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MFW SS24: Luxury fabrics and trims

By Jayne Mountford


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Milan Fashion Week ss24/main image Credits: Milan Fashion Week ss24//Launchmetrics Spotlight

Milan Fashion Week for ss24 ran from September 19 to September 25, 2023. Among the runway shows from storied houses were a few debut performances. The most talked-about being that of Sabato De Sarno at Gucci , where the designer delivered a mostly commercial collection of wearable clothing using a series of luxurious fabrics and trims. It was a theme that ran through the majority of the Milan shows, including leather, shine, sheers and fringe.

1) Like butter

Designers mostly favored smooth leathers for a variety of silhouettes including dresses, coats, skirts and pants.

Aigner: designer, Christian Beck

Aigner ss24/ look 27 Credits: Aigner ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look 27: a tan leather dress with a boatneck and ¾ sleeves; an asymmetrically designed skirt with pleats.

Bottega Veneta: designer, Matthieu Blazy

Bottega Veneta ss24/ look 20 Credits: Bottega Veneta ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look 20: a long-sleeved red and tan leather layered dress with a cowl neck and fringes.

Etro: designer, Marco De Vincenzo

Etro ss24/ look 9 Credits: Etro ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look 9: a form-fitting floor-length black leather skirt with inserts and a center seam, shown with a black devore long sleeved top.

Bally: designer, Simone Bellotti

Bally ss24/ look 28 Credits: Bally ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look 28: a short red leather coat over a blue top and red and black plaid mini skirt with center ruffle. Accessories included a blue baseball cap, long black boots and a red handbag.

Ferragamo: designer, Maximilian Davis

Ferragamo ss24/ look 8 Credits: Ferragamo ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look 8: a dark green leather suit with a form-fitting two-button jacket and narrow ankle-length pants. Gold hoop earrings, a patent handbag and brown ankle strap sandals completed the look.

2) Inside Out

The use of sheer fabrics to highlight feminine curves has been a prominent theme running through the collections for ss24, not just in Milan but also the other major fashion cities.

Antonio Marras

Antonio Marras ss24/ look 8 Credits: Antonio Marras ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look 8: a draped beige sheer chiffon one-shouldered gown trimmed with black and with a rose design, over a white corset and black underwear.

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce Gabbana ss24/ look 8 Credits: Dolce Gabbana ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look 8: a sheer black long-sleeved, full-skirted dress with seams, ove4r thigh-high boots, a black clutch and a black hat with a chiffon scarf.

Alberta Ferretti

Alberta Ferretti ss24/ look 29 Credits: Alberta Ferretti ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look 29: a white cotton lace long dress with a halter neck and long sleeves and white strappy sandals.

Ermanno Scervino: designers, Ermanno Daelli and Toni Scervino

Ermanno Scervino ss24/ look 2 Credits: Ermanno Scervino ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look 2: a sheer white floor-length dress with a pin-tucked bodice and a flounce over a sparkling silver bra top and boy-style briefs. A straw bag and white sandals completed the look.


Sportmax ss24/ Look 24 Credits: Sportmax ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look 24: a sheer lilac fitted shirt and matching midi skirt with a center seam. Accessories included a silver handheld bag and white sandal- boots.

3) Surface interest

Rendered in gold and silver, many looks glistened and gleamed on the runways of Milanese designers this season.

Genny: designer, Gabriele Colangelo

Genny ss24/ look 25 Credits: Genny ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look 25: a rose gold colored knit vest with a deep vee front and a matching mid-length skirt. A leather tote bag, belt and sandals in the same color and a gold cuff completed the look.

Elisabetta Franchi

Elisabetta Franchi ss24/ look 5 Credits: Elisabetta Franchi ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look 5: a long and narrow silver sequined slip dress with black motorbike boots.

Diesel: designer, Glenn Martens

Diesel ss24/ look 55 Credits: Diesel ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look 55: a high-rise leotard and leggings with underwear outlines in a shiny stretch rub off fabric. Accessories included a pink quilted bag and shiny sneakers.

Luisa Beccaria

Luisa Beccaria ss24/ look 15 Credits: Luisa Beccaria ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look 15: a floor-length silver sequined dress with straps and a self-belt worn with sandals.

Blumarine: designer, Nicola Brognano

Blumarine ss24/ look 1 Credits: Blumarine ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look 1: a strapless bustier with a butterfly and a matching below-the-knee skirt in shiny gold leather, accessorized with two belts, also embellished with butterflies along with earrings and sandals.

4) Fringe festival

Fringe has been by far the most popular trim this season in all the major fashion cities and Milan designers used it liberally as well.

Bottega Veneta: designer, Matthieu Blazy

Bottega Veneta ss24/ look 43 Credits: Bottega Veneta ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look 43: a dress with cut-out shoulders and a woven bodice with two layers of blue and white fringe. Accessories included a white handheld bag and black sandals.

Gucci: designer, Sabato De Sarno

Gucci ss24/ look 21 Credits: Gucci ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look 21: an acid green gabardine coat with long sparkling fringe over a grey rib knit shirt and burgundy shorts. Larger gold earrings and burgundy patent point toe pumps accessorized the look.

Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein ss24/ look 41 Credits: Philipp Plein ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look 41: a short yellow dress with a deep vee neck embellished with very long fringe. Accessories included a large link chain necklace, a novelty bag and gold platform sandals with an ankle strap.

Tom Ford: designer, Peter Hawkings

Tom Ford ss24/ look 8 Credits: Tom Ford ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look 8: a strapless mini dress in black with a leather trim and gold clasp embellished with three layers of fringe; accessorized by black cuffs, sunglasses and sandals.


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Prada: designers, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons

Prada ss24/ look 13 Credits: Prada ss24/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Look 13: a black shirt with green and white floral printed fringe; grey shorts under a silver metal knee length overlay and two belts. Other accessories included a handheld bag, black socks and lace-up shoes.

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