When I put together part 1 of my favorite spring 2015 RTW runway looks London Fashion Week had just ended, which means I hadn’t seen Milan or Paris Fashion Week yet. Guess what I found while reviewing Milan and Paris? Yes, more black and white. And yes, a lot more nipple. More sheer, more green, more high leg slits, and more sportswear inspired pieces. Did I mention nipple? Maybe I’m not used to seeing so much nipple but I have to admit that I’m a huge fan of sheer. I find it incredibly sexy but at the same time I’m not about to go all out Rihanna style. But I digress, Milan and Paris had so much beauty and big name designers that I love: Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Saint Laurent and yet none of them are seen here. Why? I guess I was drawn to collections that were romantic and tend to prefer the fall/winter collections of the designers listed above.
For New York and London there was a clear 60s and 70s vibe, but Milan and Paris had a lot of 90s shapes. This meant that a few designers brought back gems from that decade, like pastel suit separates. However, there were also a few undeserved comebacks, like oversized blazers that I would love to burn in a nice big trashcan.
But what did I really fall in love with from the Milan and Paris collections? The graphic prints and florals that were all over the place. From bold to artistic. Ok, you can give me crap about being super obvious and loving florals for spring, but settle down because what I love about these florals is that they weren’t typical. They were rain-forest inspired, 90s Drew Barrymore inspired, and often used as appliqué accents instead of the main focus. These pieces are great examples of why I’ll never give up my love of florals.
Just Cavalli Spring 2015 RTW – This gorgeous green and blue dress features one of the many high slits seen at fashion week.
Bluemarine Spring 2015 RTW – These are quite possibly the most beautiful florals I’ve seen. They’re reminiscent of Eden, which I suppose is appropriate for a collection named “In Bloom”.
Luisa Beccaria Spring 2015 RTW – While a daisy print might remind me of the 90s, the rest of the collection is perfect for a boudoir, or maybe a private garden where one can walk about in breezy chiffon robes.
Isabel Marant Spring 2015 RTW – Warrior wear. If that doesn’t peek your interest then this is not the collection for you. Graphic prints were abundant but the focus was on the fringe elements from tassels to pleated obi belts.
Giamba Spring 2015 RTW – Polka dot tights were seen throughout, but this graphic upside down peacock and floral print was by far my favorite of this collection.
Valentino Spring 2015 RTW – Structured coats with pert, round collars paired with gladiator sandals is something I’d never think to put together but based off this one look I’m already game.
Valentin Yudashkin Spring 2015 RTW – Anyone getting married next year? Because this is one dreamy gown. The rest of the collection felt 90s California with pastels and casual workwear pieces but very well fitted.
photos via: style.com