Milan Fashion Week started yesterday with a grand entrance that tells us Italy has a lot in store for us next fall. Gucci started the morning with a mod 1960s-inspired collection filled with pastels, shearling, animal-spot pony hair and snakeskin boots. The cotton candy-colored collection isn’t your standard cluster of fall hues, but we’re already drooling over the pale pink moto jacket and powder blue shearling coat.
If you’re more for “bright colors in the summer and dark colors in the fall,” you’d appreciate Alberta Ferretti’s nature-inspired collection. It’s no surprise that the designer lives in a small forest as she delivered designs featuring feathers and a green shades, like a moss colored chunky sweater. Another designer who looked outside for inspiration was Fausto Puglisi. The still fairly new Italian designer produced his usual colorful and embroidered pieces in a technicolor theme with the Statue of Liberty making special appearances on a few tops. Like any other fashion week opener, not many collections premiered yesterday, but we’re excited for what’s to come.