Milan Fashion Week 2019: MENSWEAR vs WOMENswear silhouettes

comparisons from MILAN FASHION WEEK

Given that menswear elements are continuing to grace womenswear designs, we thought it would be visually interesting to highlight how they were reflected on the runways of Milan Fashion Week.

(Left to Right) Gucci, Max Mara, Alberta Ferretti, Fendi, Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani

Blazers and Jackets : This year, Milan’s top designers presented a slew of must have blazers and jackets. We love that these layering pieces are so versatile and that they can be styled in many different ways beyond the office. For those who prefer a stronger more masculine look we recommend sticking with darker colors and oversized silhouettes. And for those who prefer a softer more feminine look try brighter hues in fabrics that drape and move with you.

(Left to Right) Moschino, No.21, Alberta Ferretti, Gucci, Marni and Sportmax

Dresses and Skirts: The same can be said for skirts and dresses in regards to strong and masculine versus soft and feminine… Layering them with blazers and jackets is always a fashionable choice where you can manipulate the mood of your look through colors, shapes and textures.

(Left to Right) Tod’s, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta, Arthur Arbesser, Iceberg and No.21

Pants and Jumpsuits: It will be a sad day when jumpsuits are no longer in style so we are pleased that designers are still moving forward with these super comfortable and chic styles. Here, leather pants accentuate the strength of women, while, conversely, the softer materials highlight the beauty and softness of women.

Then vs Now: Golden Globes

The dresses worn on the red carpet at the Golden Globes made a loud statement. The men and women of Hollywood all wore black to show their support of the #MeToo movement. Here are some looks from past Golden Globes that resemble those worn this year. 

What Would She Wear?

Many celebrities have a very distinct style. Here we have taken looks from the New York Pre-Fall 2018 shows and paired them with the perfect celebrity. 

THEN VS NOW: 70's

The 1970's were a time of rich textures and bright colors. Shift dresses, flared jeans and bell sleeves were the epitome of the hippie decade. Here are some Spring/Summer 2018 looks that reflect the boho-esque trends of the 70's. 

NYFW Day 4: Matching Sets

Two piece outfits are a dream come true when trying to coordinate an outfit. While I do not care for matching pajama type sets, structured styles give a smart, stylish look. These matching sets are all fresh and modern. It's a look that many celebrities have been wearing and definitely a look that will carry through Spring/Summer 2018. 

NYFW Day 2: The Little Black Dress

The little black dress is a staple in every woman's closet. This classic piece has been interpreted many different ways over the years. On day 2 of NYFW, designers showed us their take on the LBD. All these looks sport a feminine silhouette, each with a different twist. 

Runway to Retail

Anna Sui

Taylor Hill rocked the runway during the 2017 Anna Sui NYFW Fall/Winter Fashion Show in a  sheer black dress . When it hit the stores, production had added lining and shortened the sleeves to better suit the consumer market.

Taylor Hill rocked the runway during the 2017 Anna Sui NYFW Fall/Winter Fashion Show in a sheer black dress. When it hit the stores, production had added lining and shortened the sleeves to better suit the consumer market.


Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana gave their runway a different twist by having up and coming celebrities walk their show instead of typical “It girls.” Like Anna Sui, D&G added lining to the  sheer dress  making it more practical for consumers.

Dolce & Gabbana gave their runway a different twist by having up and coming celebrities walk their show instead of typical “It girls.” Like Anna Sui, D&G added lining to the sheer dress making it more practical for consumers.


Prada

Prada never disappoints, however, when researching e-commerce sites, we were unable to find any of the printed skirts from the runway show. Nonetheless, the  printed top  can be found at Bergdorf’s.

Prada never disappoints, however, when researching e-commerce sites, we were unable to find any of the printed skirts from the runway show. Nonetheless, the printed top can be found at Bergdorf’s.


The Row

The Olsen twins showcased their simple yet elegant ensembles during The Row’s runway show in February. This  Neyton Long Leather Trenchcoat  in Sand appears to have not gone under any production changes and can be purchased in the same cut and color.

The Olsen twins showcased their simple yet elegant ensembles during The Row’s runway show in February. This Neyton Long Leather Trenchcoat in Sand appears to have not gone under any production changes and can be purchased in the same cut and color.


Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake’s designs turn heads on the runway and in the streets. A knee-length version of this  burgundy jacket  was paired with a matching belt during NYFW while a shorter version was released for purchase to the public.

Issey Miyake’s designs turn heads on the runway and in the streets. A knee-length version of this burgundy jacket was paired with a matching belt during NYFW while a shorter version was released for purchase to the public.


