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Trending 30 September 2021

The Trends of Milan Fashion Week SS22

Five of the hottest takes from Milan’s Week of Fashion.

This year’s IRL shows saw most designers favouring a neutral colour palette. Except for the Versace show, which famously featured Dua Lipa making her runway debut in a metallic pink skirt and top set. Designers made a consistent nod to the 70’s with vibrant crochet appearing in dresses, halter tops and skirts. Other than crochet direction, there was a substantial number of clean textures spotted, making way for intricate tailoring and sleek fabric. Although Milan Fashion Week SS22 has arrived at a wistful end, the standout trends emerging from the runway are here to stay!


Words By Ellen Madden

Crafty Cut-Outs

We know the cut-out trend has been garnering momentum for a while, but at Milan’s runways it certainly took off.

Fabric cut-outs were in unexpected places, showing skin in unconventional spots and in surprising shapes.

There were circles revealing the décolletage and asymmetric cut-outs on collared shirts; it’s striking and we love it!

Brands joining in on the fun included Philosophy De Lorenzo, Etro, Roberto Cavalli and No21.

Christopher Esber’s 2021 pre-fall collection features a lot of pieces with innovative and daring cut-outs.

The S-Buckle Cut-Out Tank top in black is nothing short of wonderful, sporting a deep V-neck balanced by the bodice cut-out and a crystal jewell feature in-between.

For a pop of colour, Christopher Esber’s Green Cropped Tie Shirt will brighten your days and satisfy your cut-out needs.

Whilst cut-outs tend to look modern and bold, AERE’s Linen Rouched Dress is undeniably dainty and makes for the ‘dress up or down’ dress during the warmer months.

Christopher Esber Green Cropped Tie Shirt, $700, SSENSE

Crochet Crush

The catwalks of Milan Fashion Week saw a welcomed arrival of crochet.

From vibrant coloured crochet halters to gowns made entirely from the funky knit textile.

Models from Etro, Alberta Ferretti, Jil Sander and Marco Rambaldi all spoted the crochet look whilst managing to align with each brands identity.

Whilst we’re all learning to interlock yarns and threads, we’ve selected some standout crochet pieces to shop.

Cult Gaia’s dresses are the holy grail of crochet chic. If the crochet isn’t 70’s enough, the midi dress is complete with a halter neck design and is an a shade of orange that is super reminiscent of funky 70’s wallpaper.

For something more subtle, opt for alice McCALL’s Flicker Fade Top in clay. The cropped polo top features elbow length sleeves, a wide collared and has a metallic glittery finish for added glamour.

We also love Dion Lee’s Crochet tie-fastened top in Black. It’s feminine, fun and will undeniably elevate any ensemble.

Cult Gaia Demi Crochet Dress, $732, Farfetch

Mini Skirt Moments

Some may argue that the mini skirt never went out of fashion and other will say its so 2007.

Regardless of your stance the short skirt is here to stay, thanks to the likes of Prada, Missoni, Max Mara and Tods.

The four designers dressed models in a diverse range of mini skirts from low waisted, textured A-line and shiny neon orange and green – there was mini skirts galore!

Reformation’s Margot Floral-print Georgette Mini Skirt is, to say the least, heavenly! It’s high waisted with a thigh split and made from the most luxurious China blue and white floral fabric.

If a bold statement skirt is not up your alley, we just cannot go past Glasson’s Linen Side Split Mini Skirt. It’s the perfect shade of deep brown and will match with absolutely everything.

If black is your go to, we love DRAE’s Black Bella Skirt made from stretch wool and a nylon-blend twill.

Glassons Linen Side Split Mini Skirt, $39.99, Glassons

Shine On Metallics

Whilst metallic eye makeup has made headlines in beauty news, metallic fabrics were also a huge talking point after Milan Fashion Week.

Metallic fabric spotted on the runway included Versace’s hot pink suit jacket and pant combo, Emporio Amarni’s Silver and Gold Blazer, Fendi’s colourful ensemble and of course, the shimmering pink set Dua Lipa graced the catwalk in.

To recreate the head-to-toe metallic attire, opt for a dress or skirt and top set.

We love Galvan’s Valletta Midi Skirt and the Camisole in Bronze. The lustrous satin and the drape from the bias cut creates a skirt that is nothing short of showstopping.

Missoni’s sequin-embellished Metallic Crochet Knit Dress is another metallic favourite!

If you’re wanting to ease into metallics, Ganni’s Metallic Jacquard Detachable Collar is a good option. It’s oversized, fun and is sure to spruce up any outfit.

Galvan Valletta Satin Midi Skirt, $813.01, Net-A-Porter

All Suited Up

There’s something about a matching blazer and bottoms that screams timeless elegance.

Fendi, Max Mara, Alberta Ferretti and Versace all donned models in suits sets – whether it was structured blazers, high waisted tailored pants, leather jackets with matching skirts or jackets and cigarette pants in the same hue.

In any case, the type of pants or skirts didn’t matter, having matching bottoms and blazers is a grand and exciting statement.

MGSM truly do matching sets best. Their red and pink Cropped Plaid Blazer and Miniskirt is so incredibly appealing.

The blazer is has a fitted look sporting a double-breasted closure with large black buttons.

The cropped length allows for enough room to appreciate the matching mini skirt – which is just too cute!

Camilla and Marc are known for their matching top and bottom sets and we are so inlove with their Montaro Leather Pant and Shirt. If structured tailoring is too preppy opt for a relaxed fit like this set.

Camilla and Marc Montaro Leather Shirt, $950, Camilla and Marc