Stylist's Fashion team - Shopping Editor Lucy Reber, Executive Fashion Director Kitty McGee and Acting Fashion Director Sorrel Kinder are reporting from Milan Fashion Week AW15 - keep track of their updates here.
Dolce & Gabbana
Mother's Day may not be for another two weeks (May in Italy) but Dolce & Gabbana was celebrating early in Milan today with a special "Viva La Mamma" themed show for its autumn/winter collection. Smiling models walked the runway with children on their hips and even Angelina Jolie's child-scrawled Versace wedding dress was referenced.
It was a feminine collection that focused heavily on tattoo-style deep red roses - complete with thorny stem. They appeared as bold, rocky motifs on white dresses, in a '40s femme fatale look on black lace and embroidered in romantic clusters on pastel pink turtleneck shifts.
We saw pregnant models walk for Temperley at London Fashion Week and today Bianca Balti, who is six months pregnant, walked in D&G's motherhood-focused show.
The accessories were true keepers - the kind to pass on to the next generation. D&G's Sacred Heart bags were embellished with opulent jewels, studs, pearls and those roses again, in deep red ceramic.
Bally + Singtank = Music video heaven
Swiss luxury fashion brand Bally has teamed up with French music duo Singtank for a beautiful Brigitte Bardot-inspired video.
Singer Joséphine de la Baume, who forms the band with her brother Alexander, channels the iconic French actress in head-to-toe Bally for Coming Down, which is directed by Beyonce and Lana Del Rey music video favourite Francesco Carrozzini.
Set in a picturesque Los Angeles mansion, a 1960 interview with Bardot inspires the arresting opening sequence...
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Peter Dundas subtly suggested that today's Pucci collection was to be his last and if so he certainly went out with a bang - a print party shown off by all the top models.
Tailoring, block colour and graphic print made for a palate-cleansing collection from Jil Sander CD Rodolfo Paglialunga.
Forget #thedress - Bottega Veneta gave us a a whole show full of eye-bending prints.
Ethereal rock chicks shimmering in sequins, swaying in fringing and strutting in leopard print brought us a typically glamorous collection at Roberto Cavalli this morning. Bets on the first A-lister to plump for one of the midriff-slashed ombre gowns?
Primary brights, digital prints and asymmetric cuts formed Versace's #greek collection, which even boasted its own 'Versace emoji'. Clothes for glamorous women in an internet age.
Citing interiors as inspiration, Etro brought us luxe tapestry, precise patchwork and even more of that '70s palette of rich, woody browns.
Comfort met style at Max Mara's sister label, where wool, layers and leather came with an elegant '40s twist. We saw more winning coats, as well as luxurious stay-at-home knits in warm caramels tones.
No, there were no capes on show today. It was all heavy, substantial materials in masculine shapes - but touched with feminine details. Colours were vibrant, clashing blues and reds, while the delicate Oriental detailing we saw in the designer's SS15 couture collection was apparent throughout in leaf and floral motifs. A collection that went against the grain of the shows we've seen so far in Milan and a far cry from the designer's signature beige and blue.
Nothing was ever really going to beat last season's bright pink Barbie bonananza, but Moschino gave it a good go with its cartoonified teddy bear collection. Think '80s supermodel meets Bob the Builder.
Jeremy Scott's collection for Moschino is available to buy here.
Prada's pretty pastels brought a dusting of candy shop sweetness to an otherwise traditional autumnal palette dominating collections this season. The retro futuristic footwear, perspex floral brooches and vibrant hair accessories gave the collection a '60s girl-about-town tone.
The ultimate piece from the winter collections has to be the perfect coat and at Fendi earlier today that's exactly what creative director Karl Lagerfeld gave us. A collection filled with soft, quilted duvet coats (and dresses no less) as well as beautiful full-shearling coats, which accented a streamlined collection focused determinedly on on shape and size. Inspired by the geometric masterpieces of 1920s leading abstract artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp, the collection was seriously statement. For the brave there were voluminous duvet dresses and coats, long double-breasted jackets, jumpers and skirts in teddy bear fur and furry wedge boots. More investable offerings came in the shape of classically beautiful oversize wool coats with exaggerated collars and pockets in timeless russet and camel tones. And of course Lagerfeld called in the big girls from Karlie Kloss to Binx Walton and Kendall Jenner, it was a beautiful collection showcased on even more beautiful girls. KM
Fendi has also announced its debut at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week in July 2015. The collection promises a "luxurious offering of incredible never before seen pieces". Can't wait.
The models' wet-look hair showed just how edgy Just Cavalli's fluffy pom-pom detailing and '70s-inspired collection could look. Check out those patchworkboots.
Gigi Hadid, one of this season's most-talked about models, gave us her best Marilyn Monroe at Max Mara, where models sashayed down the runway, arms folded across oversize wool coats and soft houndstooth cardigans, carrying the kind of bags your grandmother would love. The Hollywood icon's feminine sensuality was evident throughout, though it was very much inspired by an off-duty Monroe, with not a white billowing dress in sight.
Like the shaggy slippers? They were one of the most eye-catching elements from Gucci's new creative director Alessandro Michele, whose debut for the beleaguered brand at the start of Milan Fashion Week made this show the most highly anticipated of the season. He presented a definite move away from Gucci's luxe glam identity of the past and into a soft, romantic setting.
Flowing velvet skirts in shimmering mink, long pleated dresses with pussycat bows in salmon-pink floral print and delicate lace and soft sheers summed up the new mood. As did the accessories. Black Victorian bows, giant flowers and ornate floral sprays were worn at the collar, while the beret was back again, but this time without the tough studded makeover we saw at Marc Jacobs. Fur-trimmed coat cuffs, turtle necks and plenty of '70s references chimed with the trends already dominating the runways this season.
Stylist's fashion and beauty teams are reporting from the shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris at Stylist.co.uk/fashion-week
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