In the fashion world there is never a pause. New trends continue to occur like theres no tomorrow and it's the same with fashion week. Recently there was London Fashion Week and before that we had New York Fashion week. From 19th-25th September it was time for Milan to show us what they've got. Many celebrities attended, of course, such as Elizabeth Hurley, Leona Lewis, Kate Moss and Jedward (yes you heard right!)
I visited Milan in June and as it is known for being fashion capital I was surprised at how little fashion I saw. As their style is so different to British trends, the Italians probably see our fashion in a similar way, ugly? I just didn't find jeans and black wedged trainers, ankle swinging jeans and red shiny trainers or a skirt with a huge teddy bear face on the front as ''stylish'?
Despite this, Italian designer brand Dolce & Gabbana didn't disappoint with their S/S13 range. Their collection featured a few similar items which were popular with many stars this past summer - bralet and high-waisted short/skirt two pieces. The pieces were bright and summery, many striped with a huge variety of colours which the Guardian described as 'colourful and folksy'. Their collection is named: 'Sea, Sun and Love'. Dresses, jackets, blouses and knicker shorts mainly consisted of a bold, wide stripe pattern and were paired with sandals either flat or wedge, keeping it simple yet summery. Many other pieces were patterned with Sicilian Folk Art, coloured in bright blues and reds. D&G, Sicilian based designers, are starting to change my perception of Italy and their fashion trends.
The Guardian reported that designer Domencio Dolce, who designs with Stefano Gabbana, said the collection was based on the idea of glamorous holidays in Sicily. This is a collection I can see being a big hit next summer, what do you think? I'm counting on you high street!
By Roxii Hoare-Smith - Fashion Writer for A-SHU.CO.UK.