MFW DAY 3

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Forca Italia and this is our moto for the next couple of days because Milan Fashion Week is here and we are so excited for two reasons. Number 1 because we are in the middle of the fashion coverage (Yeah) and Number 2 because we are in love with Milan. So stay tuned because again for this week we will have daily posts about every Milan Fashion Day. If you have missed the first day of it, you can have a look here:


Charmani was the title of the Spring Summer 2017 fashion show of Mr. Armani. In the age of 82, Giorgio Armani decided to concentrate his focus on the body, so all his creations were about the lightness of the body, finding a new balance between discipline and freedom as he said at the backstage of the show. 

Moving to the show, the words of Armani, translated into filmy fabrics in watery florals and iridescent textures that variously evoked fishnet and scales. Jackets seemed more like cardigans with fastenings at the neck. Shorts were double-layered within transparent silk for a bubble-like effect. Fringe was everywhere and what we really loved was that all the outfits were accessorized with sunglasses, gladiator sandal-boot, earnings and sunglasses. 


When you think of a classic Diesel girl you definitely don't think of her wearing lacy frocks in dusty pink shades but you think her into ripped jeans, leather jackets and into a more rock 'n' roll attitude. This season forget all of that. This collection is all about romanticism. The inspiration of the designer was the controversial work of David Hamilton, a photographer that his 60's and 70's pictures were all about very nude and very young girls. 

Moving to the collection Diesel kept some of the main characteristics of the brand. Strong utility, army-surplus vibe which featured short baby doll dresses with Chantilly lace overlays, broderie anglaise-ruffled miniskirts paired with field parkas and military inspired oversize jackets. The feminine allure was highlighted by a palette of nude, sand and ivory. 


We might be still in Milan but by watching Etro's latest fashion show that doesn't seem to be true. Spring and summer collection was all about textured leather and bead-trimmed caftans, cloaks against silk maxis, mid-length dresses, ponchos, pants and jumpsuits. What we really loved about this collection were the hammered silver jewelry and the gold-hardware hunks of ceramics and minerals. A monochromatic opening saw interplays of stripes and paisley that sometimes seemed touched by the geometry of Art Deco. It rambled on, touching down in contemporary modernity via silk floral jacquard, white weave–piped running shorts and bra tops, moto-detailed pants in leather, and an acid yellow nylon jacket. Simultaneously, Etro had us harking back to an age where athleisure was as likely the name of an unknown kingdom as it is a trend: There was a lovely print incorporating the pressed-gold lettering and illustration of leather-bound 1920s books and frontispieces, plus bags pragmatically equipped with hip flasks and sketching pencils.  


Giambatista Valli is a master on setting his fashion shows. For this season, he decided to host his show in the most beautiful building of Milan; Palazzo Lita, a Baroque palace in the middle of Milan that dates back to the 17th century and had once been a family home. The story behind his show, finds the Valli girl, waking up in Los Angeles after a hungover. She wears her baby doll and her glittery brocade bedroom slippers at the same color with her walls. 

The models on the defile padded through the scene in abbreviated lace and jacquard mini dresses depicting desert scenes, leopard sports or floor length tiered frocks with fringe and sequin appliqués. His brocade and glitter stack-heeled ankle boots will definitely be one of the best pieces of the show. One thing is sure: That we need all the creations, for sure!

Marco de Vincenzo fashion show was a mind trip to Riviera. Sunny seaside image as a photo print on a blouse and as a template for the jacquard of a coat. Happy colors is a signature point on Marco's collections and this season was no exception. Combinations of azure, olive green and emerald on one ruffled flock; on another he paired green and black strips with red and black strips embroidered tiny flowers. Texture was another big part on his show. Bring was embellished cotton tops and skirts with strings tied in bows. He also played with pin-tucking and he sliced cut-outs into pleats. 



This season Tods presented a new image of the brand on the catwalk and that is because of the new creative director; Alessandra Facchinetti that landed to the company earlier this year. As for the collection, Tods presented short shift dresses, biker jackets, pea coats, T-shirts made of striped python , leather and suede. What really became a trend automatically from this show were those amazing Double T and Wave bags. Many accounts on Instagram and Snapchat captured them and let's be honest; They are quite amazing and we really need them for this spring summer! 


When we are thinking about Versace house, we directly think of a strong, powerful and always glamorous woman that she is always ready to take down the best night at a nightclub or at a business event. This season Donatella Versace seems to involve this kind of woman. She transform her into a more athletic and energetic and this is probably what the period demands. 

Models from many ages and more varieties of shape when billowy nylon parkas; body-con leggings with tight sporty T-shirts; Teva flatforms sandals. Versace special techniques couldn't be missed and the nylon techno fabric was soon threaded with drawstrings pulled a couple of asymmetrically sexy dresses in navy blue and green. Leather was deployed as a cropped color-blocked blouson with nylon track pants. The classic curve-sculpted black dresses and the signature checkerboard prints couldn't be out of this spring summer collection in a new and more forward way that the past collections. 




Front Row couldn't be missing from this post and of course street style photos! 

Armani Front Row 

Versace Front Row 

Milan calls for some street style caption and here it is!




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Written by Petropoulou Nefeli, Chromantics Fashion Editor


Sources: Vogue.com, elle.uk.com, vogue.co.uk

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