Recap: Milan Fashion Week SS'13

The next stop on our tour of fashion weeks is Milan. The Italians, as usual, impressed fashion onlookers with elegant prints and bold colors. We are starting to see overlapping trends from city to city that are sure to make statements and stick around for a few seasons!

Sheer Lace

Sheer made an appearance in New York and London, so of course Milan had to continue the trend! Gowns waltzed down the runway with expert sheer lace detailing and elegant silhouettes. We love the delicate lacework and soft colors.

Print Blocking

One of the most popular trends this season is blocking. This is either done with prints and colors, like Gabriele Colangelo and No. 21, or prints on prints, like Dolce & Gabbana. Whichever way you decide to wear it, bright colors and bold prints are key!

Stripes

Stripes are making a comeback on the runway this season, creating looks ranging from retro-mod to simple and clean-cut. Diagonal stripes were paired with vertical and horizontal stripes to mix up the traditional striped look. Similar to London and New York, different textures and sizes were paired together to create sporty- feminine looks.

Fringe

From the classic 20s inspired look to a modern sexy mini, fringe popped up in Milan and made a big statement. Bottega Veneta and Roberto Cavalli put their own twists on the iconic flapper look, while Versace opted for a disco glamour look.

Diagonal Lines

Geometric cuts and patterns have been spotted on all the runways these few weeks, and Milan is no exception. For a bold look, try Versace’s peek-a-boo cut dress or Just Cavalli’s mix of fabric cuts and patterned lines. Genny and Sportmax opted for softer colors and clean-cut lines.

Check back next week for our recap of Paris Fashion Week!

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