Milan Fashion Week: Day 1 & 2

The Looks We Loved From MFW 2016 Day 1 & 2

Another week of shows begin Wednesday afternoon with a new collection from Alessandro Michele for Gucci, the onetime accessories designer hailed as the man with the Midas touch for his role in a turnaround of fortunes for the Italian luxury powerhouse owned by Kering. Alessandro Michele’s latest Gucci collection opened like a box of confections, full of frothy surprises. The collection showed, long diaphanous dresses flowed from an embroidered silk asymmetrical off-the-shoulder bodice or finished in a boa rainbow. Ruffles were no longer only an accoutrement but the very architecture of the looks, from a tiered black ruffle and lace number with Michele’s trademark snake winding up the neckline, to a layered red ruffled cape.

“This season I said, Fausto, don’t be afraid. Do what you like,” the designer said backstage. “In the end I like classic women, sexy women, conservative women, strong women, independent women, outrageous women. I like all women.”

Puglisi unites the collection with his graphic sense, bold color blocks and prints, and an eye for silhouettes, pairing a stiff, flouncy skirt that screams fun with a laid-back baseball jacket, or tucking preppy cable knits into high-leather miniskirts.

Belle Epoque era, Peter Dundas’ latest collection for Roberto Cavalli remains rooted in the rock’n’roll ’60s and ’70s.

The languid looks were strong on glamour and workmanship, from the ephemeral sheer beaded evening dresses in pale shades to the colorful patchwork fur coats worthy of any rock star: art nouveau meets Janis Joplin.

Let’s have a look at the designer’s collections.

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