Salvatore Ferragamo, Missoni, Giorgio Armani and more took to the catwalks for Milan Fashion Week AW19 on February 23, and here are just some of the key takeaway looks from the Italian designers.
Giorgio Armani MFW
One of the most highly anticipated shows of MFW, Giorgio Armani‘s Autumn/Winter 2019 collection left us feeling far from blue, despite the overarching colours across the men’s and women’s lines.
Keeping in line with the elegance of the collection, the blue hues were more navy and Prussian in tone than baby blue or duck egg. Donned the ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ collection, the AW19 collection showcased velvet capes, billowing silk blouses, and delicate sequins up-top darker shades, giving Giorgio Armani’s collection had an ethereal, night-sky feel.
A far cry from Giorgio’s sleek and sensible line, Missoni evoked a more playful feel on the runway this weekend. Carrying on from the seventies reinvention that’s been dominant over the last few seasons – from beige shirts to stylish flares – the Italian fashion house moved away from the work-wear of the era and into out-of-office attire.
This time, everything was high shine, from jumpsuits to wide leg trousers. Paying homage to Missoni’s signature colourful knits, the vibrant yet cosy element was kept alive with pattern coats, flowing capes and hooded scarves in soft shades.
Ferragamo also aimed to reinvent smart-wear for AW19. Granite and slate shades of skirts and shirts were given a disheveled twist by featuring off-centered zips and pockets. These moody colours were also seen on leather strap dresses and capes.
Splashes of colour came in the form of oversized burgundy jackets and bright bags. The deep regal shades featured were said to be a callback to the original visions of Salvatore Ferragamo.
A different offering on Cavalli‘s signature tiger prints, Paul Surridge added an abstract touch to the animal print with bright but earthy tones of yellow, blue and brown. From double breasted trench coats to wrap dresses and jumpsuits, the standout print of the collection was featured on soft tailoring with round shoulders and flowing cuts.
Elsewhere, the intricate print was balanced out with mustard-yellow dresses and roll necks, pine green suits and berry-pink skirts.