I don’t even know where to begin to start with Milan Fashion Week. I always think it’s great when a designer doesn’t need a flashy venue to really make their clothes pop. Yes, sometimes that really can help to showcase a certain theme in clothing but I find I only gravitate towards that in more fall fashion because well fall clothing is more about layer and not being simple. To me Spring/Season is all about “Simple, Sexy, Refined Elegance”.
GUCCI: Seemed to really evoke the 60’s & 70’s fashion forward glam woman in this collection for the SS2013. Bold, Striking, Elegant, Daring, Feminine, Flowing, Gorgeous and STRONG describes this collection. I remember this Kevyn Aucoin makeup that I bought once and one of the women in the book he recreated to look like socialite model Marisa Berenson, that’s exactly what I thought of when looking at this collection. Very opulent, yet wearable for a women comfortable with her sex appeal.
Emporio Armani: Gave us ultra sleek & chic masculine appeal with a very soft, feminine touch. Definitely a lot of leg from this collection and I mean a lot of leg. From the sexy short suits to the minidresses this collection is just everything beautiful. The colors are subdue yet strong. The look below is one of my favorite looks from the beauty of the models to the actual way the clothes fall on the models.
Another really interesting thing about this collections was in the presentation of the beauty of the models. The muted down makeup really emphasized the structure of the models faces which in turned help to really give the clothes an innocence in some aspects. The models look were reminiscent of something from the 90s waif era in the appeal of their look.
BEAUTY: Everybody knows that a look isn’t complete without the hair and makeup. The designers really depend on this aspect to really tie the look together. I know how important that is not only working in a hair salon and watching Fashion Week preparations happen but just from a design aspect of what I like. I know if a look is too Avant Gardè from the makeup and sometimes that’s not what we’re looking for. This season was interesting, Prada brings us STATEMENT lip! Versus brings us gorgeous & elegant makeup looks for their collection. Anteprima brings back with it’s OUTRAGEOUS eyebrow statement almost as an homage to Brooke Shields. Etro and Blumarine kept it simple and as you know Gucci was a running throwback to the 60s with their glamour makeup and hair! Here a few photos to enjoy: