Milan

MFW FW20: Versace and Trussardi

Concluding our coverage of Milan Fashion Week, we’re taking a look back our favorite details from the Fall/Winter 2020 collections presented by Versace and Trussardi.

Created for the wearer who aims only to please one’s self, Versace’s Fall/Winter 2020 designs exuded power and confidence in all aspects. Loud prints like saturated florals and a psychedelic take on a zebra pattern were layered and mismatched—seen in looks like a body-con dress worn over a form-fitted mock neck top. Classic styles like double-breasted blazers and strapless mini dresses were updated with structured shoulders and sculptural lines. Subtle undertones from preppy, collegiate styles shown through in striped cardigans worn over collared blouses, plaid skirts with a structural hem, and a blazer dresses in plaid. The collection also featured a selection of formal attire and evening gowns, of which our favorite was a hot pink pant suit with a black blazer, a green beaded gown with embellished straps and an abstracted Versace “V,” and a white gown with slits that revealed a striped underlayer. Each look was styled with a pair of heels or boots—like a pair of rainboots with exaggerated souls, or a platform Mary Jane in red, gray, and green—and accompanied by accessories of matching handbags, gloves, or statement eyewear.

Trussardi invited Ilenia Durazzi to reinterpret the house’s codes and offer her own take on femininity. Employing a no-frills approach, the collection featured elegant, sophisticated garments that could be worn daily, with the inclusion of pieces easily elevated for formal occasions—like a silky slip dress in rust or an army green pant suit with a plunging neckline. Fluid silhouettes allowed for comfort and ease of movement, while tailoring recalled masculine styles like a double-breasted dress in brown, or a suit in gray tweed, worn with leather riding boots. Details we loved included the subtle quilting seen on dresses and outerwear, the selection of the trunk-reminiscent mini bags, and accessories like a greyhound-buckle belt and scrunched leather gloves.

 

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