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Milan Fashion Week Faves

Milan Fashion Week Faves

Paris fashion week is in full swing, therefore fashion month is nearly over.  While the editors and buyers push through the final days of a busy, exciting and exhausting month, we're taking a minute to look back at our Milan Fashion Week favorites. 

Unlike New York Fashion Week, there doesn't seem to be a clear trend running through all the collections, which makes for more interesting viewing and a more versatile closet come Fall.

Les Copains:

They got the 70's memo at Les Copains, with lots of flared wool trousers and billowy chiffon blouses.  But this collection is far from boho - with oversized jewels and luxe fabrics - it's glamorous, like 70's icon Bianca Jagger.

Max Mara:

Never one to disappoint when it comes to outerwear, this collection from Max Mara is full of luxurious and oversized wool, fur and quilted winter coats referencing Marilyn Monroe and 1950's glamour.  The theme is taken even further with cat eye glasses, beautiful wool wiggle skirts and oversized sweaters.  The tasseled loafers are both on theme and modern at the same time.

M Missoni:

Shanghai and it's bright lights and late nights was the inspiration for the latest collection from M Missoni.  As usual, it's youthful and colorful with a strong use of Missoni knits.  We can see the Asian flare through the use vibrant colors and traditional Chinese details.

Piazza Sempione:

Totally modern and totally beautiful, the Fall collection from Piazza is full of clean lines and a balance of neutral and rich colors.  The influence of the fine art world can be seen in the sleek styling and painterly prints.

Once again we're feeling inspired and invigorated by the Fall collections and we're eager to see what Victoria and Haley have in store for us here!

XO
Mercantile

NY Fashion Week Faves

NY Fashion Week Faves

New York Fashion Week has come and gone and suddenly we've found ourselves jonesing for Fall fashions all over again.  While Victoria and Haley and the rest of the team are in New York making their picks for the store, we're tiding ourselves over with the runway images.  

It looks like most designers are feeling nostalgic for the 70's - whether its boho, mod, disco or preppy - it's the vibe for Fall 2015.  There's also a hint of the 90's mixed in, as seen in the grunge era layers and techy fabrics.  

DVF:

Diane is going back to her Studio 54 days with this latest collection and staying true to her roots there's more than one take on the wrap dress. 

Nicole Miller: 

We have a longstanding love affair with Nicole Miller and her dresses at Mercantile.  When in doubt, a Nicole Miller dress will make you feel sexy, sophisticated and party ready.  

Joie:

Sophisticated-boho is the vibe happening at Joie this season.  Lots of suede, chiffon and layered knits for a modern take on California haute-hippy.

RED Valentino:

There's a fun combination of 60's mod, 70's disco and 90's grunge happening this season at RED Valentino.  

Rag & Bone:

It's all 90's all the time at Rag & Bone.  A startling combo of baby doll slip dresses, athletic fabrics and suiting makes this collection the most unexpected of the group.

Frame Denim:

The concise collection has a touch of 70's school girl yet it feels totally new and fresh with denim silhouettes we've never really seen before.  They've also expanded the collection to include non denim items and we're especially excited about the use of suede.

It's inspiring to see what the designers envision for the upcoming seasons, thinking ahead helps us fight of the February gloom.  As for what we get in the store come august, you'll just have to wait and see! 

XO
Mercantile