Milan Fashion Week SS17 Highlights: Day 3

We review the best shows from Milan Fashion Week Day 3.

BY Ian Loh | Jun 20, 2016 | Fashion

Salvatore Ferragamo; Bally; Prada / Images by Imaxtree and Bally

Salvatore Ferragamo

With the absence of a Creative Director, Ferragamo pleasantly surprised us with a super fresh and uplifting collection. Scouts-inspired paper weight belted jackets, oversized backpack and printed neckerchief – it’s as though the fashion boy scouts are ready to go glamping. We also love the neutral palettes, artful applique knitwears and quirky jacket details. If we find ourselves at great outdoors, this is exactly what we’re going to wear.


Just when we thought Ferragamo’s collection was super refreshing, Bally came outta’ nowhere and wow-ed us. With eccentric prints from their clothes to accessories – in an unmistakably summer hues of neon orange, salmon pink and bright yellow, it was indeed, a feast for the eyes. We especially love the fact that all the prints in this collection came from Bally’s archive and are inspired by vintage Bally posters.  And they too, wants you to be at ‘the great outdoors’. There are backpacks which gives a rustic alpine feel that encourages you to take up a mountain lifestyle together with their hybrid hiking-sneakers-boots. Are we convinced enough to go outdoors now? Maybe not. We love our air-cond and lack of sunlight. But we are definitely convinced that we need the clothes, shoes and the bags.


Okay, we’re starting to see a pattern here. It seems like everyone wants us to be outdoors next spring. The fashion boy scouts are once again popping out, and this time, in Prada. Giant backpacks, field jackets with bellow pockets and paper weight nylon parkas (which is basically everywhere this season) are what the Prada boys wear to go hiking. There are bright colours, micro floral prints and a lot of accessories going on (cowbow hats, striped headbands, water tumblers). We are not sure why a man has to pack a pair of heels on his backpack to go hiking, but Miuccia Prada surely delivered a comeback collection that has a lasting impression.