Alexander McQueen

Black and gold together always has a certain richness. In contrast with many sheer pieces, this  rockstar dress  from Alexander McQueen dodged any production alterations.

Black and gold together always has a certain richness. In contrast with many sheer pieces, this rockstar dress from Alexander McQueen dodged any production alterations.


Paco Rabanne

Paco Rabanne combined geometry and fluidity to the utmost perfection in this timeless piece. The  runway dress  is currently available for purchase on their website.

Paco Rabanne combined geometry and fluidity to the utmost perfection in this timeless piece. The runway dress is currently available for purchase on their website.


Balenciaga

Many times a complete runway look does not become available for purchase. Lucky for us, both the  ribbed turtleneck sweater  and  floral skirt  can be found on the Balenciaga website in multiple colors.

Many times a complete runway look does not become available for purchase. Lucky for us, both the ribbed turtleneck sweater and floral skirt can be found on the Balenciaga website in multiple colors.


Marc Jacobs

This  coat  wooed on the runway during Marc Jacobs’ show and highlighted the latest fall 2017 trend of bright plaids. It can be found in stores in the same cut and color.

This coat wooed on the runway during Marc Jacobs’ show and highlighted the latest fall 2017 trend of bright plaids. It can be found in stores in the same cut and color.

Pantone: Colors of Fall 2017

Each season, Pantone publishes a fashion report based on the most popular colors seen on the runway during New York Fashion Week. With pre-fall already in stores and fall deliveries beginning, we want to inspire your wardrobe with our favorite looks of this season's hottest colors!

Yellow: Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Women: 

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Enhance your go-to outfit with a pop of color by 

accessorizing with these tassel earrings that continue to be on-trend.

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These slipper like slides are guaranteed to put a little spring in your step in the city, country or beach side.

Aquazurra Wild Thing Slide Flat                          aquazzura.com                                                       $475

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Brighten your neutral handbag collection and carry your essentials in a refreshing yellow bag this summer!

Chanel Flap Bag                                                     chanel.com                                                              $3,000

Ditch the overrated LBD and highlight your closet with a golden sheath dress instead. 

Givenchy Sleeveless Lace-Hem Sheath Dress       neimanmarcus.com                                                $1,945.00

Butterscotch leather flairs are edgy, yet professional - and an excellent departure from your typical work pants. 

Derek Lam Leather Trouser                                    dereklam.com                                                          $1,180

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Cool off in this wrap one-piece swimsuit or pair it with high waisted jeans and kitten heels for a chic city look.

Stella McCartney Timeless Wrap One-Piece Suit  modesens.com                                                        $255

Girls: 

Your little one can romp around in this adorable dress at the beach, playground or even on the first day of school.

MSGM Girls Yellow Embroidered Dress                 childrensalon.com                                                 $113

These cropped trouser's are a combination of

fashion and function making them ideal for any occasion.

Fendi Girls Yellow Cropped Trousers                    childrensalon.com                                                   $335

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Perfect for any outfit, these sandals are especially fun for the lemonade stand.

Dolce & Gabbana Girls Yellow Brocade Lemon Print Sandals                                                          childrensalon.com                                                  $347


Men:

These swim shorts are cool in more ways then one. Rock them pool side or at the beach to complete your summer wardrobe.

Capricode printed swim shorts                               farfetch.com                                                          $126

Pair this tie with your favorite business-professional ensemble to refresh and brighten your day-to-day look.

Ermenegildo Zegna Neat 3D Diamond           Printed Silk Tie                           bergdorfgoodman.com                                           $195

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Look your best in these cheeful shorts while grilling up those burgers and dogs at your next BBQ. 

J. Crew 9" short in garment-dyed cotton                 jcrew.com                                                       $29.99                      

Shake things up by replacing a pair of chinos with this light and bright pair of textured trousers.

PT01 San Blas Wool-Blend Trousers
barneys.com                                                          $189

Swap out your everyday loafers with mustard wingtip oxfords for a bold look.

Kevin Faux Wingtip in Mustard           Nordstrom.com                                                   $425

Boys:

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Your little rascal will look cool in this graphic and festive tee throughout the summer.

Pepe Jeans graphic t-shirt                                 melijoe.com                                                           $22.40

Good thing it's summer break since your little one would be too cool for school in these super stylish cuffed shorts. 

Paul Smith Junior Boys Yellow Cotton Shorts
childrensalon.com                                                   $61

Be sure to shade their eyes from the sun with these ultra cool sunglasses. 

Zoobug Yellow Square Sunglasses childrensalon.com                                                      $78