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Milan Fashion Week: Textiles

Despite this season being mostly virtual because of Covid-19 lockdowns and travel restrictions, Fashion Week is in full swing and we’re here to keep you up-to-date on the key trends from it. Here are our key textile trends from Milan to key your eye on. 


With a lot of discussions going on about the future of tailoring, Milan is presenting it in a relaxed, versatile context, where we are seeing classic suiting as well as elevated utility plains co-existing in that space, united with a comfort-first approach.

Prada underpins tailoring’s versatile direction by pairing fluid calendared qualities with technical knitwear, while the likes of Giada are using cotton sateens in timeless fluid long-over-long tailored looks

Giada / Max Mara / Prada


As seen in our S/S 21 Textile Sourcing and Womenswear Forecasts, delicate sheers are still key for evening- and occasionwear, with featherlight chiffons and organzas continuing to display lingerie influences – a concept that of course remains relevant in our home-centric lifestyles. What is key here is how the versatility of these looks are re-nforced when paired with oversized blazers and cosy sweatshirts, as seen at No 21.

Blumarine / Fendi / No 21

Blumarine / Fendi / No 21

Artisanal Detailing

True to Milan, decorative elements such as openwork and embroideries are executed with exquisite atelier-level craftsmanship. Some of our favourites include Fendi’s organza ribbon embroideries and lazer-cut broderie anglaise. With the decline of other decorative surfaces such as lace and jacquards, this is definitely a direction to keep an eye on.

Fendi / Ports 1961

Fendi / Ports 1961

Look out for a more in-depth S/S 21 textiles and trims analysis coming soon on the WGSN website, but in the meantime do keep an eye on our Fashion Feed to see how these directions evolve.

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