Seventies style with colorful patterned prints dominates at Milan

24 Sep, 2015 2:34 pm

MILAN – Milan kicked off its leg of the spring/summer 2016 catwalk shows on Wednesday with designers presenting rich, embellished collections amid expectations of growing sales.

After New York and London, Italy’s fashion capital picks up the baton with six days of shows and presentations that will showcase the latest offerings from global brands such as Giorgio Armani, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci and Versace.

Among the first to show their creations were Italian fashion brands Genny and Fay. Fay, part of the Tod’s luxury goods group, went for a 1970s style with colorful patterned prints and rich embroidery in short skirts and corset-style waistcoats.

Designers Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi used paisley patterns on clothes and accessories, which included bags, sandals as well as calf-high boots. They used a palette of navy blue, mustard, maroon, pink as well as white and black. Aquilano said the collection included boots because fashionistas want to continue to use the same accessories in different seasons. –Reuters

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