Milan fashion week favourites

24/09/2013

Marni Spring/Summer 2014
Fashion certainly is a wonderful phenomenon that can reveal so much. Take Milan… The fashion capital of a country where the food is full of flavour, life – emotions and the world – colours. The place where the sun, passion, flavours and sensuality are turned up to their maximum volume which can be absolutely intoxicating. This is the place where you can, metaphorically speaking, catch the rainbow, hold the rainbow, wrap it around you, put on your best bra and heels, handfuls of gold jewellery, dot a bit of Dolce&Gabbana perfume and pretend to be Sophia Loren. Or Isabella Rossellini if you are more Marni than Cavalli (in this instance you can scrape the silky lingerie part and keep it simple).

Milan was that rainbow for me, indeed. Or a flower bomb. I felt blinded and concussed for a while. Then I saw Ferre and Marni. And with them came a sense of calmness and tranquillity that I craved. They balanced everything nicely.

Marni with its draped skirts, graphic pleating and beautiful prints made me think of a Japanese garden, waterfalls and origami, serenity and peace. I loved the accessories and jewelled details very much, too. Nobody does it quite like Marni (or Consuelo Castiglioni if you please). Whenever I replayed my Milan fashion week visuals in my mind, it was Marni that stood out for me the most. I will remember it, I will crave it and I will certainly try to make some of those  pieces mine.

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Gianfranco Ferre was my other favourite because the looks inspired by classic Ferre designs and Gia Carangi were very, well, Gianfranco Ferre – architectural design made into elegant wearable clothes. The shimmering fabrics felt luxurious and every fold and stitch were impeccable.

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And there was Fendi. As I was waiting for the live stream to begin I found myself wondering what it was that made me love Fendi in a first place years ago. I couldn’t find that start off point… And then the lights flashed and the show began and there was something so magical about the delicate layers of laser cut organza and the soft fur and shiny plastic that my questions varnished. It was a beautiful show made of weightless and intricate designs, and the collection became one of my most favourite Fendi ever made.

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Photo source: backstage photos of Marni & Dolce & Gabbana via vogue.com, Marni Spring/Summer 2014, Gianfranco Ferre Spring/Summer 2014, Fendi Spring/Summer 2014 via style.com & stylebistro.com

35 comments:

  1. Naralia,dear Natalia....:)
    How beautiful is your post today!
    I took my cup if coffe and totally relaxed and anazed by reading...:)))
    Absolutely agree with you about Italian dream fashion and so adorable creativity in this land,especially all these colours and magnificent styles!
    Love,love,love your choices here!!!
    Gianfranco Ferre is my absolutely favourite!!!
    Thank you so much for share all these beauty here:)

    Wishing you wonderful week,dear friend!
    Hugs,
    ***Violetta***

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  2. Naralia,dear Natalia....:)
    How beautiful is your post today!
    I took my cup if coffe and totally relaxed and anazed by reading...:)))
    Absolutely agree with you about Italian dream fashion and so adorable creativity in this land,especially all these colours and magnificent styles!
    Love,love,love your choices here!!!
    Gianfranco Ferre is my absolutely favourite!!!
    Thank you so much for share all these beauty here:)

    Wishing you wonderful week,dear friend!
    Hugs,
    ***Violetta***

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  3. Just love how you described Italy at first:))) I was so stunned by the MFW, also this year. All the collections were in some way gorgeous, I just know will be so difficul for me to pick up my favs! Btw, I agree with your choices. Marni and Gianfranco Ferre shows are outstanding, in both love the lines and the fabrics. D&G made me dream, that cherry blossom dress is from a fairy tale!:) Kisses! xo

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  4. So many stunning pieces and yes I think trying to collect more well made designer pieces as opposed to a bunch of cheaply made garments is sign of growing up.

    Ali of Dressing Ken

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  5. I am yet to see a few collections, including Ferre, but from what I see here, it looks like I'm going to love it. The graphic pleating and all those beautifully crafted details at Marni were so beautiful! But I must say there was something I didn't like, those platform flip-flops, that resembled the geta, the traditional Japanese footwear. Given the other Japanese influences in the collection, I can understand where they come from, but I've always disliked that footwear and could never understand how a kimono, a true piece of art, could be paired with those shoes.

