MFW, Women’s A/W 2014 – #bestinshow

In #bestinshow, ART & FASHION, Features, HOME by Figgy Guyver

#bestinshow is a feature in which Prancing Through LIFE contributors collate their five favourite collections from New York, London, Paris and Milan each season. This week occasional Roksanda Illincic intern, Holly Wignall, singles out her favourite looks from Milan. From DSquared2 to Moschino – the season made for quite an eclectic mix.

1. DSquared2

DsquaredWith the setting of a psychiatric ward and the tagline ‘Welcome to the Fashion Victim Unit’, the DSquared2 show made its mark before a single model stepped foot on the runway. Luckily the fashion was conversation-worthy too. The duo sent a myriad of 60s-style mini dresses, over-sized sunglasses and luxurious evening gowns stomping down the catwalk, all supported by a selection of animal print.  If I am ever committed, lock me in here.

2. Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & GabbanaThe backdrop of a fairytale forest could not have provided a more whimsical surrounding for this enchanting collection.  We were presented with Sicilian knights, princess-worthy gowns, along with chic, sexy, and often sheer, silhouettes made for the evil-stepmother in us all.  With a finale consisting of Little Red Riding Hood and the most bejewelled army I’ve ever seen, Dolce & Gabbana managed to create one of the best collections of the season.

3. Fendi:

FendiWell the Fendi show confirmed that big, fat, furry hoods are back and, as someone living in Scotland, I could not be happier.  Karl Lagerfeld offered us an array of voluminous coats all adorned with fur, as was the newest addition to Fendi’s Little Monsters, the mini Karl that opened and closed the show dangling from a finger of a certain Miss Delevigne. ‘But who would actually wear this?’ I hear you ask.  Me, that’s who.  I want it. And I want it now.

4. Moschino:

MoschinoIf anyone’s going to attempt to glamourise fast food for the fashion industry, it’s Jeremy Scott. His first runway collection for Moschino was always going to be one to watch and with outfits inspired by McDonalds and Spongebob along with other American junk food brands, it certainly lived up to the hype. It was a parody of our consumerist society at its best. Although I’m not sure Ronald McDonald will be trading in his clownsuit any time soon.

5. Versace:

VersaceThis was Donatella, yet again, reminding us all how much we love her – not that she needed too.  The models owned the catwalk with feline-esque make-up, Bardot ‘dos and cat-eye sunglasses. This alongside thigh high boots and mini dresses in an autumnal palette of teal and burgundy with the occasional burst of cobalt made for quite the Versace collection.  From start to finish it was 60s, sophisticated, and seriously sexy.

So there we have it – five of the best collections of MFW, Women’s A/W 2014.

Holly Wignall

Holly Wignall is a student at the University of Edinburgh. She studies History and Spanish. When not at university she often finds herself interning for Roksanda Illincic. In other Holly info she believes that Tom Ford peaked in the 90s and that if Hogwarts existed and she were a witch – she’d have been in Ravenclaw. Part of Holly still believes that Hogwarts exists.

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