Surprisingly, the one major trend to come out of Milan Fashion Week hasn't been a targeted shade or finishing or silhouette. It's film director Wes Anderson. The man has been name-dropped on more than one occasion as the inspiration for designers' fall/winter 2015 collections. Perhaps unsurprisingly is the appeal of Anderson's cinematic aesthetic, which hints at a nostalgic time where past memories are happily washed in a pleasant haze of sepia.
His 2001 film The Royal Tenenbaums, for one, takes on a '70s vibe, and it's this film that many collections pay homage to. More specifically, Margot Tenenbaum, played by Gwyneth Paltrow. Her uniform consists of a striped Lacoste tennis dress, a fluffy brown mink coat, a red barrette, and penny loafers. As such, variations of Margot Tenenbaum's look has cropped up on the runways.
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Designer Alessandro Michele debuted his first collection for Gucci with an intellectual lineup of vintage-inspired looks with a contemporary spin, which was especially evidenced in the Margot-like brown fur coat, complete with a red beret, black rims, and loafers (top, left). At Bally, Pablo Coppola cropped the mink coat into a shrug-like jacket that topped a sophisticated tan pantsuit (center). Others in the collection included a Richie Tenenbaum-inspired look, which came with sporty-cool tennis handbands. And at Etro, Veronica Etro pieced together order amid a wild range of luxe fabrics. One such example of this? A patterned fur brown coat, à la Margot, layered over mixed prints and patchwork jeans (right).
What's next—Moonrise Kingdom? The Grand Budapest Hotel?