Literal translation were depict through colors mostly, not so much in form of werability or function for summer. Milan was overloaded with mesh, too much mesh. Clothes were looking too concrete on purpose rather than "running off to Hawaii" Prada said before the show.
To follow, Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana did jackets with heavy metallic and sequins embellishments. The only garment that could relate to summer was the y-fronts on Madonna's boy toy.
At Burberry, Christopher Bailey showed variety from crayon hues to chalky pastels. Tailored outers were slouchy and looking wilted-- in a good presentable way. Blazers unlined, puckering trenches seams evoked precipitousness but still was well executed.
Minimalists run the risk of under-designing-- And I couldn't agree more. The much anticipated Jil Sander Collection was unsatisfactory. Raf Simon showed a washed-out collection at Jil, which lacks designs. Inspired by Japanese-French painter Tsuguharu Foujita (and possibly Prada's trembled blossom ) , Tsuguharu's paintings of Western bodies were excessively 'painted' across shirts, pants and knitwear.
Another minimalist that showed in Milan was Calvin Klein. Zucchelli meticulous tailoring techniques and minor detailing was abundance yet subtle. Despite the bold and masculine structure of the clothes, everything seems weightless or tissue-weight.
Images Via WWD.