Milan Fashion Week SS15: 15 must-have accessories from the runway
Arm, feet, and head candy
Accessories – something that you just can't leave the house without, and now that Milan Fashion Week is over, we can stop pining over extravagant eveningwear and clothes that we might not get a chance to wear everyday, and start looking at the handbags, shoes and jewellery, which we need to get our hands on. Stat.
From Fendi's new handbags to Dolce and Gabbana's statement earrings, Buro 24/7 shines a spotlight on fifteen new accessories that are on our wishlist...
With her relaxed, Greco-Roman-inspired collection, Alberta Ferreti didn't just revive fringe, suede and maxi dresses, she also channeled her inner Greek goddess in the footwear department. Creating blush pink and white heeled sandals that had leather straps, which wrapped around models calves until the knee.
As Alessandro Del Aqua unveiled a grungy/chic collection for SS15, his choice of shoe surprised us all. Models were not wearing biker boots or Dr.Marten's but a beautiful shoe that was more like a piece of clothing in itself, as models elegantly walked down the runway in Duchesse mules which were tied in big bows to one side.
The 1970s seemed to be a huge source of inspiration this season for many designers, including Max Mara who did its own floral and youthful version of the bucket hat. Which has made its way on to our wishlist for SS15.
The use of fringe made a lot of headlines this week at MFW, with a variety of designers celebrating the flower power theme, Salvatore Ferragamo infused it into its handbags, with a sleek, modern, bendable clutch decorated with fringe sides.
These boots were definitely made for walking – resembling footwear that a forest ranger or hunter would wear – Etro created its own super stylish version, featuring brown and lilac suede fringe and criss-crossing string.
Jeremy Scott fulfilled every woman's childhood dream this week, as he debuted a Barbie-themed capsule collection filled with hearts, the colour pink, blonde hair and rhinestones. However, there was one model in particular who stood out, and she didn't walk the runway she glided upon it sporting a white pair of youthful skates with pink wheels.
With streetwear becoming a more present theme in fashion, everyday wearability among clothes and accessories is now a must. And chanelling this ethos was Italian fashion house Versace, who debuted a chic new handbag which serves as an organiser as well a stylish accessory, with external pockets and pouches that can hold more than one iPhone 6, a lipstick and a pen.
For the SS15 season, Miuccia Prada created a collection that was an infusion of Western flair and craftsmanship – think Little House on the Prairie meets the future. Creating an innocent 60s vibe throughout, feet were strapped into chunky clog-like shoes that featured a silk heel, worn with knee-high socks.
Another variation on the theme of Greek antiquity, Puglisi presented high black leather sandals which were strappy and studded, and that elegantly reached the knee.
Dolce & Gabbana
Inspired by the Spanish influence on Sicily, the Italian duo's latest collection was a sea of red and black, sacred hearts and gold. As clothes were ornate and beautiful, so were the accessories. Standing out especially, was a gold crown that featured small rubies, and opulent chandelier-style earrings that had sacred hearts, and red horns (The Corno) hanging from them.
Taking its cues from Japanese culture and stylish sportswear... Marni's new sandals were born. Like a futuristic Geisha, the shoes were made up of chunky bright straps and thick wedged heels, and suede soles.
Using fabrics such as classic black and white tweed, snakeskin and turquoise blue linen, Ermanno Scervino served up some quirky accessories on his SS15 runway, as models clutched woven takeaway-style boxes in their hands.
There are a lot of ways for one to tie a scarf around their head, but for Missoni's latest collection, the Italian fashion house chose the elegant wrapping of a turban. Creating a relaxed yet modern day twist to the classic accessory, the head scarves went from a cotton neon green print to a silk beige print.
With a show titled 'Sand' it was clear that Giorgio Armani was going to take us on a magical journey to a new land filled with craftsmanship and exquisite detail, which is precisely what he did. Shimmering and shaking, Armani created a bewejelled messenger bag, which elegantly hung across the model's torso, while structured spherical neck pieces provided a sense of solid rhythm for the sparkling collection.
Large bags, mini bags, and furry keychains were prominent in Fendi's latest accessory range, however, this time the Italian fashion house went for a tropical approach with vibrant orchid prints and alligator skin zippers.