Fendi evokes architecture in Milan

Fendi evokes architecture in Milan

MILAN, Italy Hey girlfriend, baggy boyfriend jeans are all the rage on the Milan runway this season.

At Emporio Armani, they fit Giorgio Armani passion for blue an international colour that the designer says satisfies any appetite for ethnic looks. The Emporio collection, presented Thursday on the second day of Milan Fashion Week, included wide legged denim with a shiny, cropped cuff, dressed up with short tailored jackets.

Karl Lagerfeld says women are increasingly asking for denim and he obliged with jodhpur styled jeans for Fendi. And Gucci came out with mariner front styles cropped at the calf.

Prada, however, stuck to demure length hemlines and dresses with no pants and no denim.

Some highlights from Thursday shows:

Models present creations from the Emporio Armani collection during the 2015 Spring / Summer Milan Fashion Week on September 18, 2014 in Milan. (Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images)

There were no kilts on the Milan runways, but Europe pressing political question hung in the air.

is Scottish, Giorgio Armani said when asked his view on Scotland vote for independence from England.

Prada greeted guests with Rob Roys, a Scotch based cocktail named for the Scottish hero Rob Roy MacGregor, but designer Miuccia Prada preferred to focus on the rich brocades she had commissioned for this season.

A model wears a creation for Prada women Spring Summer 2015 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (Photo: AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Miuccia Prada deliberately tries to disguise the art and craftsmanship in her collections with raw seams and frayed hemlines.

For next summer looks, Prada used brocade a rich, textured fabric often embossed with gold or silver thread which she designed from archive samples. Jazzing up the colours with flashes of green, orange and yellow, she commissioned the brocade from textile mills north of Milan.

Models paraded the looks around dunes of purple sand, casting simple silhouettes of well fitted shift dresses, puffy skirts, tailored trenches and oversized overcoats with three quarter sleeves. Hemlines finished demurely at the knees and there were no trousers.

the effort was not to do something that was decadent, but keep it meaningful, Prada said. didn want it to be too beautiful. TO THE ORCHID

Model Georgia May Jagger, daughter of Rolling Stone rock star Mick Jagger, wears a creation for Fendi women spring summer 2015 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy,
Fendi evokes architecture in Milan
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (Photo: AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Georgia May Jagger, Mick daughter, took a turn on the Fendi runway, sporting a dark blue mini dress in an orchid print with a built in asymmetrical cape that wrapped around one shoulder. The dress nicely encapsulated designer Karl Lagerfeld architectural inspiration for the collection.

Large orchid motifs, evoking lightness and beauty, graced many of the Fendi pieces, appliqued onto leather jackets, embroidered into dresses, decorating handbags or tying back hair.

The looks, catering to the young with short short skirts or long ankle length hems, were finished with thick braided bracelets and accompanied by a new baguette bag.

Models present creations from the Emporio Armani collection during the 2015 Spring / Summer Milan Fashion Week on September 18, 2014 in Milan. (Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images)

The Emporio Armani colour for next season is blue, more specifically cornflower blue that runs from soothing to electrifying. For Giorgio Armani, blue trumps black in terms of versatility, grabbing the light and flattering the wearer.

has a different softness, it is less dictating, Armani said. thinning. played against white and grey in bold striped pantsuits, cocktail dresses and blazers. But it turned positively electric for bodices on cocktail dresses, on shorts and in chunky jewelry made out of PVC materials.

Armani credo is to make clothes for real women just those who fit the extreme trends. created wide trousers acknowledging and not negating the female hip like some of his fellow designers as well as close fitting pants, cuffed above the ankle.

Dresses either hugged the curves with a neat wrap around the waist or fell loosely around the hips. Skirts had lots of leg room, allowing for easy strides.

Models wear creations for Max Mara women spring summer 2015 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (Photo: AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Amy Adams sat front and centre for Max Mara collection featuring light weight fabrics that offering full summertime cover for fair skinned redheads like the five time Oscar nominated actress.

There was an urban safari quality to the collection. The long Georgette dresses came in simplified floral patterns that appear to be an animal prints and which matched the knee high boots. Safari jackets featured double elastic waistbands. And the looks were finished with floppy hats, good for sun or rain, and big sunglasses.

The colour palate ranged from neutral taupe and sand to eye popping pink, sea foam green and yellow.

A model walks the runway during the Moschino show as a part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 18, 2014 in Milan, Italy. (Photo: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)

Barbie just got the fashion makeover she always dreamed of, courtesy of Moschino a label that has no problem poking fun at the fashion world.
Fendi evokes architecture in Milan