Milan Fashion Week Recap

Desert Storm: Khaki is the New Black

BY: Amber Rodriguez

Milan Fashion Week may have been shown in Italy’s fashion capital but this season many designers transported us to the vast, endless Sahara Desert. Somewhere between The English Patient and Mad Max this season was all about desert safari with a utilitarian twist.

Designers like Alberta Ferretti showed belted Bermuda shorts with silk chemise tops for a feminine look while Max Mara opted to cover up with asymmetrical tops, trench coats, shorts over pants and headwraps. The color palette included every shade of khaki, tobacco hues, & neutral earth tones. These styles were inspired by world travelers, think archeologists or treasure hunters looking for ancient artifacts. The fluid trousers and fabrics in linen, cotton, hemp & suede made comfort the focus.

Bruno Cuicello and Agnona epitomized the Indiana Jones-look by showing soft tailoring, loose leg pants and jackets in lengths ranging from blazer to duster. But the modern twist to the collections was the use of utilitarianism throughout. Fendi showed ultra-modern belts with pockets and fanny packs for your phone or compass. Tods included crossbody bags for a hand-free adventure. And Roberto Cavalli featured embossed leather shorts with bandeau tops and a lightweight animal print trench coat for your next exploration.

So if you are looking for the Temple of Doom, traveling to unearth ruins or just navigating through the urban safari, Milan Spring 2019 fashion week has got you covered.

Milan Fashion Week Alberta Ferretti
Alberta Ferretti


Milan Fashion Week Bruno Cucinelli
Bruno Cucinelli


Milan Fashion Week Agnona


Milan Fashion Week Fendi


Milan Fashion Week Max Mara
Max Mara


Milan Fashion Week Salvatore Ferragamo
Salvatore Ferragamo


Milan Fashion Week Roberto Cavalli
Roberto Cavalli