Milan Fashion Week: My Top 10 Shows

Milan Fashion Week: My Top 10 Shows

VERSACE

From the get-go, Versace’s Spring 2017 show was already playing their cards right. Nothing makes me enjoy a show more, than having equally beautiful clothes and a runway set to match. For me, Versace nailed this, which doesn’t surprise me considering Donatella and her team seem to hit the benchmark every season. The aesthetically bold, blue and purple runway helped the clothes stand out, with sublte hints of the colour scheme shown through outfit details as well.

Versace Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016

Versace Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016

Versace Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016PHOTOS: Kim WestonArnold / Indigital.tv

GIORGIO ARMANI

Much like Versace; Giorgio Armani created a show that was thoroughly enjoyable through its venue and clothes. Despite the idea that Fashion Week during September is prominently women’s clothing. The idea that Giorgio went against that rule by showcasing clothing for men evidently helped me decide upon G.Armani’s position in my top 10. Although I had several top picks, my favourite by far had to be the first image below. From the silk navy blue colour to the double breasted jacket, this outfit was no doubt an eye-catcher, providing that sense of luxe and sophistication as well.

Giorgio Armani Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016

Giorgio Armani Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016

Giorgio Armani Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016

Giorgio Armani Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016PHOTOS: Yannis Vlamos / Indigital.tv

GUCCI

As one of the top luxury brands across the globe; Gucci’s 2017 Women’s Spring Summer collection was no doubt one of the most highly anticipated shows at Milan Fashion Week this month. The show was evidently titled “Magic Lanterns” providing that sense of fairytale whimsicality throughout its all-pink venue. Outfits varied from 80’s inspired prom dresses to disco suits; whilst details of embroidery wrapped around platformed shoes and bold print garments dotting up and down the runway was clearly envisioned as well.

Gucci Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016

Gucci Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016PHOTOS: Yannis Vlamos / Indigital.TV

FENDI

Creative Director; Karl Lagerfeld has this extraordinary ability of turning things from impossible into reality, and that was clearly identifiable with the new collection garnering inspiration from influential women such as Marie Antoinette. Looks across the collection included modern sportswear, tailored jackets and striped shoes. Subtle touches of fluoro were also included along with floral statements to help depict a Capodimonte porcelain figurine from the 18th century. Overall, the show was undoubtedly very fresh, providing completely different looks between each model and outfit as well.

Fendi Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016

Fendi Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016

Fendi Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016

Fendi Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016PHOTOS: Indigital.tv

PRADA

Collaborating with David O. Russell (director of films including The Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook), Prada’s Spring 2017 collection hit it off with a futuristic venue, complete with a bi-level runway and large LED screens showcasing the work from Russell himself. One thing that was seen to be common within the collection…was the return of skorts (That’s right, 50% skirt, 50% short). Despite my intriguing question into whether Skorts was making a comeback; the use of fashionable accessories including bejewelled sporty sandals, giant pendant pieces and feathers definitely made me forget about the whole skort 2.0 situation. Overall, the collection was very smart and chic, providing both the necessity of going back to basics and smart everyday work attire with certain aspects.

Prada Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016

Prada Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016PHOTOS: Monica Feudi / Indigital.tv

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

Fluffy balloon sleeves and pin-tucked designs were two concepts that helped silhouette this months showcase of Salvatore Ferragamo’s Spring 2017 collection for women. This silhouette in conjunction with the idea of athleticism is what brought the entire showcase together, providing outfit options combining both sophistication with sportswear as well. The brand however, is known more for their shoe designs, and this was a clear indication as models strived up and down the runway wearing platform shoes which took similarities from the brand’s most iconic rainbow wedge design, created for Judy Garland in 1938. As provided in the show notes; the collection “reconnects with its stylish heritage and progresses with contemporary experimentation”. Despite this collection not being as strong as previous, it definitely had a certain promise, and in my opinion I prefer outfits with that small simplicity such as those provided below.

Salvatore Ferragamo Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016

PHOTOS: Kim Weston Arnold / Indigital.tv

EMILIO PUCCI

Creative Director; Massimo Giorgetti has time-and-time again stated how he prefers not to dwell on the past and think more futuristically. This was clearly shown, as Emilio Pucci’s Spring 2017 collection was very fashion forward. Something signature to the fashion house is colour, and that was evident as each piece defined a statement through its bright coloured material. Overall, the combination of classic prints with modern designs is what extensively helped this showcase excel.

Emilio Pucci Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016

Emilio Pucci Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016

Emilio Pucci Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016PHOTOS: Monica Feudi / Indigital.tv

DSQUARED2

Ripped denim jeans, padded puffed shoulders, leopard print designs and leggy displays are what sums up DSquared2’s Spring 17 collection. The variation of outfits were infinite, but that didn’t stray away from the blue and gold ensembles shown below. The combination of both colours provided a sense of luxe whilst tapping into that very outgoing look as well, leading me to enjoy these three outfits more than the others. Each outfit was thoroughly accessorised from ribbon features to Swarovski elements, adding that further glam to the overall collection.

DSquared2 Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016

DSquared2 Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016

DSquared2 Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016PHOTOS: Monica Feudi / Indigital.tv

ROBERTO CAVALLI

From my list of top 10 shows at Milan Fashion Week this month, no show could measure up to Roberto Cavalli in terms of how busy the designer had his venue set up. With palm trees aside and patterned floral prints draped across the walls; the idea of creating that very summery feel was thoroughly highlighted. The collection which highly featured drifty dresses, fringe details and skinny flares helped tie the spring collection with fashion trends today. My personal favourite would include the burnt orange flowing dress (shown in image 2) which encompassed a large beautiful necklace statement piece.

Roberto Cavalli Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016

Roberto Cavalli Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016PHOTOS: Yannis Vlamos / Indigital.tv

BOTTEGA VENETA

Unlike most showcases, this Spring 17 Collection was no doubt a treat for dedicated fans of the Italian fashion house. In commemoration with the company’s 50th anniversary, the introduction of bags for both men and women was a highlight for those to witness, especially with the brands rare use of debuting bags on the runway. The entire show was undoubtedly focused on combining both classic with new. This was also evident with Gigi Hadid and Lauren Hutton; two great models of their time, closing the show for another season.

Bottega Venetta Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016

Bottega Venetta Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016

Bottega Venetta Show at Milan Fashion Week 2016PHOTOS: Yannis Vlamos / Indigital.tv

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