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MFW SPRING 2014: The Trend Report

mfw trendsFashion Month is officially over. Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Miu Miu closed the season with three fabulous and emotional (Marc Jacobs presented his last collection for LV yesterday), but we still have to go over what happened in my beloved Milano (God, I miss it so much). MFW’s line-up is noticeably shorter than the rest of the fashion capitals. The names you see on the schedule are historic fashion houses, there’s a little room for newcomers and rookies. Nevertheless, we still enjoy the allure, the glamour and lavishness we get from those picky Italians (I really, really miss my picky Italians). Ready for some “Made in Italy” trends? Keep on reading!

air

Sheer is not enough, it’s all about lightweight fabrics, movement and that ethereal vibe that’s really, really suitable for the warm seasons.

  1. Alberta Ferretti
  2. Dolce & Gabbana
  3. Francesco Scognamiglio
  4. Antonio Marras

sport

Remember when Alexander Wang did the sporty chic thing? Well, Italians just took athletic wear to a new level: a luxurious and lavish one.

  1. Antonio Marras
  2. Gucci
  3. Prada
  4. Max Mara

inbloom

Forget about the floral print! Next season, you are going to want to be wearing 3D florals. You can touch them and you can almost smell them!

  1. Alberta Ferretti
  2. Dolce & Gabbana
  3. Blumarine
  4. MSGM

cropped

You already know cropped tops will continue to be in trend for Spring 2014. What’s the Italian twist? Different shapes, sheer panels, texture, embroidery and more!

  1. Alberta Ferretti
  2. Emilio Pucci
  3. Jil Sander
  4. Marni

purple

Pastels from NYC, pink from London and bold purple for Milan. Those are the strongest color trends of the season.

  1. Aquilano.Rimondi
  2. Blumarine
  3. Giorgio Armani
  4. Dsquared

stripes

Remember that Prada collection with the bananas and the bright stripes? Well, that’s the kind of stripes Milan has in store for the coming season.

  1. Alberta Ferretti
  2. Missoni
  3. Aquilano.Rimondi
  4. Luisa Beccaria

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Whoever said Italians were behind when it comes to prints was absolutely wrong. For Spring 2014, the designers are taking us to the museum.

  • Aquilano.Rimondi
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Missoni
  • Prada

pale

Pale is in and it’s here to stay! Monochromatic outfits in powdery shades will be a must-have next spring.

  1. Costume National
  2. Francesco Scognamiglio
  3. Gianfranco Ferre
  4. Jil Sander

rock

Italians just got tough! But not your ordinary kind of tough, the glam version of course.

  1. Blumarine
  2. Moschino
  3. Fausto Pugilisi
  4. Emilio Pucci

bejeweled

Jewelry makes everything prettier and for Spring 2014, everything will look shiny and pretty!

  1. Francesco Scognamiglio
  2. Blumarine
  3. Bottega Veneta
  4. Fausto Pugilisi

tropicana

Palm trees and Hawaiian florals? Yes, please!

  1. Aquilano.Rimondi
  2. Etro
  3. Fausto Pugilisi
  4. Just Cavalli

b&w

The B&W combo is a classic and for Spring 2014, it will be everywhere!

  1. Moschino
  2. Antonio Marras
  3. Marni
  4. Jil Sander

shorty

So you thought mini skirts were too short? Italians are taking leg flashing to a whole new level and I couldn’t be happier!

  1. Moschino
  2. Just Cavalli
  3. Dsquared
  4. Dolce & Gabbana

shine

Whether you favor gold, silver or bronze, this Spring is all about that metallic shine. I’m a gold kind of gal.

  1. Dolce & Gabbana
  2. Roberto Cavalli
  3. Salvatore Ferragamo
  4. Versace

Liking the trends from Milan? Tomorrow I will have for you my top 5 shows!

Almost Friday! Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: style.com

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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Milan’s Finest

milans finest

Milan’s runway line-up is noticeably smaller than the one in Paris, London or New York. The names are usually well-known, only a few new designers get to show their stuff (that’s something that should change) and choosing the best from all the rest is relatively easy. One thing about the city that I have loved and lived for four years is that it needs to open up to what’s new: new talents, new technologies, new shapes, new horizons. If Milan wants to stay current and interesting, they need to step up their game. Anyway, back to what concerns us today. I’ve chosen the five shows I liked the most. Let’s see if you agree with me.

