The catwalks were graced with playful and magnetic shows on Thursday, with MM6 hosting a cocktail hour runway show at a cult Milan bar, while GCDS unveiled a sexy and sparkly collection that screamed Studio 54.
Friday morning in Milan was all about two labels built on Italian savoir-faire – Tod’s and Missoni, but where the former staged its best-ever ready-to-wear collection; the latter lost its way under a new designer.
The key fashion moment of Milan Fashion Week so far was the 40th anniversary Emporio Armani show on Thursday, a rich and varied collection that was followed by a brand retrospective opening in Armani Silos.
The German label injected a hefty dose of energy at Milan Fashion Week on Thursday, with a frenetic show-performance to unveil its latest collaboration with legendary US sportswear brand Russell Athletic.
Alberta Ferretti and Fausto Puglisi for Cavalli showed contrasting visions of femininity; one based on crochet and craftsmanship, the other on posh-punk rebellion, as Milan Fashion Week suddenly gathers major momentum.
For Paris Fashion Week, L'Oréal Paris will stage the fourth edition of its fashion show in the heart of the French capital. The event, scheduled on October 3, is open to the public and will be broadcast in 30 countries.
London Fashion Week’s final day of major shows on Monday was the latest tour around the capital, from outdoor Hyde Park art centre to East End church with stops in Mayfair, from gentleman’s club to concept restaurant.
The Milan women’s fashion week starts on Tuesday with a schedule of 173 events, 65of them catwalk shows, featuring the return of Cavalli, Versace and Jil Sander, MM6’s first physicalshow and many interesting new names.
Providing an “essential” spotlight on the region’s “vast opportunities”, Northern Fashion Week will debut next summer in the UK. Taking place 4-9 July 2022, the main event will be staged 7-9 July at Manchester Central.
The weekend’s key show in London Fashion Week was by Erdem, where the designer was inspired by his new neighborhood Bloomsbury and two of its legendary eccentrics, Dame Edith Sitwell and Lady Ottoline Morrell.