We’re halfway there - we’re in Milan for the second last stop in Fashion Month! Of course in Milan we see all of the ulitimate, long standing Italian names. Italians have their own ways of doing things and our top 5 moments are featuring all things Italian.
We saw a lot of wine and burgundy shades in NY and London, but now we are in Italy, so of course the shade is RED. This colour came down the runway of almost every designer that showed this week, in every shape and style. Whether it was a flowy feminine dress, a powerful structured coat, or some sexy thigh high boots, there was a little something for every woman.
You can always count on Dolce&Gabbana for a SHOW. Some may not think D&G is a brand for all ages, and styles. They are here to prove you wrong. They have been focusing on featuring millennials, social media and digital stars, and really just people who represent their brand on their runway for a while now. Not a detail is to be missed, from the clothes and accessories, to the set and after party. It is an event - a beautiful event that embodies all things Italia.
To end MFW, family, friends, and the top of the top in the fashion world gathered at Milans famous Duomo Catherdral to honour the late Vogue editor, Franca Sozzani. As the most prestigious building in the city it was a a fitting venue for one of the most extraordinary women in this city’s recent history. With a reading from her son, as well as her niece, they were sure to shine moments on her huge impact in the fashion industry, along with her charitable and humanitarian efforts were. Thank you Franca, you will be missed.
Ferretti was inspired by recent worlds event to remind her fellow Italians how beautiful their country is. She did exactly that in her latest FW collection with an ode to the city of Venice. The collection included placement of the San Marco lion on sleeves and jackets, long dramatic capes, gondolier stripes and collars, and scenes of the city on beautiful chiffon ruffled gowns. This collection will let you the feel romance, mysteriousness, and history of Venice even if you haven't been before.
The GUCCI FW17 show was the talk of town for a few reasons. Designer Alessandro Michele decided to combine looks for men and women this show, which resulted in 120 models walking in the show. The models walked through a tunnel enclosed by plexi glass, showing off looks that the designer says 'follow my rules, not fashion rules.' Everything from a vintage Gucci tank with denim shorts over a full crystal bodysuit, to Japanese inspired printed pantsuits, and gowns that were Hollywood red carpet ready.