Italian´s F/W 2014/2015 was a bit different from what we saw in New York or London; in major cases more baroque*, much more sheer-see through elements **, the length of skirt was shorter in Milan*** and Italian designers really like to "invest" a big part of their collection to dresses****.

Here is my best of the rest; sounds a bit underestimated say it in that way, but it´s far from the reality. Garments and looks that I found inspiring, interesting and good to be minded for the next year´s winter. 

+ inspired by a metamorphosis of nature and woman
+ loads of handwork
+ socks with sandals

+ inspired by Swiss writer Annemarie Schwarzenbach’s androgynous style and travels throughout Asia
+ compositions of men´s wear and military fabrics with an add of exotic prints and crystal embellishments 
+  lovely flat shoes

+ inspired by Luchino Visconti and Art Dec
+ pointy flats

+ firs Bally collection by Pablo Coppola as a design director
+ minimal hardwear on all bags
rounded-toe ankle boot and pointy pumps done in velvet, calf hair and a smooth shiny leather
+ ready-to-wear designed by Alexandre Mattiussi
+ chic dailywear

+ short dresses and slim tailoring
Reinterpreting traditional Asian dresses

+ dresses with a cut lean torso
+ softness of garments in contrast of geometry crafted surface

+ inspired by Native American and Inuit cultures 
+ savage chic
+ Navajo-inspired knit pattern

+ inspired by Luc Besson’s “Nikita”
+ mixing masculine and feminine elements
+ great tailoring in the whole collection

+ a mix of sport and sophistication, no period references
+ coats graphically patched together like camouflage
mini-Karl Bag Bug done in three kinds of fur

+ functional chic clothes, with a dose of glamour
+ new, unstructured bag

+ inspired by the kinetic creations of Israeli artist Yaacov Agam
+ playing with a Space Age motif (neoprene outfits, white rubber buckles )

+ inspired by the Florentine Renaissance’s artistic patrimony
multilayered silhouettes

+ rainbow-shaded Lurex
+ black coats with swirling embellishments reminiscent of Pierre Soulages paintings

+ an Anglo-Scottish approach
urban sophistication

Intricate patterns remained the heart of the line
+ metallic jacquards done in beautiful paintbrush effects inspired by Gerhard Richter’s work
more total looks

+ inspired by Charlotte Rampling 
+ slightly androgynous, but still sexy with military references
+ playing with contrasts

+ references to German avant-garde culture 
+ plenty of color and sheer

+ a classic luxury, but also modern
blanket cape with leather trim
+ no pants, but skirts and dresses

python skin and leopard prints
+ military and equestrian references
+ fabric blocking
+ prints inspired by Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko

comfortable yet luxurious constructed garments
bowling bags with double pockets and retro zips
a shopping bag with saddle lines
+ ballerina shoes with metallic tongues reminiscent of bedroom slippers

+ leather and tweed, Prince of Wales plaids, herringbone 
+ a classic, but modern dailywear

Italians are known for that
** you still got a warm-thick coat to wear it with; it´s winter by the way ;)
*** in most cases above the knee 
**** evening wear explosion here

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