It's been said that sense of style is already part of the Italians' DNA, and they prove this once more as we witness another round of trends in Milan Fashion Week.
Several Italian designers fused traditional glamor with modern elegance in Milan. This gave us a new perspective on how to elevate our look—from the best classic prints, statement accessories, to reviving "the matrix" aesthetic. Here are the top five fashion trends we spotted in MFW.
[gallery targetsize="full" link="file" size="full" ids="147793,147779,147796"] Last year was the year of stripes, but this time, it's about time to put the spotlight on plaid. This has been a classic print, but the moment it emerged back on the runway people just easily fell in love with it all over again. In fact, it's what we felt when we saw Emporio Armani's bright ensemble, Gucci's boxy suits, and how Versace juxtaposed it with a quilted leather accent.
[gallery targetsize="full" link="file" size="full" ids="147804,147782,147783"] If New York Fashion Week
favored colored leathers, Milan opted for a traditional black leather with a twist. Channeling the edgy aura of The Matrix,
designers presented a gamut of exquisite all-black leather numbers which we've seen in Bottega Veneta, Emporio Armani, and Blumarine.
[gallery targetsize="full" link="file" size="full" display="grid" ids="147784,147785,147792"] The resurgence of the spotted print is far from slowing down. So if you're aiming for a youthful and feminine aesthetic, polka-dots should be your go to. And making a wonderfully new case for the bubbling trend are Marni, Dolce & Gabbana, and N21.
[gallery targetsize="full" link="file" size="full" ids="147787,147786,147788"] We all need a pièce de résistance in each of our looks. Next season, it's going to be all about dramatic neck bows. Learn it first on the runway like how Karl Lagerfeld upgraded the orthodox bow through Fendi. For a more dramatic draped bow, ace it like Etro and MSGM.
[gallery targetsize="full" link="file" size="full" ids="147789,147790,147791"] Low brimmed hats are seriously taking over as it is now the accessory du jour. With its new shape and sophisticatedly funky tone designers gave, don't be surprised if everyone will be wearing it very soon—whether it's Emilio Pucci's fringe take, Vivetta's floral prints, or Alberta Ferretti's sleek finish.