Milan Fashion Week is upon us, as well and booking cars, planes, hotel rooms and checking you’ve got invitations to all the shows and parties, its also time to pack. And as usual, the dilemma ensues: a wardrobe full of clothes and nothing to wear? Let us here at Swide help you.
Whether you’re on or off the runway, Milan turns into a veritable catwalk during fashion week, and you mustn’t ever, be caught off guard. Here are 7 looks that will guarantee you’re at the height of fashion whatever you do!
Front row magic- fashion week is, primarily about the fashion shows. So make sure you are notices in a blue xiangao coat with matching blue chiffon leopard print mini bag. Contrast with floral tapestry print boots which will make you look as glam as the models strutting on the catwalks.
Working lunch- fashion week is as much about networking as it is about the latest collections. Choose a gathered tapestry print bodycon shift dress with puff sleeves for that all-important lunch with that world-renowned editor.
The after after-show party- Milan is full of trendy clubs which become raided by the usual suspects during fashion week. You ready to go dance next to models and mingle with designers? This mini cherub print dress, mixed with tapestry print booties is ladylike but also fun.
Downtime- sometimes during these 6 days of fashion madness we have some downtime, some time to spend on ourselves. So whether you’re heading out for a spot of shopping or retreating to a spa for some RnR, make sure you’re always looking at your best. A needlepoint rose jumper, the ubiquitous tapestry print and a pair of tweed bermudas are both comfortable and über trendy.
The fashion party- fashion week sees the launch of new magazines, or parties to celebrate existing ones, and lets face it, they’re always a good excuse to wear your favourite dress. Opt for a lace and velvet prom dress with lace applications and you’ll be voted homecoming queen from the moment you enter the room.
Celebrity interview- so you’ve managed to bag yourself a few minutes alone with the latest heartthrob, the talk of the town, but what to wear for the interview? Opt for a demure caramel coloured gallon lace dress, a mini Sicily bag (enough for your dictaphone and lippy) and a pair of elegant lace boots.
Buying appointment or pres re-see- Once the shows are over its time to get into the swing of things and where the real work begins. Whether you’re a buyer at a buying appointment or a journalist going to a re-see to catch the details of the collections, demure and understated is best. A caped coat with full skirt and timeless Sicily bag are your companions for when the going gets tough and the tough get going.
Accessories go a long way into finishing off a look! Whether you want gold embroidery, needlepoint or romatic roses, make sure you always think of your accessories before leaving the house.
Styled by: Yuri Ahn
Written by: Valentina Zannoni