Milan fashion week and we are already at day 6.
A brief summary of the first 3 days included, collections by the high and mighty famous fashion houses of Gucci, Alberta Ferretti, Fendi, D & G, Moschino and Versace, amongst others.
Gucci’s show heralded that start of a six-day run of shows in Milan.
Among the 73 labels due to take part are Giorgio Armani, Missoni and Roberto Cavalli.
Creative Director Frida Giannini was inspired by the ‘Great Gatsby’ era. Fashion fit for a flapper girl: drop-waist, fringed dresses dripping with
gold sequins in Art Deco-inspired motifs.
The designer stuck to a restrained palette of black, white, gold, green and orange, which felt like a nod to the Gucci signature of black, red and green stripes.
However, it seems we are back to dressing the adrongenous woman. If like myself you possess essential attributes that define the female shape, then this will not be for you.
The Italian designer, like so many other labels over the past two weeks, referenced Twenties silhouettes and Art Deco motifs.
But unlike Gucci, which showed earlier in the day, Mrs Ferretti’s
collection of diaphanous calf and ankle-length dresses came in a rainbow of
vibrant hues. Models resembling wood-nymphs in fairy-like chiffon and georgette
The collection also showcased bold safari prints, crochet knits, sequin panels and fringed bags.
Karl Lagerfeld created a chic ladylike collection with a nod to the 60’s for Italian label Fendi.
Dolce & Gabbana
Picturesque summertime in a small town in southern Italy circa the 1950’s was the designers’ starting point.
The eggplants, zucchinis, tomatoes, and hot peppers
you’d find at an outdoor market inspired the oversize prints that decorated
fit-and-flare dresses and midriff-baring bra tops and full skirts. Garlic bulb and pasta shaped earings, continued with the italian anti pasta theme. After
dark, Dolce and Gabbana left the veggies in the kitchen in favor of lace
cocktail dresses that out-sparkled the lights above the runway.
Gabbana said: “The spirit here is enjoy your life – very Italian.” And what all that food? “Food is everything: sex, everything. And the kitchen is for time when family are together.”
Models in corsets decorated in gold and silver, or encrusted with stones as colourful as the lights draped above, paraded to the photographers then posed en masse at the end of the catwalk.
More to come from Milan.
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