Sunday, September 23, 2012

Milan Fashion Week Spring 2013 - Part 1

Milan Fashion Week
Spring/Summer 2013
Part One

An overview of the most noteworthy collections at Milan Fashion Week thus far.

Alberta Ferretti

Waves of maritime shades washed over the catwalk of Alberta Ferretti with iridescent coral reef encrusted cocktail dresses, shiny pools of lamé, seascaped lace and tulle evening gowns and floaty chiffon shifts worn over cropped satin pants. 


Gucci brings us a rainbow of sophisticated ensembles, with a focus on oversized ruffles, which were tacked onto sleeves, collars, shoulders and cuffs. There was a prominence in streamlined column gowns, colourful feather prints, keyhole cut-outs and slick pantsuits.

Ermanno Scervino
Ermanno Scervino sets forth a bohemian themed Spring collection in a vibrant oranges and lemons palette. The range focuses on fringed suede, decorative cut-work, halter neck dresses, feathered trims and slinky jersey gowns.


Miuccia propels a set of chic and innovative looks, skillfully folded to resemble exotic origami creations. Chalky flower motifs weaved its way through the entire range; scribbled upon satin kimono style dresses, geisha gowns, collarless coats, and panel-stitched pencil dresses. Colours included forest green, blush pink, mint, red, black and white. The Japanese theme was further instilled by the leather-bound and ribboned Geta footwear.

An Oriental theme blossomed at Etro, with beautifully hand-painted paisleys, butterflies and floral prints. A polychromatic garden of colours covered caftans and kimonos, leather belted judo jackets, elegant evening dresses, and bodices arranged to appear as flower petals.


A hazy dream of lavender fields, soothing blue seas and teatime macaroons - Blumarine's Spring 2013 collection enters into a fairy land filled with willowy chiffon and tulle embroidered gowns, ombré dip-dyed ruffled skirts, floral beaded dresses and the lacquer of draped lamé.

Giorgio Armani

The crisp early morning skies that graduate into dark starry nights, Armani takes us on an cosmic tour of the style atmosphere for Spring 2013. Every shade from dawn to dusk was represented - heavenly light blues, cloudy grays, shimmery silver and twilight. Layering, as always, was key with sleek coats and loose tunic tops worn over airy organza skirts and straight-fit trousers. Glimmer came in the form of sporadic starburst beading and galactic prints on elegant silk evening gowns and sophisticated pajama suits.

An intermingling of luxe fabrics like leather and fur, along with strong, bold shapes and you have Fendi's futuristic vision for Spring 2013. The urbane colour palette included pale blue, grey, cream, taupe, teal, yellow and peach caramel with a sprinkling of sliver and gold sequins. There was an emphasis on sturdy shoulders, multi-panelled shirt dresses, cropped coats and a unique explosion print. Utilitarian takes a geometric turn.


Donatella Versace painted a vivid picture of orange sunsets, sandstone slopes and deep blue skies over the desert for Spring 2013. Tie-dye, lace inserts and metallic fringing adorned the set of slashed silk slip dresses, glamourous gowns and sassy mini dresses.

Which collection has impressed you the most thus far at Milan Fashion Week?


Andaemond said...

etro's style looks so folklore and i adore that bluemarine clothes.. so awesome :D
great post !

Bodil Huisman said...

It's all so gorgeous! I really love the colourful collection of Gucci and Etro's collection is amazing with all the prints and fabrics.


Chris Ed said...

Hi dear, thank you for the lovely review! I love Gucci, Ermanno Scervino and Versace!
kisses chris

Stefania said...

I love Gucci, Scervino and Blumarine!!

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Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Loving all the collection in Milan!! From Alberta Ferretti to Versace and Scervino! They are so classy and what colors!! Happy sunday dear! KISSES!

Katie Frank said...

such lovely review <3.

sonia de macedo said...

Love all the seablue shades in Alberta's collection and of course all the amazing colour in Gucci!

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Shahrzād said...

Some of Blumarine with floral dresses and Etro with Kimonos. Beautiful
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Wow! Just one word! I fell in love with Alberta Ferretti

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

Sam, the Ermanno Scervino collection is gorgeous, I love the color and the 'ethnicness' of it.

Tammy Lau said... all the colors and details of every collection!! Wish I can go there and see that with my own eyes:)

kisses and hugs for you dear:) x0x0x


CutestPrincess said...

the Versace collection is the best here...

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Sisters In Style said...

Love your blog, I'm following:))

Creando mi armario said...

I love the designs of Alberta Ferretti!

Anonymous said...

Versace will forever be my favourite brand, love the collection, so colourful..


nini said...

Versace all the wayyy!

Miss Iffa said...

Gucci was really impressive, I just love all the fabulous colours and clothing! This is a really excellent post and you are such an eloquent writer, I adore your blog and your sense of style! Definitely following your blog!

Adeola Naomi said...

I love the Alberta Ferretti and Versace lines!!
Every collections is great though.

Carolyna said...

Ferretti, Gucci and Prada <3 awesome

Jessica said...



Shes Dressing Up said...

All of the amazing colours <3! I love the Blumarine collection!

Kat said...

ahhh soooo manyyyy beautiful colors!!!! :D love all the collections :)

MOSAMUSE said...

i like the creativity of Prada!!

Rahul Bhatia said...

Lovely collections Sam !

Bravoe Runway said...

I'd have to say Blumarine is my favorite from this spread! I love the colours, the designs, and the embellishments.

Joyce said...

I absolutely loved the Alberta Ferratti collection, everything was so gorgeous! Especially the colors :)

trishie said...

I love Blumarine's feminine collection most!

The Garage Starlets said...

Thanks for sharing this collections :)


Fashion-Bridge said...

Alberta Ferretti, Prada and Ferragamo are my absolute favourites. Their collection have truly impressed me with something new and utterly beautiful



Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i'm really loving the Scervino designs. gorgeous!

Miu said...

They are all great, but I think Versace has my favourite collection.