10 Things We Loved About Milan Fashion Week

10 Things We Loved About Milan Fashion Week

The Golden arches at Moschino, Drones at Fendi and Prada's retro wallpaper prints – here's everything we loved about MFW AW14...

1. Golden arches at Moschino
We love a show with a sense of humour, and Jeremy Scott’s first for Moschino, with prints taken from the packaging of oven chips, cheesy crisps and the world’s most famous fast food joint, certainly came with a huge helping of irony. Plus we all got an iPhone cover that looked like a portion of McDonalds chips. Tasty.

Fendi AW14

2. Drone cameras at Fendi
Them taking a picture of us taking a picture of them…the remote controlled drone cameras hovering above us at Fendi certainly made great Instafodder, and also captured the show for the website’s live stream.

Dolce & Gabbana AW14

3. If you go down to the woods today…
Grab your old copy of Enid Blyton’s The Faraway Tree next season, because there’s Enchanted Wood inspiration all over the place. From Marni’s feathered dresses and Sergio Rossi’s presentation in a magical copse, to Dolce & Gabbana’s squirrel, owl and fox motifs, the forest is your friend for a/w2014.

Prada AW14

4. Retro wallpaper prints at Prada
Our favourite collections from Miuccia are the ones brimming with prints you might have found in your Gran’s living room circa 1972, so we fell in love with the yellows, purples and browns on show in Milan last week. We’re also hoping she makes some cushions in the same fabric. Fingers crossed…

Tod's AW14

5. Geometric leather at Tod’s
From a distance we thought this was cotton, but up close we discovered the finest, thinnest leather you can imagine. And it looked absolutely beautiful cut and bonded into these linear designs.

Emporio Armani AW14

6. Eat your heart out, Pharrell
Emporio Armani showed MASSIVE hats on the catwalk – they reminded us of the Vivienne Westwood one that has been glued to Pharrell Williams’ head for what seems like a month – and the InStyle team was lucky enough to have a little try on after the show. Each one has a smaller elasticated section inside so that the hat stays perched on top of your head instead of covering your eyes.

Missoni AW14
7. More cool bum bags!
We already questioned our style identities when we saw bum bags we liked at New York fashion week, and now it’s happening all over again. Maybe our love of flat shoes is nurturing our practical nature: who knows? Either way, we know we’re coveting Missoni’s double bum bags for a chic hands-free option next season. 
8. Cow print at No.21
Just when we thought we had all the flat shoes any girl could ever need, we spied some DIVINE cow print flats on the catwalk at No.21. WANT! Look out for cow print in general next season: it’s the new leopard.
Gucci AW14
9. Think pink
Yeah, yeah, we know you’re already thinking pink – it’s been the most prevalent colour for the last two seasons – but it’s staying put for a/w2014 too. Fendi’s oversized fuchsia parka set our pulses racing, and if we were celebrities, we’d be fighting over Gucci’s dusky pink leather bejewelled confection to wear on the red carpet.
Agnona AW14 
10. Under-the-radar brand of the week
This prize goes to Agnona, which was founded by Ermenegildo Zegna and is now designed by Stefano Pilati.  We loved the alpaca separates in navy, peppered with bright yellow, pink and orange, all displayed on the coolest mannequins we’ve seen.
By Hannah Rochell
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