THE MILAN REPORT Headline-grabbing moments, people, and collections from Milan Fashion Week. By Jeffrey Yan.
LESSONS Designers were feeling graphic this season. Tomas Maier sent out capes and jackets in oversized windowpane checks at Bottega Veneta. At Fendi and Salvatore Ferragamo, we spotted tailored coats and bias-cut dresses alike covered in precise panels of colour. Salvatore Ferragamo Autumn/ Winter ’15
READY, SET, GO This season, Dolce & Gabbana left the Sicilian stories and fairytales behind. Instead, with old-school Spice Girls on the soundtrack, red velvet curtains parted to reveal mothers, daughters, and mothers-to-be walking the runway in their signature glamorous dresses. With predecessor Frida Giannini leaving earlier than expected, Gucci’s new creative director Alessandro Michele only had a
month to put a collection together. On top of that, he was
given the Herculean task of reviving the brand after years of
declining sales and buzz. The former remains to be seen, but in terms of the latter, the brand has never been so heatedly discussed
in many seasons. Michele’s romantic, eccentric collection of
clashing vintage prints and diaphanous silhouettes was one of Fashion Week’s highlights.
Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/ Winter ’15
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