Top Trends From Milan Fashion Week

By: Mia Violet 

Fashion week - where trends are born and all the best style inspiration comes to life. With a majority of Italian designers presenting their collections in Milan, it is only natural that we're looking at the MFW catwalks to spot the trends we'll be sure to see more of this year. Here are some of our favorite trends from Milan that we can't wait to incorporate into our wardrobes.  

Pretty in Pink 
It was interesting to witness how pink totally dominated and rocked the runway during Milan Fashion Week. Alberta Ferretti presented blush, soft-sequin looks, while Prada displayed bubble-gum pink pieces capable of bringing out everyone's inner girly-girl. Although pink has fired up a lot of controversy in the world of fashion, as the color brings a certain stratum of feminine experience which has resulted into tortuously close-minded stereotypes, the vibrant color has recently been reclaimed with a more positive association.

Sexy in Sheer
A recent craze that has blown up over the past year is the sheer slip dress. From Dolce & Gabbana to Fendi and even Gucci, sheer was a major trend in Milan during its previous fashion week, which we can expect to see more of this spring. This trend is so versatile and easy to duplicate off the runway, as it can be dressed down with a bralette and briefs, or even a chic turtleneck. For something a bit more risqué, sheer pieces can be paired with an already sexy ensemble for a more dramatic look. 

Political in Prada
Miuccia Prada recently drew attention to important elements of feminism and politics depicted in her collection during fashion week. Miuccia stated, "we really should start being combative," as she encouraged strength to all women facing gender stereotyping in the workforce. Prada's runway was taken over by women in elegant dresses and bustiers worn over masculine apparel and heavy coats, which featured the artwork of Prada's cartoonist collaborations. These artists were the main focus in her line of work, as she believed they presented women "in a very real way - good to be bad, the beautiful girl to not that beautiful."

What are your thoughts on these trends and others from Milan Fashion Week? Let us know in the comments below!