Milan Fashion Week: Kiton Spring & Summer 2016 Review

Set in their very own Palazzo, Kiton presented their Spring/Summer 2016 collection in one of the prime locations of Milan, Brera. Inspired by the fabrics used to make men’s clothing with a combination of nature transferred into the fabrics, the Kiton woman has more than ever, a posh business attitude. She’s very elegant and will surely be the center of attention.

If we compare the two cities, where we are, Milan, and where the brand is based, we will realize that they’re complete opposites. Being a very grey city it’s hard to bring the southern warmth and energy into a Milanese room. But because they were inspired by Napoli and it’s nature the colors in the collection brought a vibrant atmosphere. The southern city is very picturesque, has a lot of landscape and being in the Amalfi coast, is surrounded by the sea. And these are the exact colors used in the Kiton’s collection: Sea blue, Verdant Green, Strawberry red and Peach pink. Until this presentation, these were all the things we couldn’t find in Milan.

The collection was divided by color in three different sections. The first ones we could see were the red and pink theme. Two girls were wearing capri pants with tailored vests. One of the pants had pink and white stripes with a matching top, the complete look made us think of the typical Italian girl, walking down the streets during the perfect summer day. The show-stopping outfit of that section was without a doubt the red tuxedo, giving a new meaning to the 70’s chic for eveningwear.
The green section was placed right in the center of the room, where cotton was mixed with the finest cashmere coat. The dark navy green leather coat will surely be a must have for next spring and although the Kurabo green jeans paired with double breasted jacket, could have looked extremely masculine, because of the silk tie and the fit of the jacket, the model looked sophisticated and stylish.

Last but not least was the peach pink section. While mixing feminine and masculine cuts, without giving a contrast of hard and soft, the models looked effortlessly elegant. The most interesting piece of that section and perhaps one of our favorites of the collection was the sleeveless soie sauvage jacket that had the side details and the pockets made out of the reversible side of the fabric. This piece in particular was hanging by its matching Bermuda was seen on a model wearing orange silk top with a closed double-breasted jacket.

Kiton also presented the Sofia bag seen in all the colors of the collection, green, blue, light and peach pink, red and mint blue. It came in two sizes, the smallest being the “Mini Sofia”. Inside the bags were as well done, as the outside with finishing’s as colorful as the bags.

Throughout the collection an element was added to almost all the outfits, a silk scarf wrapped around the model’s neck. It was inspired by the concept of men ties; the fabric used for that scarf is in fact the same one used for ties. Despite the inspired men’s clothing looks and the well-tailored jackets and pants, the Kiton woman remained feminine. It was as if, she took everything she could possibly find in her man’s closet and without changing a single element in terms of fabrics, she made it her very own!

Written by: Anne-Isabelle Saint-Pierre, Milan Fashion Contributor
Pictures courtesy of Kiton.

CHANDIA BRENNENChandia Brennen is a Certified Image Consultant and CEO of ItsGood2bME Fashion Consulting and Image Management based in Los Angeles CA, Chandia has been in the Fashion industry for over four years. She has worked for dozens of publications and holds the title of Senior Fashion Editor in both LA and NY. Chandia is a fashion scout for a Design Agency in NY and Brand Ambassador for HairEverywhere Luxury.


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