MINIMAL FASHION | 27 September 2015

Milan FW: classic tailoring, colors & prints for SS16

Milan fashion week isn’t over yet, but unfortunately for me it is so I thought I’d wrap it up for you guys as well (we’ll just ignore the last day collectively). It was a crazy week: I flew to Milan on Wednesday, gave a presentation for the Joint Research Center on Tuesday and flew back Friday. Meanwhile I was feeling the love for tissues more and more as I got sicker and sicker. Bah, hate when that happens! Just before I left for Milan my boyfriend got sick and I did everything I could to avoid getting sick myself, a.k.a. I pretty much avoided any contact (I introduced separate salad bowls and a pack on the cheek was the highlight of the day). And it was all for nothing… Ah well, luckily I can see the rest of Milan fashion week from my computer screen with a shitload of vitamin C pills.

A more detailed report of my time in Milan will follow soon, but for now I’d like to share some highlights of the SS16 collections. I’ll be implementing these 4 things to my wardrobe:
1. Classic tailoring with unexpected details
2. Yellow & burned orange have never looked this good
3. Light layers and white tones for Spring ’16
4. Full on prints, from abstract patterns to flowers

Classic tailoring

Looking sophisticated while avoiding being too predictable. Think ton-sur-ton dressing, bell sleeves and unexpected layering (blazer over blouse dress).

Pops of color

Add warm yellow tones or burned orange accessories. Or if you’re bold enough: try the Jill Sander look with a yellow coat and black rope belt.

Light layers

All white for a new Spring season isn’t anything we haven’t seen before. But the classic and romantic styling somehow feels like a breath of fresh air.

Full on prints

Any print will do coming Spring. Don’t feel restricted and go all out with nature inspired prints.