6th March 2014
MILAN fashion week
“Fairytales” was a recurring word heard during MFW, from red riding hood style at Dolce & Gabbana to inspiring Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi…
Looks I love...
COSTUME NATIONAL AW14
Lightening the models brows for the Costume National show was a great idea – it may be subtle, but gave models a slightly innocent look and made their faces look more open. The pared-back look feels quite minimal in comparison to the nude look at Versace (which was based on “Donatella’s version of natural makeup”), showing there are many different types of nude looks depending on who you are.
Costume National AW14
Sculpturing models’ faces to the max at Fendi, Peter Phillips pulled it off with a nude feel but gave it an edge – he made it modern by contouring the cheek with a taupe shade and creating an unconventional shape around the eye with no mascara. Like the collection, which combined tough with delicate, it’s a play on contrasts with light and shade. And it worked perfectly with the massive fur hoods, which I love!
Prada always have a point of view, and this season it felt like I was watching a 1940’s Germanic film. Referencing the late German film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the slightly oversized coats and great neck-ties were pieces that I would believe were actually vintage. Adding to the German feel, the makeup look was pretty but also looked quite hard, with hair pulled back giving a strict feel.
What I’ll be wearing
With a swinging London Sixties feel, I love this look from Gucci that reminds me of a style mix between Bianca Jagger and Mick Jagger – the slightly-masculine sky blue suit is super cool, and I love the colour palette pairing with the cool olive green fur. Italians are a big fan of fur and they always do it so well. I love the big fur collar on this Roberto Cavalli coat, which makes the military cut look uber-chic.
Roberto Cavalli AW14