MFW Spring 2013 favourites

How can you pick your favourites from all that beauty? There were some great shows, beautiful collections altogether and many, many pieces scattered along the Milan Fashion Week which have found their way to my heart. It was hard to make a final selection, but here are my choices, along with the Dolce & Gabbana collection I talked about earlier this week.

Etro: I love Asian influence in fashion and Veronica Etro did a beautiful job in this regard. With a more diversity in prints than usual, attention to details, kimono jackets and fluid silhouettes, this was a lovely collection.

Gucci: for the beautiful evening dresses in those bold shades of green and blue and black and white and the fabulous ruffle details adorning the bare backs of the gowns.

Bottega Veneta bags will forever have my heart. The most beautiful braided bags there are and the appliqued butterflies made them even more so, suffice to explain the extraordinary craftsmanship and finesse that goes into their making: ‘symbols, perhaps, of a certain lightness of touch and of an undeniable prettiness’ (Hamish Bowles). And let’s not forget about the dresses, because Mr. Maier knows how to make a dress. And some of these day dresses look, and I’m sure that they feel too, so incredibly luxurious. I think its their meaning to make you feel special when you wear them.

Fendi: for the gorgeous colour scheme, graphic patterns and architectural shapes, make-up, statement bracelets, the entire presentation and this dress below: it would be one of my favourite wardrobe additions for next summer.

And because I can’t think of summer without thinking of the safari style, and because I’ll always love utility, minimalism and edgy designs in fashion, I have to include these looks from MaxMara, Trussardi, Salvatore Ferragamo and Gianfranco Ferré.

Which were your favourites at Milan Fashion Week? Paris is underway and I already have a favourite and I have a feeling he’s going to remain on top of the list. Wishing you a wonderful and sunny weekend! Don’t miss the guest film feature tomorrow.

photos: 1-6: Etro Spring 2013, / Gucci Spring 2013: (7-Garance Doré / 8, / 10-The Sartorialist) / 11-16: Bottega Veneta Spring 2013, / 17-20: Fendi Spring 2013, / 21-MaxMara Spring 2013, / 22-Trussardi Spring 2013, / 23-Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2013, / 24,25-Gianfranco Ferré Spring 2013,

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