Frankie (Morello) didn’t quite go to Hollywood but it was a collection of shining stars notes Drapers fashion director Ian Wright
Milan Fashion Week came to a close last night in a typically swishy shroud of printed silks and floor-length gowns. But the freshest collection on the final day came from Frankie Morello, who presented a punchy and poppy range. Clearly feeling the Kenzo/ Kane vibe for a statement sweatshirt, out came a few options, from subtle tone-on-tone branded styles to more flamboyant printed numbers. An understated under the sea theme ran throughout the show, with gold starfish and shells decorating collars, crop tops and shirt dresses, while shimmery textures brought a mermaidy feel to simple sleeveless blouses and skirts. There was almost an old school Versace meets modern day Marni feel to the collection as the simple silhouettes and commercial pieces were adorned with more off-kilter and ever-so-slightly trashy details. It was the strongest offering from the brand for a while and was decidedly more refined than autumn 13.