Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Review
It's that time of year again! Fashion month is the time that we get to experience this creative world of fashion in all of its glory. With four different weeks of trend-setting collections, it is important to evaluate each show's stand-out pieces and concepts that will soon enter our own wardrobes. Elsewhere Magazine covers each week in this review series, giving our insights on our favorite collections and beauty looks that were featured on the runway.
As I was starting to grapple with the fact that my wardrobe needed a complete overhaul to be able to transition into real-world dressing, this collection from Bottega Veneta made its way down the catwalk. Although some pieces featured sheer paneling (a nod to last season's obsession with the trend), I immediately was drawn to the silhouettes presented as pieces that could work for the office. I fell in love with the mid-length dresses, metallic jumpsuits and belted, oversized coats that are reminiscent of the style icon that is Olivia Pope. Bottega Veneta did wearable fashion the best this season in Milan.
Etro spoke to my little bohemian heart this season. With graphic prints that effortlessly mixed and a healthy heaping of brown leather accessories, this collection screamed hippie-chic, emphasis on the chic. The major trend to identify here is the oversized jackets, coats and shawls. Come this spring, we will all be bundling up it seems with gorgeously printed coverings. This season. Etro defined the way a cool, laid-back girl does high fashion.
Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana always brings it to Fashion Week. With their iconic finales featuring a slew of the most notable models in the game, they always garner the appropriate amount of attention. This season was about so much more than drawing as many eyes as possible to their clothing. This season, Dolce & Gabbana presented many of their own trends instead of drawing solely on historical inspiration. T-shirts were tucked into extravagantly embellished skirts, large sweatshirts were shown with knee-high boots (I can already see Kylie Jenner jumping on this trend) and large prints featuring ice cream cones caught my eye. It's only a matter of time before we see every fashion blogger rocking their own Dolce & Gabbana piece, but this time they'll be able to inject their own individuality instead of committing to a head-to-toe, over-the-top look.
Favorite Beauty Looks
Two words for this Alberta Ferretti makeup masterpiece: smoky eyes. With a fresh face and a center-parted slick-back, it's clear that the focus here was a smudgy eye that was supposed to look as if it was leftover from the night before. To me, this look works because it is simple but has that mussed, It-Girl vibe that we all want to achieve.
Roberto Cavalli always takes a bohemian look and gives it a pinch of sex appeal. This bedhead hairstyle, featuring tiny hidden braids is perfect for any second-day hair look. Glowing skin, nude tones and bright, youthful eyes complete the barely-there makeup look. Add cream highlighter everywhere for the ultimate dewy glow.
Versace knows how to do sexy - its in their DNA - and this beauty look is no exception. Instead of the typical nude-toned highlight in the inner corner of the eye, Versace went for a cool-toned metallic silver which served to add a futuristic, clubbing vibe. A flush of color on the cheeks is a stark contrast to the harsh contoured looks of Instagram, and I have to admit that I may have been swayed to try it out. The key to this one is to keep blush off of the apples of your cheeks - a soft flush closer to your cheekbones will give you the glow you're looking for.