For the Milan fashion week review I decided to focus on three collections that brought together dark natural shades and incorporated harsh image. These are: Roberto Cavalli, Fendi and Etro. What definitely became seasonal trendsetter for me is an option to incorporate fur. It is definitely a very strong statement from the season because usually we are afraid of using it so as not to look feminine. However, only few realise that properly styled fur looks really solid and masculine. In fact, Roberto Cavalli pieces are a good example of chic rock looks that demonstrate harsh character with a tiny rockstar playfulness otherwise known as fur.
Etro in the middle demonstrates trend which I was waiting for - oversized scarfs. It does not only provide an interesting combination of colours in the outfit but it also adds a fresh note into the whole look. In fact, it is not necessary to wear highly oversized scarfs like in this case as you will get a lot of attention, and sometimes it is not a plus, you can easily incorporate short options that are currently very popular in men fashion, but instead of using regular neck tying add simplicity by applying this free hanging trend.
Fendi brings us completely forgotten fabric- shearling. I am extremely happy about it because I was looking forward to incorporating in my look and it truly looks good basically on everyone in addition it is also really warm which is perfect during cold days. What I like particularly in this Fendi collection is that they tried to show us that shearling does not necessarily have to be short. It looks good in different lengths and we should not be afraid to mix it up and play with the shapes and shades.
If we take a closer look on Etro layered outfit, you can notice a very polished look which ties a combination of fur and leather usage. This look also features a bit loosened up trousers which I in particular am not a big fan of but on some people they do look promising. However, what I really like about this set is a combination of accessories. In particular these accessories feature a combination of two materials that I absolutely love and they look astonishingly well together. I am speaking about the bag and boots. Combination of patterns does not only allow you to make more interesting looks but also makes this dark leather not as strict as it had to be.
Fendi particularly well brings a new combination of patterns. Not a lot of designers would decide to make such a brave move by adjusting pattern usage in this particular way. However, it is because of the originality that makes some collections stand out from the rest and I believe in usefulness of tactful and elegant originality, it has to be something new but not idiotic and absurd. Whereas in this case it works absolutely fine.
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