Insta-Critic: New Takes on Old Patterns Saturday at MFW

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Stripes, psychedelics, houndstooth…the list goes on. The Saturday shows at Milan Fashion Week were all about print play as designers proved they’re still finding inventive ways to remix old classics.

Bottega Veneta

Show-goers agreed that this season marked a serious style departure for Bottega Veneta. Designer Tomas Maier was clearly feeling bold: his tailoring featured big, sharp shoulders and menswear references, while arty, geometric brush strokes and dots suggested a new enthusiasm for pattern.


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A graphic poncho at Bottega Veneta

Brian Atwood

Based on the glimpse we caught on Instagram, Brian Atwood’s collection featured plenty of lust-worthy boots. We noticed the rubber boots in monochromatic harlequin prints but the real stand-outs were those ridiculously high leather and suede boots–which will replace pants altogether when paired with cozy sweater dresses come fall.


Sky-high boots at Brian Atwood


Saturday marked the end of Peter Dundas’s six year tenure at Pucci. The creative director signed off injecting his unapologetic penchant for rock ‘n roll into the house’s trademark psychedelic prints. A bevy of black and whites kicked off the show, and things closed with form-fitting dresses illustrated with astrological motifs inspired by each model’s zodiac sign.

Llega la colección #FW15 de @emiliopucci, a cargo de su Director Creativo, @peter_dundas. #Repost #EmilioPucci #PeterDundas

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Graphic dressing at Pucci

Jil Sander

Creative director Rodolfo Paglialunga sent out tailored, wearable, architectural looks inspired by a ’70s sense of color experimentation while staying true to the label’s modern, minimalist aesthetic.

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Cool cross-hatched separates at Jil Sander

Ermanno Scervino

Scervino’s collection opened with high-end takes on the puffer (reminiscent of Fendi last week). These arctic-tundra-chic looks were followed by monochrome dressing in bold royal blue. Finally, there were a host of looks dedicated to houndstooth: Scervino playfully abstracted and scattered the pattern across dresses, jackets, and even chubby fur coats. No matter the look though, models sported brooding, dark lips throughout the show.

Houndstooth dresses backstage

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