D&G

This eccentric duo may not explore that much when it comes to shapes and silhouettes, what they are really good at is their beautiful craftsmanship. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been paying homage to the Sicilian woman for as long as one can remember. For their Fall 2013 collection, it was all so lavish, rich and extravagant as it usually is. The inspiration was clear, royal and religious. They Italians recreated the mosaics found in the Byzantine cathedral of Monreale. Their decadent prints appeared on a series of shift dresses, mid-length skirts and tailored coats. They paired them up with lace garments, lace is one of their specialties. As for accessories, regal crowns, heavy and shiny chandelier earrings, and golden shoes, the kind of golden that’s definitely fit for a Queen.

MARNI

Marni remains as one of Milan’s favorites (along with Bottega Veneta and Prada). Renzo Rosso recently acquired stakes from the Italian brand. For the Fall 2013 show, the setting was dark and simple, bare trees and a runway. It was different from what we are used to seeing from Consuelo Castiglioni, it was moodier, it was more somber, more minimal but equally fabulous. In Milan, fur has become the ultimate staple and Marni went with that flow (even if I personally support the use of faux). From the colorful stoles at the beginning to the full, furry coat at the nearly end, it was definitely the strongest trend on the runway. But not the only one: wool and tweed were all over the clothes, masculine and oversize silhouettes as well. Pleats and sheer inserts played a major role, one that made the collection a little softer, a little more feminine, a little more pretty.

B. VENETA

It’s no a surprise that Bottega made it on to this list, Thomas Maier always knows what he is doing and that he is doing it right. For Fall 2013, it was retro, it was ladylike, seriously it doesn’t get more ladylike than that. Each and everyone of the creations oozed elegance, oozed confidence, oozed sexiness without having to do some skin-flashing. The color palette was dark: navy and black mixed up with a rich red and a pretty darn pretty mustard. The length was the same in every look: midi. The dress coat was the highlight of the show, so were the a-line skirts and the skirt suits. The beauty really made and statement that complemented Maier’s garments: big, wavy hairstyles, strong lips and even stronger brows.

PRADA

Prada is always number one, the show-stealer, the had-turner. This year, Miuccia came in second. Not because her collection wasn’t good enough, but because someone else did better. It was darker than usual (no pink hot wheels, no red Asian comic flowers, no pretty bananas), but still pretty and still Prada-like. Following one of the season’s strongest trends, the off-shoulder, Signora Prada sent a bunch of tailored dresses and belted coats down the runway. Her prints and textures ranged from bold and wide vertical stripes, powder pretty, checkered tweeds and knitwear. The belt played a major role on the catwalk and as always, the footwear was a complete hit.

FERRAGAMO

Massimilano Giornetti has done wonders with Salvatore Ferragamo, the Italian family should be proud and happy with the results. For this collection, the color palette was essential: black and navy with some hits of cream.
The tailoring, the construction, or better yet, deconstruction were spot on. The styling and layering were ven more beautiful, so was each garment separately: double-breasted pieces, cropped coats, turtlenecks, little dresses and more. The vibe and the atmosphere was sexy enough, so was the footwear. I’d love for my feet to freeze in those harness sandals next Winter!

That’s a wrap ladies and gentleman! We are done with Milan now moving on to Paris (I promise to finish the coverage before March ends).

Sweet kisses…

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MFW FALL 2013: The Trend Report

mfw trend report

Better late than ever, right? It took a while for me to round-up all the trends from MFW, we still have Paris (that’s gonna be even harder). Anyway, Milan is known for the glamour, the exentricity, the exaggeration. The list of designers is not as long as in Paris, London or New York. Most of the names are already big and well-known and even though there’s a debate about how Italian designers are staying a little behind, this Fashion Week was really, really good for the Italian fashion capital. The best shows? You’ll find out on Sunday, for today, enjoy the prettiest and strongest trends from the always stylish Milano.

