Perhaps the most striking moment on the Tod’s Milan Fashion Week show for the fall and winter seasons of 2016 was when the shocking amethyst purple looks were shown off on stage, really adding a bright splash of color to the collection. We would not say these ready-to-wear pieces are entirely devoid of colors of course, especially since we do have a very royal blue pants and coat combination, shearling lapels and lining and all, along with lots of red accents, blues and greens and stripes all over. But it is the fact that we suddenly see some extremely bold hues appear among the rest that are mostly blending into the background, effectively creating a certain intrigue around the outfits in the jewel tones.
The truly purple pieces include similar matching pants and coats to the blue, this time in a deeper color, with white tufts of fur along the lapels and clearly made of dyed suede. The pants are also with a stripe down the side seam and cropped at the ankles to match with the latest trends. Then comes that shiny jacket in the same hue, with red fur lapels and a wraparound cut, complete with a tie belt, followed by a combination of purple pleated midi skirts and suede flats with golden buckles, and plaid coats with patching pants and shirt that come with a purple fur lapel and furry purple handbag. Yes, we certainly love the purple.
There was something very modern but Aboriginal clan-like about the Tod’s fall 2016 RTW collection as a whole. We saw abstract landscapes on white sweaters bearing black, red and white colors, fringed leather skirts that were reminiscent of bows, arrows and quivers, moccasins on the feet along with knit boots complete with Aboriginal detailing, foxtails hanging from coat belts, chains with fringe around the neck and so much more.
There was a whole lot of leather used throughout, with a whole lot of stitching to match. The main colors that seemed to appear included black, red and white, while quite a few looks also featured the plaid patterns. A few trends noticed include midi hems, cropped pants at the ankles, accented waists, furry additions, tasseled handbags and shoes, the appearance of flats, and chained pieces.
In terms of hair and makeup, bangs seem to be in style, whether bold and short or long and wispy, with straightened hair hanging over the shoulder and down the back. There was a focus on the eyeshadows with very little otherwise added to the visage, instead bringing the focus to the clothing itself. Big afro hair though seems to be in these days, meaning that 2016 will be full of perms again. As for hot to part the hair, it appears that center, off-center, with bangs or without, all of it goes, as long as you let your locks loose. It only looks better when you add the single earring trend to this, with a colorful tassel hanging from the lobe on one side.
Photos courtesy of Vogue