Milan Fashion Week: Designers Deliver A New Runway Edit Of Modest Dressing

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Max Mara show at Milan Fashion Week | Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images

Three luxury fashion houses have officially made it easy to emulate the chicest forms of modest dressing for Fall…

Milan Fashion Week is slowly coming to an end but before we bid adieu to the penultimate week of Fashion Month, there were some autumnal collections that caught MOJEH’s modest radar.

Alberta Ferretti

A far stretch from the usual ethereal aesthetic, pastel shades and boho-chic eclecticism, Alberta Ferretti turned fiercely feminine for Fall/Winter ’19. Offering a new selection of sartorial offerings for everyday wear, the designer presented 58 looks that were just as show-stopping as the next.

Zeroing in on a slew of modest silhouettes this season, the runway exploded with head-to-toe statements. As a result, the ensembles included wide-leg trousers, patchwork leather jackets, tailored suits, oversized blazers and chic jumpsuits.

In addition to the sophisticated and slightly romanticised aesthetic, there was also a powerful punch of the ‘80s. For instance, there was a plethora of metallic finishings, ruffled sleeves, plenty of sequins and suede patchwork.

There wasn’t a strong highlight on the designer’s forte this season (a string of red carpet-worthy gowns), however, the collection still aced the modest movement.

Check out the gallery below to see the top modest looks from the Alberta Ferretti Fall/Winter ’19 show below…

Salvatore Ferragamo

Just hours before Salvatore Ferragamo revealed its new autumnal collection, the Italian fashion house announced that Paul Andrew will be taking over as Creative Director moving forward. In addition to an exciting new milestone, Andrew presented his final collection solely as womenswear designer over MFW.

The new range perfectly emphasised a contemporary feminine aesthetic and the brand’s understated glamour through statement Fall/Winter ’19 offerings. Showcasing a new silhouette of varying volumes and elongated styles, the collection proved that modest fashion was here to stay.

For example, gracing the runway were forms of lengthy boiler suits, soft leather suiting and oversized outerwear. However, in addition to the ready-to-wear, there was also a slew of statement accessories on display.

The overall collection was guided by the palette of deep regal hues, an original vision that heavily influenced Salvatore Ferragamo.

Browse through MOJEH’s favourite modest ensembles here…

Max Mara

A strong contender of this season’s Milan Fashion Week extravaganza is certainly, Max Mara. Its opening looks alone proved that Creative Director Ian Griffiths, made clothes to empower women.

Injecting an infectious dose of nostalgia with an opening march that resembled the iconic trio (Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista in 1991), monochromatic pairings in punchy hues set the tone for the show.

Dipping into the archives, Griffiths’ reached out to prints created by previous designers of the label. As a result, he incorporated them into a new ideal offering for the contemporary woman.

With a runway edit that perfectly echoed fashionable modest-wear, the tone-on-tone collection featured statement coats, boxier silhouettes, bomber jackets, thigh-high boots and polished ensembles.

Discover the collection now…

Then, take a look at how Fendi paid tribute to Karl Lagerfeld during Milan Fashion Week.