Ready To Wear – Milan Fashion Week

The ready to wears of fall/winter 2019/20 continues with Milan, where top luxury brands that missed the men’s fashion week such Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, and the much awaited Gucci, brightens up the stages.

Here are some trends we’ve identified.

Odd Piece

Top: Giorgio Armani, Act N.1, Calcaterra
Bottom: Benetton, Bottega Veneta, Gucci

Experiments with asymmetrical cuts for tops are everywhere this year. We were starting to think it’s the Kim Jones effect, but it went further than suit or dress jackets with vests, sweaters even regular shirts getting the unusual treatment.

Larger Than Life

Top: Bottega Veneta, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo
Bottom: Gucci, Benetton, Act N.1

Yes, oversized winterwear for fall/winter may be on the brink of being outdated anytime soon. Yet who would have thought that the large outers could still make a presence on the Milan shows – ranging from coats, jackets, sweaters and puffers.

Casual Autumn

Top: Giorgio Armani, Benetton, Byblos
Bottom: Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci

And like we said earlier, the jackets this season have gotten back into size. A notable trend we noticed were casual style jackets like bombers and varsities, that are combined with subdued monotoned pants. The contrast made them stand out, working the autumn look well.

Bottom Print

Top: Benetton, Missoni, Iceberg
Bottom: Roberto Cavalli, Cividini, Gucci

If bold and eccentric prints were the hype in recent seasons, this time it slides down to the pants. Interesting motifs from striking abstracts, colorful contrasts, or reinterpretation of classic patterns (houndstooth or tartan) made this a happier fall/winter in Milan.

Light My Fire

Top: Angel Chen, Roberto Cavalli, Marni
Bottom: Gucci, Missoni, Salvatore Ferragamo

Not surprisingly, the red trend from Milan’s men’s fashion week earlier continued here – but with more variations. Bright red or dark maroon suits are money, but striking neon hoodies or leather coats that would make Michael Jackson proud also lit up the runways.

Snuggle Weather

Top: Giorgio Armani, Benetton, Cividini
Bottom: Ermanno Scervino, Iceberg, Bottega Veneta

Of course the collections prepare for a chilly weather, and many brands interpret this by making slim fitted sweatshirts. These pieces gave a much cleaner, classy, preppy and effortless look in an already essential seasonal style.

Also read: What We Learned from Milan Men’s Fashion Week