Saturday was a sunny day in Milan. The turnout at the fashion shows at Milan Fashion Week 2012 has been very high due to the call of the biggest names in fashion: Bottega Veneta, Emporio Armani, Mila Schon, Sportmax, Jil Sander, Silvio Betterelli, Massimo Rebecchi, Antonio Marras, Ter et Bantine, Emilio Pucci.
Masculinity returned in Giorgio Armani’s collection. Jackets had masculine shoulders or were made with coloured fringed furs.
The colour palette of black, white, Indian red and blue recreated the iridescence of velvet. Large taffeta roses were applied to cloths featuring smooth taffeta sleeves. Roses were also used to close blouses or as decorations on low-cut dresses worn over bermudas. Mini satin basques and flat clutches completed the outfits.
Shoes included shiny very chic masculine lace-up shoes and flat slippers with floral theme.
The audience at Milan Fashion Week 2012 gave standing ovation to Raf Simons for Jil Sander at the end of the show. And Raf Simons thanked his public with tears in his eyes. The announcement of the separation between Jil Sander and his creative director Raf Simons made public very excited about Raf Simons last show for the fashion brand.
The show included oversize double-face coats clutched closed at the neck. Pale pink reversed to ivory. Slender dresses in a collage of delicate knits and woolens in shades of pale rose, hot pink, and pressed powder beige. Soon the delicate color palette deepened to include bright rose coats with bracelet-length sleeves.
Antonio Marras has dedicated his collection to the Italian singer and actress Milly, a woman’s eccentric style, fanciful but balanced. Patchwork fabrics, colors and materials blend together with flair and grace and a series of interchangeable mixable items for a collection that will appeal to intelligent and unconventional women.