Milan designers: Summer fashion should be fun
MILAN (AP) - The looks were sheer and the message for next summer from Milan was crystal clear: Fashion should be fun.
Many designers showing spring-summer collections during Milan Fashion Week made prominent use of sheer fabrics. But rather than being straight-out sexy, the effect was often an optical illusion, giving the eye more to feast on, not less.
At Missoni, a form-fitting tube dress in the label's trademark patterns was worn under a voluminous sheer organza dress, while Blugirl layered sheer over sheer, creating a romantic effect without really covering up.
Prints and graphic motifs popped up all over, with cheery floral patterns the most ubiquitous. Colour was important, with apricot, sea foam green, powder pink, blues and earth tones as the background. White and black are perennials, but no longer dominate the show.