pretty lady

  • Bottega Veneta
  • Antonio Marras
  • Alberta Ferretti

cinch it

  • Blumarine
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Gianfranco Ferré

TARTAN

  • Fausto Pugilisi
  • No. 21
  • Moschino
  • fit for a queenFausto Pugilisi
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Antonio Marras
  • crazy furFendi
  • Blumarine
  • Marni

fire red

  • Alberta Ferretti
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • good girlsMoschino
  • Blumarine
  • Alberta Ferretti
  • blue bloodedJil Sander
  • Missoni
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • bare legsRoberto Cavalli
  • Blumarine
  • Versace
  • sheerAlberta Ferretti
  • Gucci
  • Emilio Pucci
  • we are goldenAntonio Marras
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Emilio Pucci
  • embellishedRoberto Cavalli
  • Gucci
  • Emilio Pucci

That’s a wrap! Remember, on Sunday Sweet n’raw’s favorite shows. Don’t miss it!

It’s Friday, rock on!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Style.com, Pinterest,

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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Spring 2013 Trends: SPRING LEATHER

spring leather cover

It’s almost Friday, my sweet readers and I finally got to see the sun after many, cold and cruel days of thunder. Couture week just wrapped up, NYC is getting ready for the Fashion Week kick-off and as February approaches, so does Spring (I can’t way to put away those heavy coats and get some decent color on my ghostly legs). We are halfway through with our Spring 2013 report, there are so many fabulous trends to cover and I plan on giving you an extensive and detailed coverage of each and every one of them. This is the sixth post from the series and one that I personally adore: LEATHER.  It’s been a while since leather took over the Spring runways (years ago, we only got to see this beauty on the Fall catwalks) and each season, we get positively surprised by the designers and their take on it.

For the coming season, possibilities are endless. There’s the trouser mania. Not your usual black, leathery leggings, but slouchy pants, tapered ones, joggers, neutral colors, bold shades. Dresses: a beige leather dress paired up with a floral jacket or an embroidered cardigan is a must! The barely there garments: whether you choose a pair of drawstring shorts, a sexy bodycon mini or some naked sandals, you’ll be rocking those legs all the way! Perforated leather garments are pure works of art so score one while they are out there! Last but not least, light leather outerwear can add a fabulous twist to your breezy, Spring ensembles.

WHO DID IT?

  • Ferragamo / Jason Wu / Versace
  • Mugler / Giles / Miu Miu

MUST-HAVE PIECES: The nude jacket, perfect companion for those Spring, windy nights. The trousers, worth investing in them. The barely there, leather sandals (sexy as hell). A leather top, a fun twist for your daily outfits.

leather splurge

  1. Biker jacket, Belstaff
  2. Shorts, Drome
  3. Texture shirt, Tibi
  4. Oxfords, Robert Clergerie
  5. Top, Mason by Michelle Mason
  6. Dress, Theyskens’ Theory
  7. Sunglasses, Linda Farrow
  8. Sandals, Chloe
  9. Two-tone tote, Rochas
  10. Zipper trousers, Emilio Pucci

STEAL LEATHER

  1. Jacket, Chicnova
  2. Shorts, Topshop
  3. Top, Monki
  4. Pencil skirt, All Saints
  5. Dress, Topshop
  6. Pants, Vero Moda
  7. Oxfords, Zara
  8. Bag, Romwe
  9. Heels, Asos

Digging leather for Spring? I am loving it! It’s almost Friday, hang in there!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Net-a-porter, Style.com, Topshop, Polyvore, Farfetch, River Island, Target

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MFW COVERAGE: Italian Big Shots

It’s Tuesday and I have for you some of Milan’s finest, I won’t make much of an introduction because they certainly do not need it. Today’s line-up: Ferragamo, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Marni and of course, Prada. Shall we?

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

The thing about Ferragamo is that it always delivers beautiful clothes that ooze elegance. For this collection, it was all about old-school army meets sexy chic. Massimiliano Giornetti took inspiration from the time of Russian Czars, but not only on the military side, but also on the elegance and femininity of the women of that era. The show consisted on a game of contrasts, sharp tailored coats, heavy knits, slouchy trousers with boots and on the other hand, sheer garments, delicate lace and romantic pieces.

