leg trousers / Fit-and-flare dresses / Jumpsuits ...
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Anteprima -

COZY ELEGANCE Milan: This season, Anteprima delivered a cozy yet elegant collection of tailored separates paired with slouchy knitwear. Sweaters in every variation — chunky, cropped, sheer and elongated — balanced structured silhouettes with femme softness. A sprinkling of transparent sequins lent a handful of ensembles an easy, evening-appropriate look. — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Slouchy sweater / Cropped turtleneck / Leather button-front ...
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Salvatore Ferragamo -

STRIATED ELEGANCE Milan: Creative director Massimiliano Giornetti presented a handcrafted collection that was a testiment to the classic elegance of the Ferragamo house. Modern treatments in the form of striated wool patterns, hints of metallic and an equestrian undertone updated each covetable look. – Deirdre Pérez Key items: Blanket coats / Capes / Knee-length skirts / Shell tops / Trapeze dresses / Bomber jackets ...
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