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.
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?