Celebs hit Milan Fashion Week with Kylie front row at Pucci and Megan Fox checking out Emporio Armani. Here are our highlights from day four of the Milan shows...
To boldly go: Raf Simons' collection for Jil Sander went maximalist for spring, in terms of colour at least, with shocking pink, orange, purple and emerald green hues. Thanks to Simons, we have a new take on party dressing: pair a big ball skirt with a plain white tee for the ultimate in effortless chic.
Boho goddesses: Peter Dundas' Pucci collection had plenty of sex appeal, and we're not just talking about Kylie Minogue looking front row-fabulous in a micro-mini gold lace dress by the designer. The vibe was 70s (what isn't this season?) boho with a Mediterranean feel: lace-up safari tops, low-slung flares and those chiffon maxidresses paired with thigh-high lace-up boots that just screamed Kylie, especially her stage style of late.
All about ease: With their just-got-out-of-the-shower wet hair, flat sandals and sporty dresses, the models at Bottega Veneta seemed to embody a casual-yet-luxurious spirit. From the simple black A-line dresses to the colour-blocked maxis and easy separates in neutral tones, it was the kind of wardrobe you'd want for everyday. And let's not forget the accessories, which were beyond divine: for the bags, designer Tomas Maier worked exotic skins in with the house's signature woven leather.
Techno fashion: Armani went inventive for his spring Emporio Armani collection, working with a new silhouette - fitted bottom (a tube skirt in stretchy tulle) topped with flowing top (a jacket, flared skirt, or asymmetrical trapeze cocktail dress) - and using cutting-edge fabrics like rubberised raffia for a light sheen and thermo-welded leather tiles which resembled paillettes. He also advocated shorts for evening, a look that front-rower Megan Fox may well be working on a red carpet in the near future.
Animal instincts: Is there ever such a thing as too much jungle print? Not according to Blumarine's Anna Molinari, who dressed models in head-to-toe leopard spots (on tops, trousers, dresses and bags) in bright hues like turquoise, pink, mint green and orange, topped off with attention-grabbing accessories like fringed bags, grommetted sandals, stacks of enamel bangles and pendant necklaces. If jungle print's not your thing, but you still want to showcase your love of nature, she also offered a selection of looks with a more abstract butterfly print.
A Cavalli carnival: Denim, denim everywhere at Roberto Cavalli's Just Cavalli show, which featured lots of arts and crafts-y influences like appliques, lace trimmings and and cowboy fringes in addition to Cavalli's signature jungle prints and tropical motifs. Jeans were given the maximalist treatment: distressed and covered in studs, pearls and holes - sometimes all at once. Hey, why not celebrate 40 years in the business with a little OTT fun?
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