While talk of which designer gowns would hit the Oscars 2013 red carpet might have filled the Milan Fashion Week front row in between the weekend’s fashion shows, as soon as the lights were dimmed all eyes were on Autumn Winter 2013 collections from Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander and more.
Sidling up next to each other on Saturday’s schedule, Roberto Cavalli and Jil Sander provided two very different aesthetics at Milan Fashion Week, with the former playing to the tastes of every fashion maximalist and the latter looking to the cool, calm minimalists amid the crowd. While Roberto Cavalli’s ‘60s-inspired collection featured chainmail detailing and crystalised jewellery, bubble-backed jackets and stapless dresses in saffron, sky blue and slate ruled the Jil Sander runway.
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Marni kicked of Sunday’s proceedings with a stripped-back approach that saw mainly larger silhouettes in a mostly neutral colour palette that was punctuated with shades of black, brown and fawn. Technical tweeds met warm-looking furry fabrics for a lust-worthy winter look.
Next up, Emporio Armani sent out hat-clad models fit decked out in soft tailoring and vintage-style volume in soft, wearable tones.
Meanwhile, Dolce & Gabbana added a bit of spice to proceedings with a Byzantium meets Vatican theme played out to the sounds of The Spice Girls. With mosaic vistas appearing in intricately appliquéd golden gowns or printed on shrug-on jersey column dresses, we’ve no doubt Hollywood’s finest would have worn it straight of the catwalk.