Richmond’s spring/summer 2017 runway show during Milan Fashion Week was fun and light with great leather detailing, lace and pops of print that peek out from pleats and zipped windows. There is a total of 50 looks in the Richmond spring 2017 ready-to-wear collection and each of them is fantastic and alluring. The minute details all throughout the collection really tie the looks together although so many of the outfits are so different.
The collection started out with leather sets that feature designs in studs. The cohesion of the ensembles was apparent but the looks were also just really cool. The jacket and pant sets and vest and skirt set were beautifully done, the leatherwork was top notch and the pieces were obviously easy to interchange if someone so chose. The collection continued with leather belts stacked on the waistline of a simple V-necked dress.
While many of the pieces were beautiful and bright, they did not outshine the pieces that were black, white or a monochromatic mix. The many prints and pant sets, immaculately tailored jackets and see-through skater dresses kept the collection interesting.
This is a great feature, as many collections with a high number of ensembles can appear one note. The collection transitioned from one set of looks to another beautifully well showing off wardrobe staples and new exciting pieces designed to draw the eye and the envy of everyone in the room.
Following up the leather pieces were a few printed pieces that include a wrap dress and a sleeveless polo dress. A printed shirt with a leather skirt was the follow up and each of them showed a different but cool aspect of the print. More prints followed with bright fuchsia, blues and leather included.
There were so many different options in the show that it was a symphony of styles that still worked beautifully as a collection. The brightly colored print was played up with a sheer black overlay on a simple spaghetti-strap dress only to be followed by a beautiful maxi dress in rich blue and white print.
The maxi dress was amazing and definitely brought the drama with dual thigh-high slits in the front and a plunging neckline. The dress was designed to catch the air and show movement with ease and flair. The flair and drama of this maxi dress were repeated in multiple dresses.
Several shift dresses and high-necked pieces in a bright and stunning blocked pattern brightened up the show yet again in an easy-to-wear style before shifting into the classic LBDs that are perfect for a dinner and a necessary staple for nearly every closet. Graphic black and white dresses gave a monochromatic flair to this mega runway show that was full of surprises.
As the show ended in a few all-black and all-white pieces, there were details like gold embellishments on sheer panels in the back and lace sheer skirts with tuxedo jackets. It was a great ending for an incredible show with a lot of options that never once let up in style.
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