Milan Fashion Week Spring 2018 Review
Feeling the Fashion Week overwhelm yet? With so many articles flooding the web, I've even started to feel it myself. Every piece comes off the same. "This is the best new trend!" "Everyone will be wearing this next season." "This designer expertly took a nostalgic look and made it new." I'm just. So. Bored.
How many new things can be said about each collection? I truly feel for the incredibly talented people who work for Vogue Runway who manage to review each showing with care and consideration. I've found that I simply do not have the attention span for it and, if I know you like I think I do, neither do you.
This year on the blog, I'm doing things the way that I want to do them. I'm writing the round-ups that I'd actually want to read! Below you'll find all of the most important information from Milan Fashion Week Spring 2018, split into digestible sections. Into it? Then start scrolling...
Biggest Moments of Milan Fashion Week Spring 2018
They're back! The most iconic 90's supermodels stomped the runway in an emotional finale with Donatella herself. The show tapped into nostalgia, while paying tribute to Gianni Versace 20 years after he was killed.
Moschino trotted out its models wearing extravagant gowns that made them look like floral arrangements come to life. Although the collection was highly instagrammable, it drew unfavorable comparisons to John Galliano's similar collection for Christian Dior in 2010.
As usual, but nevertheless still eye-catching, Dolce & Gabbana's "model squad" closed out their show in a sea of black leotards and sparkling headpieces. Leading the pack were It-Girls like Hailey Baldwin, Sara Sampaio and Elsa Hosk.
My Picks for Best Collections of Milan Fashion Week Spring 2018
If you thought that I wasn't going to pick Versace as one of my favorite collections, you're crazy. This show had everything: high-glamour gowns, nostalgic prints and the return of the Supers. Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours, Versace!
Les Copains did it again! After I featured their collection in my Milan Fashion Week Fall 2017 roundup, I didn't think that I would ever be writing about them again. Consider me proven wrong. Les Copains has their own handle on the sartorial definition of bohemian. By incorporating burnt orange and brighter reds into their mostly neutral collection, the clothing popped - and made me want to save up for a few pieces.
Etro started out with a bang - drawing me into the collection with bright white look after bright white look. As the models continued to file down the runway, they began easing into a more muted, 70s color palette. I can't say that I was mad about it. Jewel tones mixed with earth tones in perfect harmony and gave us a more modern take on the popular 70s-inspired styles that are in stores now.
My Picks for Best Beauty Looks of Milan Fashion Week Spring 2018
There's nothing that I love more than a lived-in beauty look. Smudgy eyeliner and flyaways, like those at Alberta Ferretti, scream off-duty model. The models' cheekbones were chiseled, their foreheads were bronzed and their lips were a pinky-nude, but it almost looked like they weren't wearing makeup. Sounds like my kind of look!
Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana are the kings of winged liner and red lips - but against all odds it never gets old on their runway. Once again, the designers chose glamorous, sophisticated Italian women as their muses. Flowers tucked into their strands and a pale gold glimmer spread across their lids kept the look as natural as could be expected at D&G.
Tod's was the home of the ultimate no-makeup makeup look. Kendall Jenner walked the runway with flyaways that were slicked to her forehead, and little else on her face but defined brows. Here's the catch: I would only try recreating this look on a good skin day. Every blemish, dark spot or bit of texture would be visible with this minimal makeup. The risk is yours to take!