All about cultural and conceptual diversity in Milan on its final Sunday afternoon, at three very contrasting shows, albeit by two brands with similar names – MSGM and MM6 – and a third with uber wide-ranging origins.
Few designers have had as remarkable a career as Giorgio Armani. His unique fashion history was the subject of a hagiographic video that preceded the presentation of the latest collection by Italy's most famous designer.
At Milan Fashion Week, Simona Marziali, Calcaterra, Fendi and N°21 have honoured Italian design excellence with sophisticated, high-quality collections embodying a simple, almost minimalist beauty, and a summery mood.
Few new brands are quite so out there in Milan these days as GCDS, a reverse immigrant story, that staged what it termed an “electronic bonanza,” to round off Thursday night’s action in Milan Fashion Week.
The Italian fashion house took inspiration from the Renaissance in its collection for next summer, reimagining the brand's wardrobe, particularly its iconic coats and parkas, with inventive sleeve work.
Raf Simons made his collaborative debut with Miuccia Prada on Thursday afternoon, in the most keenly anticipated runway show in the world this year. And the result was a powerful collection, a newer New Look.
“We must forge ahead, adapting to the situation,” was the motto of the Italian fashion industry’s main institutions on Tuesday, inaugurating a Milan Fashion Week thin on visitors but aiming for a 20-million e-audience.
Giorgio Armani skipped any physical presentation during Milan Fashion Week this season, but that did not prevent his video for Emporio Armani, unveiled online Thursday morning, from packing plenty of oomph and punch.
Milan Fashion Week kicked off Wednesday morning with a series of virtual events: a where a quartet of brands stood out - Missoni, DSquared2, Herno and A Cold Wall. A season bereft of large audiences, but not of ideas.
The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, French fashion’s governing body, has released the breakdown of the upcoming Paris Fashion Week, revealing that 19 houses currently plan to stage actual physical shows.
“Limitations can be liberating. Working remotely for this collection we reacted spontaneously. We were instinctive,” opined Victoria Beckham, perched on a massive patchwork quilt sofa inside a London art gallery.