The 4 Biggest Trends From Milan Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2016

Joanna Elizabeth

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Published September 28, 2015

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Following New York and London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week took the world of fashion by storm this month. From seafaring looks to wild animal prints, the designers at Italy’s fashion capital embraced unique trends for spring-summer 2016. Take a look at all four of them below.

By the Sea

Max Mara spring-summer 2016
Max Mara spring-summer 2016

The designers at Milan Fashion Week looked to nautical and seafaring looks for the spring 2016 season. From classic sailor stripes to imagery of oceanic life, everyone will be dressing for the sea life if these designers have anything to say about it. At Max Mara, models hit the runway with sailor inspired coats as well as illustrated shirts featuring lighthouses and boats.

Emilio Pucci spring-summer 2016
Emilio Pucci spring-summer 2016

By the SeaEmilio Pucci’s Massimo Giorgetti‬ sent out a collection made for an “urban mermaid” complete with 3D textiles featuring netting and fish. Bags adorned with fringe also tied into a free-spirited vibe.

Giorgio Armani spring-summer 2016
Giorgio Armani spring-summer 2016

By the SeaGiorgio Armani took a less literal approach to nautical fashions with light layering and a soothing color palette for his spring 2016 presentation.

DSquared2 spring-summer 2016
DSquared2 spring-summer 2016

By the Sea–At DSquared2, Dean and Dan Caten dressed their island girls in tropical styles including scuba style separates in neoprene for the ultimate water babe look.

Unexpected Stripes

Prada spring-summer 2016
Prada spring-summer 2016

New York Fashion Week may have brought us plenty of stripe print, but at Milan, designers took on their own unique spin on the trend. From sequins to metallics to fringe, stripes are in for spring 2016. At Prada, stripes took over much of the mod-inspired collection with boxy silhouettes and shimmering touches.

Gucci spring-summer 2016
Gucci spring-summer 2016

Unexpected Stripes–Stripes were a rare sight in Alessandro Michele’s spring 2016 showing for Gucci but when they did appear, they were big and bold or even curved for a trippy effect.

Moschino spring-summer 2016
Moschino spring-summer 2016

Unexpected StripesMoschino’s Jeremy Scott embraced color with a collection inspired by caution signs and construction sites. With this theme in mind, orange and yellow had a major moments on the runway. Stripes in lace gave a ladylike yet unexpected take on the trend.

Alberta Ferretti spring-summer 2016
Alberta Ferretti spring-summer 2016

Unexpected StripesAlberta Ferretti’s bohemian glam collection included her own version of stripes in natural occurring colors for an understated yet refined look.

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