Milan Fashion Week Recap: Top 5 from Spring / Summer 2021 Runway

Here are our Top 5 from Milan:

  • Floral Explosion: The bolder the better! The Valentino showed a range of bold color exploded floral patterns on a range of styles from dresses to pajamas and coats to hoodies. Overall, floral patterns are a continuing trend with newness in more nature like scenery and larger proportions.

Designer: Valentino

  • Dusty Coral: We saw this pretty hue emerging from our AW20 report and it was widely seen across many shows in Milan. It's a versatile color that looks good on a range of skin tones and we love it mixed with lighter and darker tones.

Designers: Drome | Marco Rambaldi | Ricostru | Alberta Ferretti

  • High-waist Short Shorts: Short shorts, hotpants, booty shorts, daisy dukes have historically been a symbol of liberation for women who didn't want to follow the culture norm. It is no surprise now that these short shorts have flooded the runway in Milan and we love it!

Designers: Marco Rambaldi | Sportmax | HUI | Emilio Pucci

  • Upcycled Patchwork: Designers are using their creativity to make use of deadstock and fabric waste to put together some really beautiful pieces. With color and print clashing, contrasting textures, and unexpected silhouettes, this trend brings a unique perspective to the sustainable movement this industry needs.

Designers: Dolce & Gabbana | Marco Rambaldi | Francesca Liberatore | Ji Won Choi

  • Skinsation: We haven't seen a lack of skin in Milan this season. Mesh, lace and semi-translucent textiles revealing undergarments beneath promote the movement of body positivity. Love the endless possibilities for styling.

Designers: Act N.1 | Fendi | Marco Rambaldi | No. 21 | Fendi

We are continuing to follow the month of fashion where we will be analyzing the runway trends from New York #NYFW, London #LFW, Milan #MFW and Paris #PFW.


For the Spring/Summer 2021 shows, we are seeing a new take on fashion week with a move to digital and very few in person shows. Brands are forced to be creative on a different level and it's been interested to see how they have adapted. All in all for the other 99% of us who usually don't go to the actual shows it still feels a little normal to review all the looks on our computers.


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