Milan Fashion Week: Spring 2015’s top 5 trends so far

Milan Fashion Week Spring 2015 top trends
Photography by Peter Stigter
Milan Fashion Week Spring 2015 top trends
Photography by Peter Stigter

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After a fringe-full weekend, it’s a wrap to the latest edition of Milan Fashion Week. From the Barbies at Moschino to the hippies at Etro, there are plenty of memorable moments and while a retro vibe was the most prominent over all, here are the top 5 developing trends that stood out for Spring 2015.


Seen at: Etro, Alberta Ferretti, Marco de Vincenzo, Jimmy Choo, Just Cavalli

The hippie chick definitely dominated Milan. Fringe was all over the place in some way, shape or form. Whether it was the silk-fringed checker pieces that opened Marco de Vincenzo or the Pocahontas style leather vests at Alberta Ferretti, the obvious inspiration for the season seems to be of the Janis Joplin variety.


Seen at: Jil Sander, Tod’s, Marni, Ports

Slouchy pant and blouse combos, oversized culottes with structured jackets and easy, menswear inspired silhouettes are still the direction fashion seems to be holding on to. There is a movement towards an everyday chicness and many of the Spring 2015 collections in Milan feature an unassuming relaxed charm.

The Seventies

Seen at: Max Mara, Gucci, Etro, Costume National, Pucci, Roberto Cavalli, Prada

Milan Fashion Week’s decade of choice was clearly the seventies, with each designer reinterpreting the era in a slightly different way. Designer Peter Dundas stayed true to his aesthetic with a Pucci-printed psychedelic vibe while the Gucci girl was pegged as being the “love child of Jimi Hendrix and Ali MacGraw.”

The Culotte

Seen at: Gucci, Jil Sander, Marni, Ports, Max Mara, Sportmax

Often drop crotched or disguised as an oversized Bermuda, the culotte made its latest mark in Milan in nearly every major collection in some form. While it was mostly shown in wider styles, Fendi featured a jodpur variety while Max Mara showcased a slimmer, trimmer version. Even Dolce & Gabbana and DSquared skimmed a few inches off of jean hemlines to follow suit.


Seen at: Gucci, DSquared, Emporio Armani, Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi

DSquared showcased its classic boyfriend jean with cropped tees and luxe jackets while at Dolce, the luxe lady matador wore her slouchy embellished denim with sheer silk camisoles. At Gucci, Frida Gianinni put a military spin on her seventies-infused collection with sailor-style jeans and a denim jumpsuit.

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