Milan Fashion Week spring 2019 has been Instagram-worthy to the tee with so many incredible moments to highlight. From Emporio Armani’s defining the shape of color through ethereal designs in pastel and silver to the inclusion of both plus-sized models and ‘90s supers on top runway shows, such as Versace’s, it has been a blast.
Furthermore, it was Missoni’s 65th anniversary, celebrated with music and colors of enchantment. More on that later though. We rather enjoyed the spring 2019 shows of Roberto Cavalli, Philosophy and Missoni and cannot wait to divulge their secrets.
Roberto Cavalli Spring/ Summer 2019 RTW Collection
It was sensual, it was dramatic, and it was trying to meet the richness of a true Roberto Cavalli. We loved the Roberto Cavalli spring 2019 ready-to-wear collection and are especially fond of the tool belts and cycling shorts.
There is sporty, and then there is labour-sexy. And considering this is Cavalli we are looking at, sequins and bobbles on shorts and tops were to be expected. While there is debate on whether Paul Surridge is the right man for the job, it is clear that the designer is genius when it comes to tailoring.
Running the women’s collection is no easy feat, but he seems to be getting the hang of it, and there was so much to love on the runway this season. We must admit though, pairing long-sleeve suit jackets with above-knee matching shorts is an interesting style to follow.
While sexy is not reigning queen these days, we still got some single-shoulder micro minis and plenty of skin exposed throughout the Roberto Cavalli spring 2019 lineup. We did expect a lot more color, though, and the neutrals were rather not hitting the mark.
The raised hemlines, however, did make up for it quite a bit, while some of the dresses did seem almost red carpet-worthy. The decided lack of gowns among the 50-piece collection was a downer, though.
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Spring/ Summer 2019 RTW Collection
If we are talking sexy, we simply must mention the high hemlines and plunging necklines at the Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini spring 2019 show. Truly, Lorenzo Serafini has shown major growth over the past 3.5 years, going slow but steady and bringing out the hot stuff for spring 2019.
Frilly frocks with a bohemian vibe are just his thing, and the romance was certainly there this time around as well, albeit with a little more heat. From sheer, breezy caftans to lacy blouses and French terry swimsuits, we got more action from this show than we have had from sexual forerunners on the Milanese runway. It was a pretty collection and one we simply must buy into, no matter the occasion.
As inspiration, Serafini brought us to North Africa, with plain scarfs sourced from the region and embellished jeans with silver paillettes and beads bringing in the North African references. We love the use of white, silver and black, with some incredible blue and warm earthy mixtures appearing from time to time.
The one thing that really catches our attention though is exactly how short the shorts and rompers really are in this collection. Add the sheer tops and plunging Vs and you have a lineup not to be reckoned with.
Missoni Spring Spring/ Summer 2019 RTW Collection
Featuring an outdoor show with surprisingly good weather, the brand’s 65th birthday was celebrated in style with a café-like runway show presenting a collection that is quite relevant to this day with diaphanous layers and sparkling pieces. The coloring was on the off-white to neutral side, with some gentle pinks and even light indigo.
Bugle-beaded fishnet top layers also appeared on the Missoni spring 2019 catwalk, with lots of zigzag, flaring pants and comfortable outfits making their way out onto that stage. There was something extremely earthy about the lineup as a whole, with the color combinations working very well with the fabrics chosen. It almost reminded us of comfortable days sitting before a fire with hot tea.
There were, of course, so many pieces we completely loved. This includes the full-length over-layer in gentle stripes, the long tunic dresses, and the added sparkle due to the yarn used to produce the pieces. The fact that so many of the outfits were full sets was great, though we have no idea how we could appear in public in footwear that looks like a mop.
The glittering pointy-toed pumps, however, we certainly would grab to complete the looks we enjoyed on that runway. Not sure if any of it would appear on a red carpet, but they sure would look great for a night in or day out.
Photos via Vogue