Spring 2018 Milan Fashion Week Trend Italian Stripes

Versace Spring 2018 Milan Fashion Week Trend
Versace Spring 2018

Last week in Milan, stripes stole the crown from last season’s floral eruption as the most in demand print. The thin geometric design appeared on Versace suiting, on vintage-inspired Marni knitwear and added athletic vigour to the gym kit ready designs of Plein Sport.

Spring 2018 Milan Fashion Week Trend: Stripes in many guises

Marni Spring 2018 Milan Fashion Week Trend
Marni Spring Summer 2018: soft suiting in folding stripes

Lost and found stripes: Marni Spring 2018

In the autumn of 2016, Francesco Risso was appointed creative director of Marni. Spring / Summer 2018 marked the designer second collection for the Milan based brand established by Consuelo Castiglioni. Rich in narrative, Risso imagined the many adventure of a daydreaming young man. Exploring his surroundings, Rissos fantasy hero tries and road-tests items of clothing he has come across – from an odd-fitting office-worker’s suit in grey and blue, mis-aligned striped fabric  to trench-coats and safari jackets. On the beach, he dons 1920s inspired knitwear in naval stripes.

 

Marni Spring 2018 Milan Fashion Week Trend
Marni Spring Summer 2018 by the 1920s seaside

 

Earn your stripes: Plein Sport

Where Francesco Risso’s Marni stripes were part of an escapist fantasy, the second collection of Philipp Plein’s recently launched Plein Sport label were focused on core performance. Models walked a marathon runner’s track bordering a raised stage on which bare-chested athletes hit punching bags, cage-fighters engaged in high energy matches and gym-toned strippers circled poles. Plein’s stripes are equally body conscious. Black and white stripes form a band enhancing worked-out biceps, bent pink lines add a dash of colour to opaque black running leggings.

Plein Sport Spring 2018 Milan Fashion Week Trend
Plein Sport Spring 2018
Plein Sport Spring 2018 Milan Fashion Week Trend
Plein Sport Spring 2018
Plein Sport Spring 2018 Milan Fashion Week Trend
Plein Sport Spring 2018

 

Gianni’s stripes: Versace Spring 2018

Twenty years have passed since Gianni Versace’s premature death. To mark the occasion, Donatella Versace invited to the resplendent family palazzo on Milan’s via Gesu. It was a homecoming of sorts, as the period property surrounded by lush gardens used to be the regular Versace show location. The collection continued the celebration of all-things Versace. Pastel logo T-shirst recalled the house’s now infamous 1990s candy coloured campaigns; Rococo print silk shirts displayed the brand’s artistic virtuosity. The highlight was a growing of deconstructed tailored suits in dark pinstripe, a fabric long associated with Gianni Versace’s early work.

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Versace Spring 2018 Milan Fashion Week Trend
Versace Spring 2018
Versace Spring 2018 Milan Fashion Week Trend
Versace Spring 2018
Versace Spring 2018 Milan Fashion Week Trend
Versace Spring 2018 Milan Fashion Week Trend

 

Pop Art Stripes: Sunnei

Since its fashion week debut, young Milanese menswear brand brand Sunnei has made stripped fabric and prints one of its signature codes. For Spring / Summer 2018 the creative duo behind the brand Loris Messina and Simone Rizzo added blue and white striped details to white shirting; another outfit solely mixed and matched shorts, shirt and trainers with pop colour prints. A striped collegiate shirt – the print running in two different directions per sleeve – was worn with a  knitted sweater vest.

Sunnei Spring 2018 Milan Fashion Week Trend
Sunnei Milan Spring / Summer 2018
Sunnei Spring 2018 Milan Fashion Week Trend
Sunnei Milan Spring / Summer 2018
Sunnei Spring 2018 Milan Fashion Week Trend
Sunnei Milan Spring / Summer 2018
Sunnei Milan Spring / Summer 2018
Sunnei Milan Spring / Summer 2018Ve