5 Best Collections in MFW 2016

“The best artist has that thought alone which is contained within the marble shell; The sculptor’s hand can only break the spell to free the figures slumbering in the stone.”– Michelangelo.


That was what we have seen on the runways of Milan. An exceptional collection of designs which are filled with joy and beauty.




Alessandro Michele’s autumn winter 2016 collection for Gucci is a harmonious union of renaissance beauty with modern romance.  The Renaissance served as an immeasurable source of inspiration for Michele who loves the creativity of that time. Its been only a year since he took reins of the iconic luxury brand and revamped its image from sexuality to sensuality with a touch of refined classic Italian beauty. It embodies eccentric ,care free and colorful fashion contradicting the brand’s traditional feminine look . The collection vacillates between 70’s punk style ,80’s shoulders ,prints,colors and textures of renaissances which blends well with the energy and attitude of the street style . It’s just bold and beautiful.


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Miuccia Prada  describes her women in fall winter 2016 collection as a ‘vagabond’. She travels from the Victorian era wearing a corset to 50’s wearing full skirts and dresses in silk. A woman is more complex than a man. She plays the role of a worker,mother,lover etc. This collection is a collage of those multiple angles and emotional predicaments. Her collection speaks of the power of individuality and empowerment . She used the French Revolution calendar on the garments to describe the huge upheaval in fashion . Her collection also includes beautifully crafted military coats.The midnight blue velvet cocktail dress creates an imagery of 1940’s Hollywood. The collection is extraordinary.


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A month ago Einstein’s Theory of Relativity  about gravitational waves  was proved.  Karl Lagerfeld paid a tribute to Albert Einstein by envisioning  gravitational waves in this collection. From undulating leather around thigh high boots ,wavy patterns on the fur coats to ruffled blouses you name it.  The collection is exuberant  in detail(floral motifs), fabric(jacquards) and texture (fur).


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Frozen’s Elsa and Anna served as an inspiration for designer duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana .The autumn winter collection is an abstract  Disney  wardrobe.The collection ranges from Cinderella’s ball room gown, to sequins and patchwork on dresses that  show mice,seven dwarves and Dolce’s cat Zambia.The black lace widowed dress and shattered mirror resembles evil stepmother . The fabulous jackets which reminds us of Prince Charming’s Ruritanian regalia and toy soldiers. All in all its a Disney’s playbook designed by Dolce & Gabbana.


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Bottega Veneta:


Minimalism comes to Milan.  Tomas Maier’s collection for Bottega Veneta is tailored and wearable luxe filled with understated beauty. The long cashmere coats and knits commend authority whilst the leopard print,lurex and sequins  imply glamour. The collection represents a  woman who is grown-up, ladylike and mysterious.


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Photo Credit :  Yannis Vllamos, Monica Feudi- Vogue
5 Best Collections in MFW 2016

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