THE Sixties and stripes – two of spring/summer 2013’s strongest-looking trends so far – got an outing again this morning at the Moschino show.
It was a vibrant, fresh and fun wake-up call as day three of Milan Fashion Week took hold – as short double-breasted jackets with gobstopper buttons and huge oversized helmet hats up top took to the catwalk, alongside mosaic mirror shift dresses (to match the mirror ball-effect Moschino sign at the catwalk entrance), and little natty jackets and super short skirts in humbug hues. This monochrome striped detailing worked its way onto collars and pocket details too.
This geometry then transformed into diamond formation – on a silver leather biker jacket and another in trapeze style and there was a moment when this Sixties siren embraced her inner Queen of Hearts as sequin versions of the symbol splayed from yet more sequins, this time huge daisies. Flower power – as we saw on the Prada catwalk last night – is back again.
In buttercup yellow and fresh crisp cotton whites, coral and of course that monochrome mix, it was a clean and colourful palette. Broderie anglaise dresses came dotted with little blooms, but they were always sassy and had their sartorial heart in the Sixties. Meanwhile other little dresses, and a mac too, were patch-worked together from what seemed to be a lot of fun to be found in the garden: green grass shades, floral prints and then blooms coming to life at the shoulder. London opted for sci-fi Sixties but it seems that Milan is more flower power-inclined.
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