Milan Fashion Week is over and it’s time to evaluate the Italian fashion capital’s street style. I have seen some of the best and some of the worst outfits. For once I am going to point the finger at those people that decided to go for the motto ‘more is good’ than ‘less is more’, leaving me often speechless. New York fashion week taught us how to cover up with -20˚C and still look stunning, Milan instead taught us the usual lesson: in between season you never know what to put on. This got fashionistas, celebrities and editors confused on what to pull out of their wardrobes, leading to a mix and match of accessorize and garments, that together made absolutely NO sense.
For once I was a bit worried that we Italians had forgotten our sense of style. It looked like Italians have transitioned from the traditional idea of simplicity (which we used to do well) to the idea that maybe excess is the road to success. I have seen many things during this fashion week, from fluffy multiple coloured sweaters, to bright socks sticking out of heels, glittery squared sunglasses, to outfits covered in fringes, concluding with latex trousers. Am I out of fashion, or is fashion street style getting out of hand? Can it be considered normal that now these people get more attention than what is actually happening inside the shows? Is these people’s intentions to shock the street style photographers to get major attention, forgetting what they are actually putting on?
One thing I have learnt from this MFW: I am still faithful to the school that less is more. I am very classic and structural, love simplicity, straight lines and cuts, but still search for modern details.