8 collections that stood out at Milan Fashion Week
Taking place twice a year in February as well as in September, the Milan Fashion Week is a must-attend event for anybody interested in the fashion industry or the media. Milan Fashion Week, which is coordinated in part by the non-profit Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, has about 70 runway shows and 90 designer demonstrations for every international clientele. This year’s event featured catwalk presentations and exhibitions showcasing Italy’s thriving fashion sector. Aimed at promoting Italian fashion designers both within Italy and beyond, the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana still continues to run Milan Fashion Week.
Milan Fashion week started with Alessandro Michele’s century-hopping show at Gucci, and it ended yesterday with Dolce & Gabbana’s tribute to Italian tropics, comprehensive with prints of pomodoro, pesce, and pizza, as well as break-dancers to add some local color. Each show was an exhilarating study in overindulgence. The Gucci collaborated Adidas collection was the most talked about and discussed during Milan Fashion Week just finished. Some of this may be due to the fact that it was an unusual collaboration between luxury fashion and a predominantly sportswear brand, but it could also be due to the fact that it demonstrated that two seemingly unrelated brands can work together in an unconventional manner to generate truly innovative concepts.
Where Milan Fashion Week is held?
New sites for Milan Fashion Week include the Spazio Cavallerizze at Leonardo da Vinci National Science and Technology Museum; Palazzo Reale’s Sala delle Cariatidi and Padiglione Visconti, at the heart of Scala Ansaldo Workshop. Following Milan Fashion Week, whether you’re looking for something to do, Vox City can direct you to Leonardo’s Vineyard. You can learn about Leonardo da Vinci’s connection to Milan and the narrative of a vineyard when you purchase a reserved entrance ticket. A multilingual audio tour is only available through the Vox City app, and it will take you step-by-step through the restoration of the vineyard’s original vines.
The glitz and glamour of some companies continued unabated, while others trimmed their portfolios to leave them feeling more necessary. For the next fall/winter 2022 season, we’ve rounded up eight labels worth mentioning.
On the catwalk, Donatella Versace had one of the most stunning and diversified casts of the week modelling her sporty, take-charge designs, all set to the backdrop of a woman-power credo by her frequent partner DJ Violet. In the past, Versace has been best known for its stunning eveningwear, but now she seems to have refocused her efforts on daywear. In addition to her crystallized party dresses, she also had a slew of matching jumpsuits, sportswear, leggings, and windbreakers. Everything has been revitalized.
When Tomas Maier led his studio crew out around the end of a double anniversary program, he won the week’s most heartfelt moment award. Maier has been at the house for 15 years, and it has just celebrated its 50th birthday. Second-best moment of the week? A replica of Lauren Hutton’s BV handbag from 1980’s American Gigolo appeared on the 72-year-old actress.
Bigger than panniers are hip bags. Rope-suspended skirts of canvas. If it were handled by someone else, it could have come across as heavy and cumbersome. Consuelo Castiglioni, on the other hand, has a delightfully eccentric outlook, and her Marni presentations always have you wishing you were a member of her clan. The sexiest dress of the season was a burnt-out velvet dot–patterned piece draped and collected with beautiful nonchalance.
As far as fashion is concerned, there is no one more important than Alessandro Michele. Anxiety-inducing and enviable, it’s hard to imagine a better position to find yourself in. That doesn’t phase Gucci’s front man, who just keeps exploring further into his mind’s museum of wonders. Those Hollywood Forever Cemetery connections were a pleasant surprise, and he may have been an admirer of Elton John. Mr. Michele, please keep up the good work.
Etro is one of the few Milanese designers that consistently produce beautiful and wearable designs. Despite her tight grasp on her brand, she maintains a deft hand when designing. This season’s printed silk caftans, for example, are a great example of this trend. Despite the abundance of these items, Etro’s stand out as the least over-the-top and most stylish option available. Additional points for the stirring soundtrack.
For the spring collection, Miuccia Prada took inspiration from the past. “90s minimalism,” “vintage patterns,” and “strange but gorgeous briefs” were all there in her latest collection. She also added miles of the fluffiest marabou to her penchant for the quirky. The Oscar Designated director David O. Russell’s picture, starring Freida Pinto and Allison Williams, was playing in the background. It was Prada’s silk pyjamas in a bright yellow hue that stole the show, though.
Karl Lagerfeld as well as Silvia Venturini Fendi had been in top form after a stunning haute couture display at Rome’s Trevi Fountain. There was still a fairy-tale atmosphere to this gorgeous ready to wear collection thanks to delicate floral designs and boudoir-inspired layering. Cool techno knits and comfy-looking socks were also there. If you want to discover some mysteries and facts about Trevi Fountain, you can explore it through an audio guided tour of Vox City.
Dolce & Gabbana
Italian fashion houses Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana are simultaneously concerned with the preservation of the country’s history and its role in its future. Beside a front row filled with millennials, the duo performed a tribute to the cuisine and culture of the coastal South. We’d seen the designer wiggle gowns before, but this time there was genuine live wriggling from break-dancing teens, making it the most joyful moments of the festival so far.