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Pink might be a trend which emerged from Milan Fashion Week these past few days…but there’s more to SS16 than just that. Here’s an overview of the key luxury fashion shows from MFW. 

Men and women converged on the catwalk for Prada’s menswear show. The men’s loose tailoring was given sporty undertones as well as a certain geeky touch with disheveled styling, socks combined with short shorts and playful knitwear. Despite appearing alongside such striking looks, the womenswear, a kaleidoscope of colour and pattern, didn’t let itself be overshadowed: proof that girls and boys can share the spotlight.

We’d seen florals, a strong seventies echo and femininity in Gucci’s womenswear collections by new Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s – and all these attributes also came into play for the Spring/Summer 16 men’s collection. Flares, intricate floral motifs, copious amounts of lace created an exuberant collection, tempered by an underlying sentiment of melancholy. If his previous efforts hadn’t been enough to define his design aesthetic, this collection is certainly testimony to the new Gucci era.  
Etro credited the egg as the men’s collections main source of inspiration: a very conceptual starting point, which visually translated as a balance of the feminine and masculine. Light fabrics, elegant shapes and a soft colour palette infused Etro’s men’s SS16 collection with femininity. Dusty pink looks made for a strong opening statement, whilst the Etro’s trademark paisley pattern appeared throughout the collection. 

Salvatore Ferragamo
A catwalk of carpets and rugs was the stage for a sport lux collection at Salvatore Ferragamo. Tailoring and silks were paired with slip-ons, peaked caps and bold patterns in a collection that was infused with an urban feel for the dapper city gent.
If there’s one luxury fashion label that you’d expect to do pattern well, it’s Missoni. For Spring/Summer 2016 the Italian luxury fashion house presented a colourful collection consisting of juxtaposed pastel tones and relaxed shapes. Effortless, and oh-so Missoni!

With the last of the Milan shows having just come to a close, all eyes are now on the Paris-based luxury fashion labels for the next leg of the menswear fashion week marathon.