The runway lights have dimmed on the Milan Fashion Week, Spring/ Summer 2010 and as always, Europe’s most commercial fashion event served up a volley of trends for the coming season.
Bagged (A, B, C)
Fringes decorate bags at Just Cavalli while the round shape takes precedence at Versace. Woven bags can be stuffed to the brim at Bottega Veneta.
Full bloom (D, E)
It doesn't take a genius to realise that summer is all about happy romantic florals. Try hand-painted roses on satin like Dolce and Gabbana or folksie petunias like Roberto Cavalli. RoccoBarocco put little sequined flowers on tights. Blumarine's collection mixed tie-dye with camouflage prints, but don't try it all in one ensemble.
In short order (F, G, H)
Summer is all about being economical with fabric. Minis are back, but comfort is the key word in this age of global warming. Fendi offered a high-waisted bubble skirt while Etro's floral shorts lets you breathe easy.
For a night out on the club, patent leather or satin fitted skirts like those at Versace and Dsquared should do the trick.
Sporty chic (I, J)
Gucci threw fitted biker jackets in satin, lycra and animal hyde onto their models while Emporio Armani showed rolled-up shorts and breezy blouses. Equestrian glamour, though unpractical, opened Salvatore Ferragamo. Think jodhpurs for an Indian element. Bottega Veneta’s clean palette had streaks of colour, perfect for a hot Mumbai day.
Sky high (K, L)
Take a deep breath, and imagine walking in these skyscraper heels. Gucci is all strussed up while Dsquared puts hidden platforms in their canary-coloured booties.