Milan Fashion Week spring 2018 continues with the spring/ summer 2018 runway shows of Sportmax, Etro, Roberto Cavalli, and Versace. Each of these major brands showed a beautiful collection on the runway. The anticipation of each runway look was well met with the actual show of looks. One show after the other broadened fashion lovers’ aesthetic horizons and even made a note of a few callbacks to trends of the past.
Want to rock chic athleisure? The Sportmax spring 2018 collection has plenty of unexpectedly gorgeous options to choose from, for every conceivable silhouette and comfort level.
Looking for a bit of upscale chic? Etro has you covered, literally and figuratively with a range of options that floated and flowed down the runway.
The Roberto Cavalli spring 2018 line-up met expectations head-on with classic designs with a refreshed and streamlined twist. Versace showed more color than anyone could have expected or asked for, but gave the attending fans everything they needed.
Sportmax Spring/ Summer 2018 RTW Collection
Sportmax kept its athletic aesthetic but rounded it out with an influx of incredible designs. The sportswear brand showed dresses and skirts with unexpected silhouettes and colors, floral prints and clever stripes.
The full Sportmax spring 2018 collection included something for everyone from handkerchief-hem dresses to a few very cool leather pieces in rich tones. The outerwear was imaginative and artistic but completely wearable.
The Sportmax spring 2018 ready-to-wear collection was completely feminine and sporty chic. So many different textiles were used that the collection will be wearable through portions of summer and even into fall. The range of colors was more sporty than spring in keeping with the style of the brand.
Cropped trousers, impeccable leather bombers and an unbelievable set of outerwear that even included raincoats were some of the offerings for the upcoming warm months. Even for a line that specializes in sporty, informal attire, there was a significant number of upbeat looks.
Etro Spring/ Summer 2018 RTW Collection
The Etro spring 2018 runway show unveiled a spectacular collection that celebrated the 50th anniversary of this fashion house. The collection showed a full women’s and men’s collection combined, creating a spectacular array of looks that ranged from feminine and masculine to androgynous.
The show was titled “The Tree of Life” and brilliantly displayed a collection that started off with whites and built into a breathtaking, brightly hued set of options that were stunning from every angle.
The range of silhouettes, options, pieces, dresses, gowns and suits was incredible. The luxuriousness of the brand was concentrated into this collection with a dimensionality that has been unparalleled by their earlier shows.
As a celebration of the half century of style the fashion house has produced, Etro showed off skill, talent and incredible innovation in every aspect from textiles to the execution of every look.
Roberto Cavalli Spring/ Summer 2018 RTW Collection
The Roberto Cavalli spring 2018 ready-to-wear collection started off subtle, sleek and chic, and gradually got more elaborate and impactful. The collection was intriguing and clever, looking as though it took much more than the eight weeks that the new creative director, Paul Surridge had to pull things together.
Many of the looks were intuitively perfect for spring, looking warm but airy and still stunning. Cutouts played well in the collection, along with strong prints and patterns. Not every pattern was as stunning as one would expect, but none of them was uncomfortable. Rather, against the other patterns, some did not show as well.
What was expected of the Roberto Cavalli brand in the past is certainly different today. The collection has not lost its appeal, but has emboldened it in another way with a different, altered course.
In comparison to former shows, this one was considerably subtler, even with the patterns being considered. There was less flash, less drama, but plenty of good looks to choose from.
The deep blue cutout dress and same color cold-shouldered maxi were personal favorites and some of the most subdued pieces in the Roberto Cavalli spring/ summer 2018 collection. The jewelry and styling were as one would expect, and worked seamlessly between the old styling and the new.
Versace Spring/ Summer 2018 RTW Collection
Versace’s spring 2018 ready-to-wear collection was a prismatic affair if nothing else. The collection included everything a woman could want in her closet from separates to outerwear, pieces that appeared to be sculpted out of the incredible patterns that showed up in sections throughout the show.
The range of colors included was fantastic, including the initial wash of yellow and gold created by the shocking and detailed print. This print was one of those from Gianni Versace’s prior collections, followed up by more of his incredible and iconic prints.
It is worth noting that Donatella chose the venue – Milan’s Triennale museum to pay homage to her brother Gianni. She said she wanted to celebrate “a genius… an icon… my brother”, a tribute that was touching and noted by all in attendance.
His most brilliant work from 1991 to 1995 was showcased, the majority of it reworked. One of his most iconic, incredibly talented muses, Naomi Campbell (along with Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, Claudia Schiffer and Carla Bruni) showed up in gold metal mesh, and a ball skirt she had previously worn was also shown. The show was unbelievably thematic, dramatic and incredibly touching.
Photos via Vogue