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    1. Ada, I think kimono had to be worn with them simply because they would never allow that gorgeous piece of art to get dirty or damaged by lifting it off the ground. I think that Japanese would never create anything without a reason or if it looked wrong and I actually like the Geisha look. As for the Marni collection - personally I wouldn't wear the shoes, but here they complete the look and feel, so, as a part of the outfit, create a sort of harmony. A bit like a piece of art in a way. :)
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  6. So many beautiful pieces! I think the Fendi coral dress was my favorite!
    Lauren
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  7. I love that very first shot, and that polka dot dress! I'd love to visit Milan...well, Italy, someday.
    XO,Gina
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  8. Great choices, I went to some fashion shows and they were dreamy!
    I really like Alberta Ferretti, flawless dress <3
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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  9. what a great choice! Ferré is also one of my favorite brands. I really like your blog! It's a real source of inspiration
    Have a great day
    Laura

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  10. great post and fantastic looks!!!

    <3
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  11. AMAZING!!!!

    xoxo

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  12. Natalia, do you know what I love about fashion weeks? Your pics! I love seeing it through your eyes and this time you have certainly made great choices. So many beautiful things on offer - in particular dresses. I am a little bit in love with some of them.

    PS i love it that we both love Dexter :-)
    And i'll get you that cake recepie. Trust me it is reslly, really delicious.

    Have a lovley rest of the week
    Red xx

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    1. Red, thank you so much for your compliment! I blushed. And yes, Dexter is coming over here to our house around Christmas... I am really looking forward to it. And yes I am sure the cake is yummy - it looked that way. x

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  13. At times I wonder if perhaps I am missing something - I know so many people who adore Marni but their collections leave me cold. At Milan Fashion Week there are two designers I wait to see more than all of the others; Luisa Beccaria, who will be in charge of making my ball gowns when I am queen of the world - I have thought this through - and Alberta Ferretti, who never, ever disappoints. Those ribbon-tied shoes are a dream!
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. I don't think you are missing anything, Cee. You just like different slyles, that's perfectly normal. There are designers that don't touch any buttons in me either. But I do love Marni. Not always, not everything, but there are collections that I will always remember and pieces I would love to have. xxx

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  14. Thanks so much for this! I haven't been able to keep up with Fashion Week around the world, so I crave posts like this to keep me on track! These collections are gorgeous!

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  15. I love that peach/coral dress and the 3 flowy dresses at the end!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  16. Wow, Milan FW is very special. I like Fendi and Alberta Ferretti much more

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  17. what a stunning collection
    xo Jessica
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  18. love love love thanks for sweet comments!
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  19. I loved the dolce and gabbana collection and alberta ferretti was outstanding!!
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  20. Love your beautiful description of Milan Fashion Week, you have my favorites featured here - Marni, Ferretti, Ferre and Fendi. Thanks for sharing your Emmy opinions with me doll...

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  21. Natalia, beautiful job! I see why we adore one another. We have the same fashion tastes :D I loved all of these collections and nearly the same pieces as you. Ohhhh if we went shopping together! They had better have 2 of everything! HAHAHAHAHAHA I'm not feeling Day 1 of PFW! I liked 1 collection and only a couple of things from 2 others. Hope it gets better.
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  22. Amazing selection. I adore Ferré and Ferretti!
    Alessia
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  23. When I grow up I would like to be a Marni girl. For now, the D&G collection was sweet. I think they should only be allowed to do Sicily collections. x

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  24. Wow, great collection of looks. It's hard to pick a favorite, they're all so beautiful. I like the simplicity and earthy tones of Marni. Number 2 is so pretty with the simple structured blazer and the ruffle skirt. I love that black dress from D&G. It's so flattering and so classic.

    xox,
    anna-lamode.blogspot.com

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    1. The second marni outfit is my favourite, too, especially the skirt. x

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  25. Ah Marni...you only need few pieces of this label - a special skirt or a coat - and you can wear it in so many different ways and create so many oufits...This collection was a favourite! Caterina

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