Sheer fabrics, delicate frills, luxurious lace demonstrated at Alberta Ferretti, Dolce & Gabbana and Philosophy showcased skilled craftsmanship. Sheer is an absolute essential for getting dressed this season. Sheer panel like at Emilio Pucci are predicted to be a hit on the red carpet. Sheer with strategically placed embellishments at Versace and Francesco Scognamiglio are also great evening looks.
Sustaining the 70s theme, stripes were a perfect choice for fashion week to emanate this. Stripes do not spend too long off runway, they keep returning and each instance, there's new twist, whether it be on fur like at Marni, one-sided at Missoni or monotone at Salvatore Ferragamo, AW15 earn their stripes again.
Bewear your grandma's carpets and chintzy floral curtains are no longer safe from becoming fashion victims of this trend. Antonio Marras set the tone for this by having models walked onto matching carpet prints. Very wintery and very Milan. Designers like Just Cavalli and Alberta Ferretti took a more folklore print approach while Etro and Stella Jean look a more ethnic inspiration.
Pleating is versatile technique to manipulate fabrics to achieve different looks. Gucci and Luisa Beccaria are making geek looks oh-so-chic with pleated skirt paired with sheer blouse and beret. Robertta Cavalli creates daring cut-outs with pleated gowns while Salvatore Ferragamo softens a structured leather dress with pleating.