Milan Fashion Week was a delightful blur of bright colours, bold prints and bare legs as designers proved why, Italians do it best.
Dolce & Gabbana proved their selfie game is strong as models snapped pictures of themselves on the runway, while Moschino sent out hard-hat helmet invites to warn us of the ‘dangerous couture ahead’. Alessandro Michele’s Gucci girl continued to attract attention with her kooky ways while Peter Dundas payed homage to the Cavalli woman, past, present and beyond.
Alessandro Michele’s new Gucci girl adds a little glamour to her kooky wardrobe for Spring with glittery, flower-embroidered satin, chiffon, Lurex knits, brocades, and trimmings.
Alberta Ferretti took inspiration from the desert for her spring collection, think breezy chiffons, gladiator sandals and rough-hewn gold jewellery in a deep earthy palette.
Sailor stripes, star motifs and rope prints were the order of the day at Max Mara. Creative Director Ian Griffith’s proved that nautical style never really goes out of fashion.
“There are no references, retro is over, no?” stated Karl Lagerfeld of his collection for Fendi. But, in the true fashion of Karl and the Fendi house the collection is fun with super luxurious house-materials, summer furs, patchwork python and open weave techniques.
Massimo Giorgetti, the founder of MSGM took the reins of the iconic house after Peter Dundas’ departure earlier this year, for his debut collection he looked to the seaside for inspiration and unearthed interesting pieces from the Pucci archives. Massimo brought us fishnet dresses tangled with lobsters and turtles, pleated shimmering skirts and sparkling sequined tops -a far cry from the kaleidoscopic prints synonymous with the label. We cant decide wether we love it or hate it…
Graphic stripes, quirky accessories and signature embellishments for a collection that is, as usual, everything and more, we wouldn’t have expected anything less from Miuccia Prada (insert clapping emoji).
Jeremy Scott sure knows how to put the fun into fashion and if there’s one show we look forward to each season it’s Moschino. True to silly form, the theme for his spring/summer 2016 collection was car wash couture and traffic cones, motorway signs and a functioning car wash were installed onto the runway. As you can expect then, the clothes had been Moschino-ised from road worker-wear to high-fashion in the form of high-vis jackets, traffic cone handbags and T-shirt dresses emblazoned with the words ‘slippery when wet’.
Donatella Versace brought with her a model army which included Racquel Zimmermann, Natasha Poly, Anna Ewers, Joan Smalls and Gigi Hadid, decked out in military jackets, leopard print trouser suits and over-sized cardigans, all of which injected with the Versace’s ‘sexiness’.
Peter Dundas, who left his post as Creative Director for Emilio Pucci earlier this year to re-join Roberto Cavalli (the house where he began his career) debuted his first collection this season paying homage to the Cavalli woman, past, present and beyond. The collection includes sleeveless suede jackets, tie-dye dresses and shimmering mini dresses. We want to be a #CavalliCat!
DOLCE & GABBANA
Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce brought us a collection that celebrated Italy’s glories through the eyes of tourists taking in the attractions from Capri, Venice, Rome and Florence as inspiration. Model’s stopped to take selfies on the runway as Stefano exclaimed that “we don’t believe in fashion for trends any more. We want to show emotion. Just enjoy!”.