WHAT YOU HAVE MISSED FROM MILAN FASHION WEEK
As the world is worryingly follows the inhumane Russian invasion of Ukraine, it feels really weird to talk about something else…
Like the rest of the world, Milan Fashion Week was shaken by the Ukraine-Russia war. The models carried the collections down the runway that the brands have been working on for months with worry and uncertainty on their faces.
Here’s our article about the ways you can help Ukraine.
What have you missed?
For Fendi AW22, creative director Kim Jones dived deep into Fendi archives, taking inspiration from a slick collection from the year 2000.
Designers Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons presented PRADA Fall Winter 2022.23 Collection, that was inspired by life and living, and finding importance in each moment. The collection explores tradition as a conduit from the past to now – the way culture is passed between generations. It evokes fragments of personal narratives, comprising a history of women.
Nicola Brognano drew his inspriation for the collection from Helmut Newton. “Always loved his work, how can you not? Always been one of my heroes,” said Nicola Brognano backstage. Newton lensed memorable advertising campaigns for Blumarine; one of the best was shot in 1995, with a young Eva Herzigova clad in a skintight black satin number, slit high to reveal her fabulous legs.
Clarks & GCDS debuted their new genderless footwear collection during the AW22 runway show in MFW. The genderless range on the Milan runway show looked to dissect the viewer and ask them, “What scares you?”, attempting to highlight how delving into fear and fantasy in fashion can “unleash power and joy within.” Inspired by GCDS founder Giuliano Calza’s rebellious roots in subverting streetwear expectations, the genderless capsule Loafer and Mule collection captures the luxury fashion brand’s expressive makeup.
Meanwhile, Bottega Veneta has hit refresh with the creative direction of Matthieu Blazy, following the departure of Daniel Lee in 2021.The new creative director sent a clear message of renewal with the first look in his debut collection: a white tank and what appeared to be jeans, but which were deceptively made out of soft nubuck.
For Diesel’s fall 2022 Milan Fashion Week show, Martens transformed the grungy mall brand’s denim staples into something that feels more elevated. Also, the show marked his first runway collection for the brand.