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Three Fresh Trends from MFW S/S 22

One of the top fashion capitals, Milan made a positive impact during the S/S 22 season. Designers brought the energy, excitement and vibe we'd all been waiting for, presenting collections that made it clear we seem to be all ready to party again.

Dopamine dressing

The so-called "dopamine fashion", with pieces that elevate the mood – full of color, irreverence and joviality – was a trademark. Fringes, ruffles, faux fur, and differentiated and creative textures translate into a strong sensory appeal. In terms of prints, Milan Fashion Week highlights are the checkerboard (sometimes black and white, sometimes colorful), florals, summer stripes and lots of animal prints. But fun and creativity didn't eliminate the commercial sense as collections successfully balanced irreverence and practicality that are fundamental for the period.

(Don't miss our posts on NYFW and London Fashion Week S/S 22 highlights either. Click here to see it! And remember: START by WGSN subscribers have access to exclusive 20-page e-books with runway summaries.)

We've selected three trends straight from the Milan Fashion Week runways to inspire your creations. Check them out:

Warm neutrals

Summer 22 does not live only with vibrant colors. Warm neutrals, from beige to yellow to dusty roses, guarantee refinement and appear in tailoring pieces. Emphasis is placed on satins and differentiated textures – even in bags, accessories and footwear.

Don't miss: Fendi, Mario Dice, Salvatore Ferragamo, No. 21, Jil Sander, Alberta Ferretti, Del Core, Anteprima, Emporio Armani, Ermanno Scervino, Max Mara


With one-shoulder necklines, cropped tops, deconstructed oversized blazers and ultra-creative dresses, asymmetry returns to the spotlight during Milan Fashion Week. Giving a creative and almost experimental vibe to several pieces, the trend appeared in an ultra-versatile and, not rarely, commercial way.

Don't miss: Blumarine, Fendi by Versace, Fendi, Act n°1, Marni, Missoni, Versace, Drome, Roberto Cavalli, Etro, Jil Sander, Laura Biagiotti

Mini world

Revisiting the 1960s with mastery, mini (and micro) lengths, especially for skirts and dresses, gain absolute prominence. High waists, usually accompanied by a belt or other statement pieces, convey youthfulness and expose the right amount of skin that the hottest season calls for. The miniskirt is, without a doubt, one of the key pieces of the season.

Don't miss: Prada, Versace, Blumarine, Roberto Cavalli, Emilio Pucci, Etro, Fendi by Versace, MSGM, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Alberta Ferretti


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