Milan Fashion Week: ’70s style rages on at Prada, Fendi and more

Prada Fall 2015
Photography by Peter Stigter

Imagine waking up at the beach, with warm waves lapping the shore, spending the day in a ’70s flashback with a quick jaunt to the here and now, then blowing off steam in a packed dance club with a wall-to-wall boom box that made your teeth rattle.

That pretty much sums up yesterday, day two of Milan Fashion Week Fall 2015.

Max Mara eased us into the morning with soothing clutch coats and cozy knits inspired by seaside photos of Marilyn Monroe. The collection also explored Monroe’s intellectual side (she studied lit at UCLA) with blouson tops and pencil skirts.

At Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld presented square leather panels and patchworks of leather and fur, with a bird of paradise peeking out of each handbag.

Blugirl explored the romantic side of the ’70s with floral knits over sheer maxi skirts.

Then, Prada took us on a techno trip of spongey pantsuits and party frocks fit for a space age debutante, complete with giant Perspex boutonnières. Footwear included loafers and leather sock booties with tractor treads.

And just when our thoughts turned to a quiet plate of cannelloni, along came Jeremy Scott‘s Moschino, blasting forth with a rapper’s take on Rue Cambon—all quilted parkas and chain bags, followed by Looney Tunes jerseys and graffiti print gowns. The clothes were as loud as the music, and just as fun.

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