Who put the clocks forward? Autumn hasn’t even properly got underway and already the fashion metropolises are focusing on the next collections for spring and summer 2018. We had a look at the latest trends from the catwalks in Milan that are guaranteed to lift our spirits on cold winter days.
Designer Tomas Maier experimented with studs, sparkling sequins and snakeskin for the new collection. He speaks of “easy pieces” – even the long dresses feel like T-shirts. For next summer, Maier has reached for a surprisingly bright colour palette: purple, red and green convey a new, youthful freshness.
The brand’s 50th birthday was celebrated with a first: never before had Veronica and Kean Etro presented mens- and womenswear collections at the same time. With the label’s customary patchwork of patterns, the looks revived the spirit of the ’60s in general and Mick Jagger fans in particular. Etro’s colour for next season: white.
Womanpower once again lies at the heart of Miucchia Prada’s creations. For this collection, she worked with eight comic artists: Brigid Elva, Joëlle Jones, Stellar Leuna, Giuliana Maldini, Natsume Ono, Emma Ríos, Trina Robbins and Fiona Staples. The main themes, however, come from the archives of Tarpé Mills, who drew the first superheroine. They can be found on oversized coats, dresses, ankle-length skirts and pastel pullovers.
OK, Giorgio Armani now shows his young range in London. But creatively speaking, the team is still deeply rooted in Milan. With its colourful illustrations and street style cuts, the new collection may be aimed at the younger generation, but the doyen’s inspiration came from Queen Elizabeth II and her fondness for bright colours.
Modern nomads and globetrotters are the focus of the new collection. As evidenced by the use of earth tones, toying with textures and stirring silhouettes.
Clear cuts interspersed with soft flounces and occasionally oversized silhouettes are the main features of the new collection. Dominated by lots of white, subtle patterns and a spring-like colour play of green and blue.