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bottega veneta spring 2014 30 Bottega Veneta Spring 2014 | Milan Fashion Week

Bottega Veneta’s Ladylike LuxuryBottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier reinterpreted femininity for the brand’s spring 2014 collection of ladylike looks. The new season puts a focus on fabrics with plenty of draping, pleats and ruffles for the Bottega Veneta woman to wear. As with many shows this Milan Fashion Week, the color palette is subtle, embracing simple black, neutral and midnight blue hues that evoke a certain luxury. Texture takes shape in Maier’s feather decorated and beaded gowns for a more classic take on evening wear.

emilio pucci spring 2014 1 Emilio Pucci Spring 2014 | Milan Fashion Week

Pucci’s Sexy SportEmilio Pucci revealed a sporty, sexy and cool spring 2014 collection shown during the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week. Creative director Peter Dundas embraced the brand’s colorful signature prints with designs that had an undeniable activewear influence. The sports influence was for from mannish though, the Pucci woman kept her signature sex appeal with an outing of surfer inspired color-blocking, glitzy hooded jackets and mesh dresses. The Pucci woman also embraced rock ‘n’ roll chic in floor-length gowns decorated with peekaboo cutout details.

jil sander spring 2014 9 Jil Sander Spring 2014 | Milan Fashion Week

Sander’s New Minimalism – After taking back the helm of her label over a year ago, designer Jil Sander’s eponymous label showed a strong outing of minimalist fashion for spring 2014. The silhouettes while not overly clingy embraced feminine shapes with a focus on the waistline as shown by the inclusion of crop tops and high-waisted skirts. A minimalist color palette calls for white and black as well as your rare pastel hue. Print was embraced with a series of multi-colored abstract shapes. Sander’s signature coats are worn over cropped trousers as well as chunky platforms and sandals.

roberto cavalli spring 2014 50 Roberto Cavalli Spring 2014 | Milan Fashion Week

Cavalli’s Shining Spring – For Roberto Cavalli’s spring 2014 show, the theme was glamour. To be more specific–movie glamour particularly of Hollywood’s golden age served as inspiration for the Italian designer’s runway preview shown during the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week. A color palette of dreamy silver took center stage for the spring season in lightweight chiffon and lace-adorned gowns that are sometimes diaphanous and other times sensual with plunging necklines. When the Cavalli woman is looking for something more rock ‘n’ roll infused, she wears a leather jacket or rolled up trousers decorated with sequins.

versace spring 2014 8 Versace Spring 2014 | Milan Fashion Week

Versace’s Rocking Spring – Donatella Versace was in a rock ‘n’ roll mood for Versace’s spring 2014 show held during the third day of Milan Fashion Week. The catwalk opened with a selection of denim looks ranging from clingy skirts to sculpted jackets. Then the Versace woman embraced the sweet side of spring with pleated dresses in pastel hues of lavender, yellow and sky blue. The looks still had a rock edge though; paired with cropped moto jackets and zipper details. Sexy gowns featuring high slits and skin-baring cutouts closed the show in feminine sheer and lace.

blumarine spring 2014 14 Blumarine Spring 2014 | Milan Fashion Week

Blumarine’s Take on Glamour – For spring 2014, Blumarine gets dreamy with an outing of ultra-feminine looks embellished with flowers and butterflies. The first half of the collection is almost exclusively in white and nude illuminated by gilded jacquard patterns. Then the catwalk transforms into less romance and more sensuality with form-fitting dresses adorned with sequins and feathers. More androgynous looks take shape in the form of boxy blazers and tapered trousers worn with ankle boots. Never one to shy away from glamour, the show closes with rhinestones and feathers in a nod to fifties glamour and Las Vegas showgirls.

sportmax spring 2014 3 Sportmax Spring 2014 | Milan Fashion Week

Sportmax’s Feminine Spring – For its spring 2014 collection, the Sportmax woman embraces her femininity with an outing of lightweight materials and relaxed silhouettes. Fabrics are flowing and sheer including silk, guipure and macramé lace adorned with patterns of squares and rectangles. Letting the designs femininity shine, the color palette is relatively uncomplicated with neutrals, black and white and occasional dusky pinks. And what are the Sportmax woman’s accessories for spring? Cat-eye sunglasses in shiny/opaque acetate and polka dot print bags in suede as well as sandals decorated with fur pompons.