Some key trends from New York and London carried over into Milan Fashion Week, while others were being seen for the first time on the runway this season. These newer trends though, introduced by Italian brands, were just as bold and statement-making as their predecessors. One major trend for spring 2018 in both clothing and accessories is the use of feathers. Designers like Alberta Ferretti, Dolce & Gabbana, and Erika Cavallini all debuted feather-detailed pieces in their latest collections.
Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio of Attico utilized feathers in the form of a cream colored handbag that accompanied the styling in their retro-inspired collection. On the bolder side of things, Jeremy Scott of Moschino opened his show with an extra-voluminous tulle tutu coated in pastel blue feathers. Dolce and Gabbana‘s elaborate spring 2018 show, with a theme described as “Queen of Hearts,” included a multi-colored coat completely canvassed in feathers.
Click through the slideshow above to see how other designers incorporated statement-making feathers into their spring 2018 collections.
These are beautiful, but where are the feathers coming from? Hopefully, from birds that are farmed for consumption… or feathers that have naturally molted. Are there industry standards for this?