Insta-Critic: Sunday in Milan Has Color Blocking for Everyone

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If, like me, you imagine that the Milanese spend their days soaking up the infinite opportunities for arts and culture that surround them, then the painterly, artistic touches on the clothes in many of Sunday’s collections at MFW will come as no surprise.


The silhouettes at MSGM were sophisticated (tailored jackets, trousers, and necks wrapped up in scarves) but the colors (which popped up as contrasting pockets, and on extra-long scarves) reminded us of the youthful-appeal for which the brand is known.

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(Some of the other color-blocked scarves nearly hit the floor).


The classic Italian brand’s collection served as a this-is-how-it’s-done lesson in print-mixing.      

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Oversized blazers gave off subtle 80s vibes.  

Salvatore Ferragamo

Another collection dedicated to waist accentuation–(see also, Sportmax, earlier this week), a majority of the looks that went down the Ferragamo runway were accented by knotted belts ranging in color and texture, but not style or impact. The collection also featured a host of color-blocked creations (a trend for sure, but in far more muted-colors than the ones at MSGM) which looked like they could just as easily be framed-canvas-creations.

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The Ferragamo belt.


With a pared-down aesthetic, signature Marni quirk was delivered via big, artsy earrings, and colorful snakeskin shoes. The clothes themselves were cut in simple silhouettes, and mostly neutral hues. Add another talley mark to your waist-accentuation count, though at Marni this came in the form of totally unembellished, wider belts. Finally, there was ample use of fur, most notably on pockets.


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