The Milan Fashion Week spring 2014 edition was off to a great start with plenty of exciting presentations from some of the most important labels in the business. Elegance, femininity and playfulness were beautifully merged in a myriad of glamorous creations that become instantly memorable. The first day brought a handful of interpretations which unveiled many interesting faces of femininity. Here are some of the most interesting options we've spotted:
Milan Fashion Week Spring 2014: Alberta Ferretti
Alberta Ferretti's ultra feminine spring 2014 creations were inspired by Southern Italy and South America. Strong folkloric influences were present all through the collection in various degrees. Floral prints for spring are not exactly a surprise, however in the designer's skilled hands, the motif was the starting point of some truly breath-taking creations.
She wanted her new designs to radiate positive energy and achieved her goal by using a myriad of of intricate floral and abstract motifs and several bold, lively tones: red, orange, deep blue, fuchsia, grass green. If the daywear alternatives had a romantic, almost innocent allure, eveningwear was all about sexiness and feminine elegance.
View more from: Alberta Ferretti Spring 2014 Collection
Milan Fashion Week Spring 2014: Luisa Beccaria
A romantic mood also characterized Luisa Beccaria's new line. The designer decided to stay true to her loyal fan base and focus extensively on bringing elegant options into the spotlight. She did venture into casual territory, but only shortly. The true highlights of her new line were gorgeous macramé lace gowns, silk summer coats, chic cocktail dresses. The allure she went for was ladylike rather than sexy, but when she tackled the sultry side of style, she did it tastefully. View more from: Luisa Beccaria Spring 2014 Collection
Milan Fashion Week Spring 2014: Dsquared²
Summer's all about fun! Designers Dean and Dan Caten emphasized the idea like none others bringing real sand and tiki bar atmosphere at their show. The first looks of the show set a cheerful, permanent vacation-like mood, however the new line was about much more than a few beach-ready ensembles, though the multitude of lampshade hats, cat-eye glasses and swimsuits might have made one to believe otherwise. The label brought a series of elegant pieces inspired by the voluptuous beauties of the '50s: ladylike puffy frocks, sophisticated summer coats or chic bustier style dresses. Fashionistas who love refined looks with a playful vibe will definitely find plenty of inspiration in the label's newest line.
View more from: Dsquared2 Spring 2014 Collection
Milan Fashion Week Spring 2014: No. 21
Designer Alessandro Dell’Acqua brought a mix of feminine and masculine accents into the spotlight. His creations were an interesting mix of elegant men's shirts and blazers, chic embellished pencil skirts, simple sultry dresses with plenty of sheer panels which added a sultry vibe to the new collection. Color-wise, he was fairly conservative preferring pastel tones and many dark accents. View more from: No.21 Spring 2014 Collection
Milan Fashion Week Spring 2014: Gucci
Frida Giannini was another designer who seemed to be drawn to the dark side, chromatically speaking. Her creations, usually glamorous and feminine, received an interesting makeover thanks to the athletic-techno influences that characterized the new line. The collection brought chic languid dresses, chic variations on basketball shorts, jackets with open backs, a lot of mesh inserts and several risque alternatives like ultra sheer tops and peek-a-boo bras. Pattern-wise, the designer took her inspiration from the Art Nouveau illustrations of Erté. There were even a few pieces inspired by Japanese kimonos. View more from: Gucci Spring 2014 Collection