Milan Fashion week came to an end on Monday and now the spotlight has moved onto Paris, but first I wanted to share my two favourite collections seen in Milan, both very different but brilliant in their own right. One from the well established Dolce & Gabbana and the other from an up and coming designer, Stella Jean. Again I’m a sucker for a good print and these two collections showcase absolutely gorgeous prints.
Dolce & Gabbana
The inspiration for Dolce & Gabbana’s SS ’14 collection was no doubt ancient gold coins and Roman ruins. Gold coins were blown up in the prints and hung from the ears of every model. I struggled to narrow down the looks I loved for this post, because truthfully I adore each and every outfit in the collection, which is rare as there are usually one or two pieces that you could live without if they weren’t in your wardrobe. The contrast between Ancient imagery and florals lets the print take on a whole new aesthetic that compliment each piece perfectly.
Stella Jean sourced these stunning ethnic prints from Women living in villages in Burkina Faso, they are bold, colourful and mismatched, allowing the viewer to immerse themselves into a culture in which Stella Jean has been so convincing. The pouffed skirts and A-line shapes give a suggested inspiration of the 1950’s in the Western Hemisphere and the slim fit Bandeau neckline dress is most definitely the one piece I am coveting the most.