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As Milan Fashion Week spring 2018 continues, the stunning styles of Bottega Veneta, Missoni, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, and Salvatore Ferragamo spring/ summer 2018 runway shows keep the level of style high. Spring 2018 colors danced across a plethora of different patterns and styles created to ring in the new season regardless of the type of weather.
Something for every type and style of taste was represented and more, with garments so brilliant that they are sure to transcend the spring season, easily adding to a summer wardrobe. The styling and accessories were so varied that new fashion trends were sure to be created and cherished on these runways.
Bottega Veneta Spring/ Summer 2018 RTW Collection
Bottega Veneta showed off their spring 2018 collection at Milan Fashion Week with the news circulating that their largest store in New York is opening its doors on Madison Avenue early in 2018.
The palette was very natural in the choices of spring colors used. These natural colors and more worked well with the collection’s ensembles that also included shininess on a lot of pieces. This was achieved through more than just the material choices that included silks, cotton and suede, but also embellishments played a huge part in the collection.
The Bottega Veneta spring 2018 collection showed both women’s and men’s options. Fringe and colored stones also decorate the garments, elevating them from what is expected from sporty to chic.
The collection was styled with great outerwear options and layers set to work with even the current personalization program that should be available in their store and likely online as well. Some of the best ensembles in the collection were sets of matching pieces with strong patterns that definitely have the full-renewed vibe of spring.
Missoni Spring/ Summer 2018 RTW Collection
Missoni showed a springtime-ready, incredibly cool spring 2018 collection. So many of the options were airy looking. The detail work was breathtaking, showing hours of commitment to styling, placement and handiwork.
So many different shimmering and sheer pieces were featured within the Missoni spring/ summer 2018 collection, adding another interesting element to ensembles that already featured a good range of other textiles. Merging them together so well with the other pieces is expected, but the colors and styles looked truly incredibly on their own as well.
The Missoni spring 2018 ready-to-wear collection showed options for women and men in this collection. The men’s collection was creative and bold that definitely stood out, especially for menswear. Truthfully, the difference between the more party chic men’s clothing options in comparison to the sheer number (pun intended) of risky, frisky options worn by the women was an interesting if unintentionally addressed point as well.
Angela Missoni put out a collection with a theme of ‘party clothes’, and she hit the nail on the head with this aesthetic. Every look was a good time, something to wear and be noticed while something notable was going on.
The accessory choices were as bold as each of the ensembles really marking the 64th year of the house with clever yet risqué sheer options and cleverly knit bodysuits that were also nearly magically see-through.
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Spring/ Summer 2018 RTW Collection
The Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini spring 2018 collection was expected to tout out a line of beautiful and inspired dresses and ready-to-wear clothes with a fun and renewed twist. While the collection met that expectation handily, there was also an interesting departure from the norm for the brand.
The muse for this collection was the very style-defined Tina Chow. Her style, informed by her background, time period and preferences, was noticeably tomboyish, with a blend of Western with Eastern influences. The ‘80s meant new wave looks, with a lot of Tina Chow’s preference for mixing highs and lows as well.
The clearly politically charged show was unexpected, featuring settings that provided an interesting atmosphere for the waists cinched with obi belts, and the strong structuring of military jackets. Even the nautical theme was present here and there.
Little touches in the styling were easily appreciable as well, and Serafini managed to slip in a few Lolita-style options that did not stray from his theme. These would invariably appeal to his loyal customer base with a love for that silhouette.
Finally the collaboration with Superga showed up on the feet of the models closing the show, paired with springtime-perfect white dresses.
Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/ Summer 2018 RTW Collection
The Salvatore Ferragamo spring 2018 collection was executed thematically outside of the Milan Stock Exchange that it typically took place in in previous shows. Paul Andrew and Fulvio Rigoni did provide a cohesive collection, though not one that was particularly inspiring or overwhelming. In comparison to other shows, everything was understated despite the boldness of the prints.
The shoes were interesting and should always draw the eye considering the historic showings of the brand. They were not, however, a wardrobe-changing collection of options, but rather something brand loyalists can slip into their closet because they want something new.
This collection will not be reinspiring anyone’s style; it is just good, not epic. There were pieces that stood out; there are always pieces that stand out.
Nothing shown during the Salvatore Ferragamo spring 2018 ready-to-wear collection was particularly innovative or trendsetting, but there were plenty of options for Ferragamo’s ready-to-wear to be added to a current aesthetic with no problem. Blessedly the shoes Andrew provided will continue on the good name of the famously shoe-centric brand on to a showing for upcoming seasons.
Photos via Vogue