Mila Schön Spring / Summer 2012 Featured

Women's Fashion Show Review from the Milan Runway

by 24 September 2011

Next spring’s clothing trends from Mila Schön are all about bright natural colours, geometric shapes and stylized flowers. The real Mila Schön would have been happy to see her fashion legacy live on in this new collection designed by the label’s Creative Director Bianca Maria Gervasio.

Smiles seemed to be infectious throughout the crowd at Milan's Circolo Filologico as rhythmic, precisely cut, colourful, light and patterned pieces came down the runway donned by fresh faced models in teased ponytails. Backstage there was an undeniable sense of excitement over the clothes, fun, flirty and full of personality. Much like their designer who was gracious and beaming before the show's start.

We liked that hair & makeup kept the models simple because it showed just how lovely the clothes make the woman, even with the most basic of touch ups and up dos.

In fashion today, it seems like every label is trying to recapture the charm and mod flair a past 20th century decade – here we actually saw that work with a late sixties, early seventies inspiration in mini dresses, wide-legged pants and long gypsy dresses done in sunshine yellows, bright mandarin oranges, lime greens along with pale tones that are iconic of the era like coral and blue.Our favourites were the range of groovy geometric prints on dresses, shirts and pants that Gervasio designed based on Spanish tile designs and kaleidoscope mosaic effects. Multi-coloured pleats on pants and skirts were also show highlights – a fan effect of brown and yellow strips interchanged with one another to create a stunning effect when put in motion.

For accessories we loved the cute headbands, they added a touch of party girl to the ensemble and of course the Mila Double Clutch (an iconic piece) that is revisited this season in nappa leather with a metallic gold closure and encased within a multicoloured envelope silhouette. Definitely a hit for Spring/Summer 2012!

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