At Milan Fashion Week, stripped back fashion and an epic switcheroo
From Fendi and Versace’s big swap to Prada’s simultaneous runways in Milan and Shanghai, here’s what went down at Milan Fashion Week.
No one does fashion week quite like the Italians. Milan Fashion Week is always jam-packed with shows, and the spotlight was set once again on powerhouse brands as they returned to the physical runway.This time around, there were several history-making moments from Italy’s behemoths in fashion. The clothes, however, were a little more pared back – easy, elegant and feminine.
Over at Prada,"Seduction, Stripped Down" was the name co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons gave to their collection. Traditional dresses were deconstructed using elements such as trains and corsets. Leather jackets were styled with satin mini skirts with long trains. Back-baring dresses came in hues of pink, yellow and tangerine.
For the first time in fashion history, Prada’s collection was showcased simultaneously on two catwalks in two separate cities. (Photo: Prada)For the first time in fashion history, Prada’s collection was showcased simultaneously on two catwalks in two separate cities. While the Milan show took place, the collection was also unveiled in Shanghai. headtopics.com
Both shows were live-streamed simultaneously on screens for the audience in both cities.Fendi presented a collection that started off with muted colours, slowly giving way to more brightly-coloured prints. Inspired by the 1970s disco-era, models walked down the runway in sharp trouser suits, cape-like gowns, silky floaty dresses and kaftan tops.
A model wears a creation for the Fendi Spring Summer 2022 collection during Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. (Photo: AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)A model presents creations from the Fendi Spring/Summer 2022 collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, September 22, 2021. (Photo: Reuters/Alessandro Garofalo)
Meanwhile, in a runway show headlined by singer Dua Lipa, Versace’s collection was inspired by the house’s printed silk scarf, also known as the foulard. Dresses were slashed to reveal glimpses of the foulard underneath. The collection also featured another house signature – pencil skirts, blazers and dresses were cut up at the side, held together by safety pins.
A post shared by Versace (@versace)Giorgio Armani’s seaside inspired collection was punctuated with pastel hues and soft shades of green and blue. Models sauntered down the runway in flowy chiffon dresses, tulle tiered skirts, soft linen trousers and cropped white blazers. headtopics.com
Models present creations from the Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2022 collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, September 25, 2021. (Photo: Reuters/Alessandro Garofalo)Models present creations from the Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2022 collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, September 25, 2021. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Dolce & Gabbana, on the other hand, is milking a renewed interest in Y2K fashion. Models took to the runway in clothes and accessories loaded with crystal embellishments. There were mini skirts, sheer shirts, camo pants, beaded fringe skirts and exposed lingerie – a sign that fashion from the noughties is here to stay.
A post shared by Dolce&Gabbana (@dolcegabbana)What happens when two designers pull off an epic switcheroo? The highlight of Milan Fashion Week came when Donatella Versace and Kim Jones showcased a joint Fendi x Versace runway, dubbed Fendace, where the creative directors switched their roles to design looks for one another.Read more: CNA »
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