The color palette always stayed on the neutral side (except for a retro blue and some hints of plum): earthy shades and black. The strongest trend patterns: texture parade, sheer romance, military-inspired, sharp tailoring and double-breasted coats. The accessories were so detailed and beautiful and the lace-up heels were just the icing on the cake. The key element for Sweet’n’Raw: the metallic pencil skirt with the plum, see-through blouse and the knotted chain belt, OH BOY!

FENDI

Another Nature inspired collection from Italy, but this time with a more dramatic take. That’s what Fendi’s runway was all about for the coming season. Karl Lagerfeld’s overwhelming and detailed looks included colored fur (huge trend on MFW), PVC inserts, beautiful tailoring, asymmetrical and sharp shapes, texture combination and more. The strong garments are surely intended for a bold and aggressive woman, a fashion warrior. The double-toned ankle boots are definitely jaw-droppingly beautiful and all of the looks were paired up with dark colored tights.

DOLCE & GABBANA

Why do I love this duo so much? Because they are, like me, really allergic to minimalism. And also like me, they have a lace obsession. This collection was just what I hoped and expected, opulent, filled with baroque details and beautiful textures and fabrics. Always remaining close to their heritage (Italian Opera played on the background), Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana payed, once more, homage to their sensual muse: the Sicilian siren. A mix of tulle, delicate lace and brocade was displayed beautifully on the runway by some of the biggest names on the modelling world: their favorite girl, Bianca Balti, Russian bombshell Natasha Poly, rising star Cara Delevigne and ebony queen Joan Smalls.

They managed to sexify one of the season’s strongest trends, the volume. Capes played a major role on the runway, so did meticulous embroideries, the classic leopard print and lots of leg-flashing. Their signature bodysuits (my favorite part of their shows) were present, all decorated with colorful flowers or delicate ruffles. As always, their shoes were beyond pretty and that elaborate, baroque jewelry will be everywhere next season.

MARNI

All eyes were on Marni due to the upcoming H&M collaboration. In a peachy runway, fly queen, Consuelo Castiglioni sent out the runway a color-blocking and tapestry texture display. Models wore everything with white tights (another trend for the season) and the cutest cross-over pumps my eyes have ever seen. Textures included fur and jacquard. Shapes were sharp and boxy, volume was present and so were beautiful and eye-catching prints. The collection, as all things Marni, had a retro touch and a vintage vibe to it.

PRADA

Definitely the most expected show on MFW. After Miuccia Prada’s runway winning streak, the question was: “Will she be able to pull it off again?” The answer is yes. With a catwalk packed with graphic and retro prints, Signora Prada did it again. Her key element or star was a vest/cape hybrid we got to see on almost every look she sent out the runway. The color palette was a mix of black with some happy colours she used for her retro, geometric prints: purple, pink, orange and some red. Heavy embellishments played an important part on each ensemble.

Almost everything was cinched, almost everything was bejeweled. Don’t even get me started on the shoes, I am still getting over those fiery pumps from Spring and she now gives the world rubber-soled Mary-Janes. Overall, it was a simple and vibrant collection and one that will be snagging many magazine covers next fall, just as it’s happening right now with her Hot Rod collection.

LOOK OF THE DAY

Embracing the pastels all the way! For this look I chose a metallic, high-waisted skirt in lilac from ASOS. I tucked in a light green blouse with white collar and details from ZARA. For coverage and since MFW has such beautiful and sunny days, a white blazer with golden buttons from Nasty Gal. For an edge, bare leg show and the fabulous Jeffrey Campbell clear & silver booties.

For the accessories, a MISSONI classic knit clutch in pastels, a skull ring from TOPSHOP and an arm candy trio from ASOS: a spiked rainbow friendship bracelet, a plastic chained one and a Swarovski bangle. For your nails, add some Chanel Le Vernis in JUNE.

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA.

Last post from MFW is coming up tomorrow and then we are off to the last destination: PARIGI! Keep checking back for all you need to know about Fashion Week.

Sweet kisses…

PS: Marni for H&M comes out in two days, remember to go and get in line early!

Illustrations: Ana Sofía Alanis
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