The Byblos Milano spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear fashion show at Milan Fashion Week was characterized by bright colors and youthful silhouettes. The designs were inherently wearable and full of joy, making for an upbeat runway that will translate well into streetwear as well. A lot of the clothes were youthful in nature, as we’ve come to expect from the brand, and the color usage just enhanced that.
One such look that encapsulated spring streetwear in the modern youth era was a white zippered dress. The front-zip closure isn’t new by any means, and neither is the simple silhouette, but there’s just something so refreshing and fun with this white rendition that is perfect for spring. The cinched gold belt detail brought in a bit of hardness to the feminine look, while not detracting from the simple beauty of the piece.
This dress acted as a great intermission garment between the bright teal and primary yellow shades that walked the runway. There were other pieces with similar intentions interspersed throughout the collection, which really helped to break up the flow of vibrant colors; without these looks, all of the hues would have easily just run together, creating a mish-mash of rather unpleasant proportions.
Even putting the colors aside, the wearability of the Byblos Milano spring 2017 collection was its ultimate selling point. With multiple potential purposes or occasions for many of the pieces, the Byblos woman is going to be a happy one this coming spring season. There was a great balance between crisp and flowing garments, all of which were overtly feminine, and all of which made for the everyday life of a modern fashionista.
There were great looks to wear out on the street, some to wear into the office, and even a few for special events to top off the collection. The events pieces at the end were still basic enough to fit into the ready-to-wear streetwear vibe of the collection, but special enough to take their own precedence when they hit the catwalk.
A floor-length skirt with airy pleats was broken up with primary bands across the bust, which also brought some extra emphasis to the deep V. Another of the finale pieces, a black pant with white detailing, was easily the closest a garment had come to eveningwear in the collection. The oversized pockets on either side made them especially fun, but even between that and the color blocks at the hems they were especially formal and professional (plus they even look especially comfortable!)
The Byblos shopper is going to be all stocked up for the season just by shopping through this new spring collection. With silhouettes going between the ’60s and the ’00s, the range of the collection was far-reaching, making it the perfect way to expand a closet without needing to look too far.
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