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Milan Fashion Week is drawing to a close. If for some reason you missed everything, do not worry - in our material you will learn about the main events, the most striking shows and trends that were presented at the shows.
Donatella Versace decided to go with the trump cards and released a truly stellar line-up on the podium. The show was opened and closed by the muse of the house - the singer Dua Lipa, for whom this appearance became the debut. For the first time, Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon appeared on the podium. In addition to the newcomers, the show featured "heavy artillery" - models Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk, Naomi Campbell, Emily Ratajkowski and others.
The main theme of the show was the iconic silk scarves. Models demonstrated on the catwalk different options for how they can be worn: instead of a top or dress, tying a bag around the neck or on the handle, on the head or on the wrist. They also became part of the scenery - shawls adorned the ceiling and walls, and also served as curtains, from behind which the models appeared on the catwalk.
Not without other iconic elements of the brand - pins, they were used to decorate jackets and dresses, trouser belts and even bags. The collection turned out to be bold and bright. An abundance of colors, interconnected with each other, acid shades, a scattering of sequins, many cuts, latex dresses, platform sandals - this is what we remember from the show of the new spring-summer Versace collection.
When creating the collection, Kim Jones was inspired by the works of the visionary illustrator Antonio Lopez, who earned the title of the main artist of the disco generation in the 70s. Lopez was a close friend of Karl Lagerfeld, absolutely everyone looked up to his work - from Andy Warhol to Stephen Meisel and David Hockney. The artist's handwritten logo retrieved from the archives served as the starting point for a collection based on Studio 54's liberated sensuality and cultural climate. The designer turned Lopez's illustrations into prints and decorated dresses, fur coats, boots and bags with them.
Wide palazzo trousers, fringed dresses, shiny fabrics, flaunting linen, high boots are the main elements of the last show. The collection of accessories should also be noted. Particularly noteworthy are the miniature bracelet bags that are worn on the wrist and worn in tandem with a large bag.
Gladiator sandals, woven dresses and tops, short shorts, dresses with cut-outs at the waist all refer to the bohemian 70s. The designer suggests being bolder and combining trousers with dresses, as well as not being afraid to show off lingerie. Fringe will definitely become the main trend of the spring-summer season. She is abundant in the Alberta Ferretti collection. Fringe adorns the hem of dresses, elongated crochet tops and shoulder bags. In addition to restrained shades of beige, olive, cream, the collection also has bright accents - turquoise dresses, indigo and fuchsia models.
Simplicity and minimalism reign in the Jil Sander collection. The emphasis is on voluminous silhouettes: almost square blazers without lapels, wide shirts with elongated sleeves, maxi dresses decorated with intricate draperies that accentuate the waist. Surprisingly, the collection turned out to be a lot of color - from shades of lavender and pistachio to muted yellow. The main detail of the show was the neckerchiefs, which were tied in an unusual way - on one side, which gave a special elegance to each image.
With its new collections, Max Mara continues to explore the style of one or more women who have left their mark on history. This season, creative director Ian Griffiths drew inspiration from the work of Françoise Cuaret, who worked under the pseudonym Sagan. The casual chic of the beat generation is a nod to classic workwear: the fisherman's blouse, worker's jacket, mechanic's overalls and carpenter's work pants are redesigned with finesse for ready-to-wear.These items are sewn from elegant gabardine, canvas, impeccable poplin or denim, and are decorated with clear contrasting stitching. T-shirts and boy sandals with chunky rubber soles complement the bad girl look, while chiffon embroidered with delicate feathers serves as an airy contrasting note. The colors range from sandy to tan, blue and black, but sometimes splashes of orange and yellow are visible.
The new Sportmax collection draws on the musical legacy of John Cage, one of America's leading figures in the post-war avant-garde. His most famous work is composition 4'33 ', during the performance of which not a single prepared note sounded. It was the contrast between noise and silence that inspired the creative director of the brand, Grazia Malagoli. In the context of the fashion show and the design itself, Sportmax intends to challenge the traditional perception of aesthetics, to convey a sense of escape from established norms, while remaining within the canonical structure of the collection.
Cage's study of contrasts also inspired Sportmax to use a variety of fabrics. The airiness of gauze, georgette and tulle stands out against the density of leather, satin, cotton and jacquard, while the abundance of knitwear is a modern salute to the world of dance. The color palette is a smooth interlude of flesh, ecru and white contrast with shades of orange, fuchsia, yellow, blue and lilac.
Platform heels dominate the range of accessories. The ultra-light avant-garde goggles are deliberately oversized. Crafted from lightweight jersey or embellished with sequins, gloves accompany a set of leather or satin clutches and XXL nylon backpacks.
The collection of Veronica Etro turned out to be bright and free, which also drew inspiration from the era of the 70s, namely the hippie style. Bright ethnic prints, wide-leg trousers and jeans with patterned inserts, woven tops, tunics and massive jewelry could be seen at the show of the new spring-summer collection of the Etro brand.
Blumarine will teleport us straight to zero. The new collection is filled with attributes of the time: from extreme minis to jeans and cargo pants with a hip fit. On the catwalk were presented chiffon blouses, decorated with ruffles and fur inserts, light dresses with deep cutouts, a denim dress, like Britney Spears had 20 years ago, a bow-tie top, belts with large buckles, large pockets and ties.
Dolce & gabbana
Inspired by the 2000s when creating a new collection and Dolce & Gabbana. There are predatory prints, rhinestones, and deliberately displayed linen, T-shirts with the image of Jennifer Lopez, jeans decorated with colorful crystals, denim boots like 2000s pop stars, lace-up trousers and skirts, lace and sexy cutouts … Not without the corset-style sheath dresses, traditional for the brand. Jackets and dresses with huge wing sleeves became a striking element of the show. In total, more than a hundred (!) Images were presented on the podium.