Moments from Milan

One of the fashion capitals of the world,

and right now the semi-annual extravaganza has some of the worlds most renowned and sought after designers showcasing the look we'll be chasing for Spring/Summer 2014.

We've collated some of the best runway moments from our very favourite shows this past week for you viewing pleasure.

Well who would've known dressing your models up in lampshade silhouettes and flower pot hats could ever look so good? Dean and Dan, the DSquared2 designers - that's who.
Hemlines were sky-high with curves galore - only emphasised by tiny waistlines and that 1940s swimwear vibe.

Sheer beauty is what Karl Lagerfeld created with his latest collection for the label, beauty with a sharp edge and laser cut layers. What could have been an extremely hard-edged collection was well softened with layered spectrums of colour and beautiful lightweight organza.

With more prints and colours in a lone look than some designers included in entire collections it's jungle fever, plaid on acid, neon houndstooth and an orgy of floral in one.
And somehow it just works so well... maybe because of the current black and white trend we're enduring for Summer, or maybe it's just my penchant for standing out in the crowd.
But Just Cavalli demands attention, and we're fully immersed.

With a fresh young designer at the helm, Iceberg seems to have the creative direction it needs to bring something truly worthy to the table. Japanese pop culture influences and clean cut lines brought the collection together and although there's still a way to go the label shows promise, remember almost 90% of the iceberg is hidden below the water.

Polished jewel hues, intricate embellished detailing, satin and neoprene walking hand-in-hand. The ever-popular cocoon shoulder was taken to t-shirts and highly polished silk shorts and skirts cinched with brown leather belts.
A show of contradictions, and how we love contradictions.

Surprise, Surprise that Sicily made an appearance in yet another D&G collection. Ancient ruins, golden coins and almond blossom flowers mixed and matched to create a show that could take from soft and ethereal to strong and overindulgent in a heartbeat and then mix the two together to create something entirely different again.

There's always that one show where I just want to take everything home to keep in my closet. This was that show.
It was so close to being a truly what-the-f#@k show, what with the bondage, palm trees and ball skirts, but Puglisi is an artist, and so he pulled it all together perfectly.

Sure there are always other great shows, the simple elegance of Trussardi amongst them. However these were the true stand outs in the crowd, they stood up, grabbed our attention and presented nothing less than mind-blowing fashion.

xx Elle

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