Milan is a decadent city, rich in history, culture and fashion. For fall the runways were flooded with vibrant clothing that ranged from overtly sexy to simply sweet. What I like most about Milan fashion is that there is no in between, if the neckline is going to be plunging it's going to hit the floor. The designers always convey their messages clearly and this season was no different.
Here's a few of my favorites, but I could've gone on all day:
Etro: Paisley print and peplums (say that five times fast) were the themes of the latest collection from Etro. Sexy tops and gowns were given an almost punk rock vibe by incorporating the popular print from the seventies. Who knew the inside of your uncles old bell bottom suit could be so chic.
Gucci: Dark, sexy, sheer, and shredded are some adjectives you could use to describe this latest offering from my favorite fashion house. Goth gowns with feminine details, and sheer shirts with peeks of skin combined to make a strong statement collection.
Jil Sander: What a beautiful collection to end Raf Simons's time at Jil Sander. The girly girl hidden inside me squealed with delight at the pretty pink dresses and slinky asymmetrical hemlines. Fall? Please these looks could easily be worn this spring/summer. Swan song? Nah Raf Simons is ready to soar!
Prada: Now this collection with its funky suits and pajama style separates was one of my favorites. Maybe it was the ombré style hair that the models sported, or the heavy eye makeup that made me an instant fan. I'm also a bit partial to anything in a funky print, and for fall Prada was all about the funk.
Versace: Donatella used blunt bangs and dark minidresses laden with crucifixes for fall as an ode to her late brother Gianni's last collection. Versace has never been one to shy away from the sexy, but these looks were more than sexy, they were strong, confident pieces with a gothic edge geared towards a younger clientele.