Milan Fashion Week: Plaid, Power-Walking, Pops of Colour, and more

Over the past two weeks, the latest storm of fashion catwalks and designer collections has swept up Milan, with Spring and Resort ‘19 presentations and runways sweeping through Italy’s fashion capital. From Armani to Zanotti, the superstars of the fashion world brought their A-game, with special highlights including Blindness Studio’s gorgeous, ruffle-filled collection and Moschino’s eccentric, over-the-top, circus-inspired runway. Read on for our takes on the top trends of Milan Fashion Week 2018.

Bigger is Better

From silhouettes to sunglasses, a clear style favourite this year was going oversized. Think overly large shoulders, fashionably unfitted figures and super-low dropped waists, with special mentions going to Facetasm’s chic silhouettes and Acne’s oversized hoodies.

Patterns, prints and plaid, oh my

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d know that plaid is back and better than ever at the moment and is adorning everything from jackets to skirts. At Milan, this was turned up a notch, with bright, clashing plaid prints colliding with other flashy patterns and styles to create a visual feast that we can’t get enough of.

Sheer Genius

We all know designers love to be daring and risqué, and this year in Milan, they didn’t disappoint. From lace overlays à la Karen Walker, to mesh shirts demonstrated beautifully by Versace, Milan made it clear that sheer styles aren’t on their way out any time soon.

Bright and Bold

While some brands kept it minimal, like Giorgio Armani’s cool tonal blue collection; others didn’t restrain from bursts of colour that exploded off the runways in droves. Of course, in this category, Moschino’s circus extravaganza of a runway was the ultimate standout, with their clashy-chic styles and fun makeup looks.

And … Power-Walking?

Yep, you read that right. In the style of Australia’s iconic on-screen couple, Kath and Kel Knight (from Kath and Kim, for the unpatriotic), Milan Fashion Week’s wildest sight was models power-walking down the Aalto runway. Fashion Week is always a time to expect the unexpected, but I’m not convinced that anyone could’ve expected this - it’s truly a sight that must be seen to be believed.