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.

Milan Fashion Week

During Milan Fashion Week, we saw reoccurring trends such as metallics from New York and asymmetrical silhouettes from London. While these trends are circulating internationally, each designers' interpretation has been unique. 





Yellow: Sunshine on a Cloudy Day



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

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


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                                                                       $475


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

Chanel Flap Bag                                                                                                         $3,000

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

Givenchy Sleeveless Lace-Hem Sheath Dress                                                $1,945.00

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

Derek Lam Leather Trouser                                                                                    $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                                                        $255


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                                                        $113

These cropped trouser's are a combination of

fashion and function making them ideal for any occasion.

Fendi Girls Yellow Cropped Trousers                                                             $335


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

Dolce & Gabbana Girls Yellow Brocade Lemon Print Sandals                                                                                                  $347


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                                                                               $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                                                            $195


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                                                              $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                                                          $189

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

Kevin Faux Wingtip in Mustard                                                    $425



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

Pepe Jeans graphic t-shirt                                                                                  $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                                                   $61

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

Zoobug Yellow Square Sunglasses                                                      $78

Summer 2017: Vintage Trends on the Rise



The hobo bag became a staple in the fashion world after Jackie Kennedy was photographed with this Gucci style in New York in the 70's. Through the decades, the hobo style has persistently reappeared and continues to remain a part of pop culture. The style has proven to be timeless yet again as Laggo incorporates the slouchy elements into its new Havana bag.



Hollywood's leading ladies made the cat-eye sunglasses a fashionable accessory in the 60's. Audrey Hepburn wears a pair while filming for the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. Channel your inner Audrey and pick up a pair of  Dior's Sculpt Cat-eye Sunglasses this summer!


Recently, we’ve seen a rise in round sunglasses, a comeback of the famed 50’s cat-eye, and now the timeless Aviator. Elvis Presley rocked this trend in 1972 and you can too this summer with Tom Ford's Elliot Square Sunglasses.



A true classic, the smoking slipper. Today, Gucci embraces the iconic shoe in its new Princeton collection that Grace Kelly wore so well back in 1955.



Neck scarves have also seen a huge revival this summer. The iconic Mary Tyler Moore fueled this trend through her various patterned scarves she wore on her show in the 70's. Fendi illuminates this trend through their wide collection of colorful printed silk-twill scarves.



We have also seen a resurgence of men's vintage fashion. John F. Kennedy Jr. rocks a grey striped skinny tie in a photo op during the 80's. Similar styles can be found from many designer tie collections such as Hugo Boss with its Dot Print Skinny Ties. 



Nicole Kidman was stunning in Fred Leighton's Open Opal Choker at the Academy Awards in 1996. This summer, you can shine like a star in Daughter's Honeycomb Shirt Collar Necklace.



Golden girl Faye Dunaway looked glamorous in the 60's in a classic straw wide-brimmed hat. Sensi Studio offers a modern take on this fashionable trend from the golden era through its Lady Ibiza bow-embellished toquilla straw hat.

Milan Fashion Week - Better Late than Never!

Outwear is not just for the cooler months, it is a fashion essential for upgrading your wardrobe during all seasons - so I loved seeing Milan Fashion Week runways covered in classic outerwear pieces, but with an edge added!  For example Versace took the classic leather jacket silhouette and twisted it into a color block leather jacket that amps up any outfit.  Taking a classic item and adding a little something extra to it can really personalize your style. Here are some of my favorite looks:

Milan Fashion Week A-Z

Alberta Ferretti 


Bottega Veneta


Costume National


Dolce & Gabbana


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Giorgio Armani 


Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini 




Jil Sander 




Luisa Beccaria 




No. 21


Ports 1961






Roberto Cavalli 


Salvatore Ferragamo 










max mara 


Marcelo Burlon Country of Milan 



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