Street Style, Milan: 20 shots of Euro glamour and designer umbrellas outside fashion week
It’s no secret that the street styles of a city reflect its energy. In New York, we saw an influx of hood-inspired sportswear and in London, wardrobes took a turn for the eccentric, with quirky high-end touches giving a nod to its rich history of aristocracy and rebellion. So when the fashion jet set turned up for Milan Fashion Week Fall 2014, a city synonymous with polished-not-prissy women, we knew we were in for some refined European glamour.
On the first day of shows, the look du jour had a definite hint of ladylike elegance met with distinct masculine flavour and fun accessories. Prim jackets in a wide range of pastels matched the plethora of equally sherbet hued umbrellas, while tailored separates reigned supreme. Eva Chen shed her wacky New York duds, opting for a blush coloured cropped fur jacket with crisp tailored wide leg pants and light pink shoulder bag. Fresh of the Gucci runway, Anja Rubik wrapped herself in a loose-fitting double-breasted ivory blazer, a fur embellished skirt and a black Gucci Disco bag. If you needed any further confirmation that Milan is all about quality suiting, just take a peek at Linda Tol’s purple suit and buckled loafers—a modern take on classic Italian cues.
With a roster of blockbuster shows from fashion’s old guard—think Gucci, Armani and Versace—we can be sure to expect a serious injection of commanding beauty and exquisite tailoring over the next few days. Bring on the glamour!