Top 5 Trends from the Milan Fashion Week (F/W 16-17)

  BY Anastasia Ostapenko   10 April 2016

Especially for you, we picked the top 5 Womenswear trends from the most recent Milan Fashion Week, fall-winter 2016/2017. Do not waste your time in vain and start looking for new fashionable items to update your wardrobe for the upcoming season.

1. Natural and Faux Furs

The emphasis on natural and faux furs is gaining momentum, adding contemporary surface interest and coziness to your winter wardrobe. Silhouettes with printed, patched, and shaved furs add a handcrafted appeal to Milanese catwalks, consequently, the voluminous full-fur coats will be quintessential for this season.

2. Romantic Trims and Ruffles

The Italian fashion houses sent us back to the romanticism of the 19th century using a variety of ruffles, elegant lace, and other feminine trims. So, ladies, enjoy this trend while it lasts and do not forget to combine it with something bold.

3. Shimmery Surface Appeal

For the F/W 16-17, many designers were following the trend 'shake-it-up' by using fabrics with metallic-shine for standout appeal. Metallic thread adds sparkle and style to everyday wardrobe, while shimmering fabrics and oversize sequins enhance a subtle texture. Just remember to not overdo it!

4. Velvet Luxury

Gothic Romanticism - presented through the intense palette of ruby, sapphire, and deep velvet blacks. Elegant, high-pile, velvets will be a good addition to your wardrobe in any combination.

5. The World of Mixed-Prints 

To add more creativity to Italian runways, many designers introduced a variety of mixed-and-matched flashy prints that could be compared to the head to toe collage out of fabrics. This season, you should not be afraid to combine misfit fabrics and prints, because the experiment may turn out to be a success. Good luck!

Do not forget that, in spite of this diversity of new ideas, classic and minimalist silhouettes are always in fashion! 


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translated by Anastasia Ostapenko