Italy is a powerhouse for fashion premieres that birthed some of the globally-successful designers. Recently, Milan Fashion Week brought about the best artisanal ensembles of the fashion industry’s Spring/Summer 2020 collections.
Bold, sophisticated, and inclusive is what the big names of fashion presented on the runways. From Alberta Ferretti’s oath to sustainability to Versace’s viral re-vamped iconic jungle-print gown worn by Jennifer Lopez – YES, we needed a moment to recover from the shock and awe!
Our fashion tastebuds can’t get enough of the fabulous pieces on show!
So, without further ado, here are our top FIVE fashion favourites from the Milan Fashion Week 2019:
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Donatella Versace and Jennifer Lopez shook the internet and blasted social media accounts worldwide by showcasing a special appearance. It was the recreation of the iconic jungle-print gown JLo wore for the year 2000 Grammy Awards. On the runway, that emerald dress was revamped into a new and even more revealing version – still the same plunging neckline but with more leg! The brand’s inspiration is with modern technology and an ode to the past has done them good.
Question: Do you think JLo looked better in the first dress or the revamped dress that she walked down the runway in? Comment below!
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With its Italian-bred fashion style, Tod’s represents craftsmanship above all else, formulated with the heritage, leather and sex appeal. On the runway, the designer reserved the heritage of Italian fashion with a modern twist. Pieces from Tod’s show featured a bomber and palazzo shorts ensemble paired with the brand’s signature loafers and waist bag on an ‘80s chocolate short suit with a zebra trench coat.
Image from @etro
Etro’s collection for Milan Fashion Week this year was designed for Penny Lane. Inspired by the festival girl, it featured a sea of modern bohemia – unexpected but rather fabulous insertions of suiting and stiffer fabrics. It also featured a mini velvet coat dress that Bella Hadid showcased for the finale. For Spring 2020, it is simplified as the merging of menswear to the staple bohemian womenswear.
Etro designed blouson sleeves, peasant frocks and artisanally knitted coats with soft side hints. Suits and riffs on button-front shirts were also starred.
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Capturing the ‘60s and ‘70s spirit, Fendi featured IT models and prints for Spring 2020. Silvia Venturini Fendi combined the moody ‘70s colour palette of browns and plaids with the bright psychedelic patterns and ultra-feminine quilted skirt suits. Gigi, Bella and Kaia paraded the cohesive cool looks. Wearing playful skirt suits, shorts with sweater pairings and sheer dresses with checked co-ords underneath were some of the designs to remember. Fendi also welcomed the return of ultra oversized glasses.
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Bottega Veneta surprised the Instagram community with the “New Bottega” fever. The efforts of creative director Daniel Lee with the street style scene and editorials had a lot to live up to for his second collection at Bottega Veneta. Featuring new iterations of the current puffy leather sandals, he added quilted leather bags to match. Leather Bermuda shorts and outwear were pieces that ended up ultimately defining the collection. Adding neutral looks to pops of bright orange and pale baby blue stood out to identify its connection to the ’70s colour palette.
There were so many notable designers that we could not stop at FIVE designers. Here is a summary of the other notable shows:
Image from @maxmara
Max Mara models stifled up a trend of three’s this season with models going down the runway side-by-side. Inspired by Killing Eve’s Villanelle – basically about an assassin thriller, Max Mara manifested them into fashion pieces.
Image from @prada
Prada pointed to a return to simplicity for Spring 2020 with ‘Reduction to an essence’. There were elements of the ‘20s flapper, ‘70s sophisticated a ‘90s minimalist.
Image from @albertaferretti
Finally, Alberta Ferretti, lauded with Ethical and Sustainable Awards, showcased pieces that will stand the test of time with boho-tinged, playful mini skirts, trouser suits, and jumpsuits.
The talent, art, time, and passion was needed to create incredibly magnifiqué pieces. The designers astounded us with exquisite styles, showcasing the endless possibilities of their imagination and love for the art of fashion.