No style-conscious person comes back underdressed from Italy. For fashion students studying in Milan, fantasies like these led to winning designs: A wedding dress for a funeral made of tied-together men’s shirts, adorable toddler rain gear and gladiator-styled leather-woven dress. The 2013 Future of Fashion Milan student graduate collection was a runway success from all directions. Here are looks from the catwalk followed by snapshots of FIT in Milan’s student designers, intensely engaged in studies and show preparation.
From above, a hand-dyed blue and white”point” stitch tunic over print leggings.
Coming down the aisle alone. A groomless wedding. A Widow’s Wedding dress, from hand sewn, recycled cotton shirts.
Otherwise known as patchwork, ”Quite the Contrary” is a woven-like wool and silk menswear suit.
And then came the “Dream,” a taupe long-sleeved, silk and transparent knit with chiffon side inserts.
- The lineup. Taking the scabbiness out of rainy days. From left to right: a black slicker with grey trim and bow detail over original bike print legging; White wool hooded cape over silk bike print pleated dress; Black trimmed transparent rain cape over cotton bow top an soft pleat skirt.
Take me to the Colosseum. Woven leather paneled dress with capped shoulder armor and pegged pleated hip. (Sword not included).
Turning her back in style. The white cotton”point” stitch dress. “They look like delightful like mini volcanoes or little dimensional pyramids,” said one viewer.
The lead-up. A look back:
Runway photos: Lab foto, Politecnico di Milano
Student photos: Lisa Feuerherm