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Milan Fashion Week

The runways in New York and London have just come to a close, and now the fashion world is turning its sights on the third destination of fashion month: Milan.

With iconic fashion houses like Prada, Fendi, and Gucci showing their Fall 2020 collections, there’s a lot of quintessential Italian glam to be had on and off the runways.

From Gucci’s rotating merry-go-round backstage show to Marni’s own version of Alice in Wonderland, we’ve come up with our most favorite moments during MFW 2020!

Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s creative director since 2015, staged his show at the brand’s headquarters, formally known as Gucci Hub, inviting guests on a virtual behind-the-scenes tour. At his core, Michele is a visual dramatist, constructing worlds that are playfully quaint yet appalling, elegant yet edgy. And for the fall 2020 season, he really upped the ante on combining dualities by creating a show about the making of a show.

Michele offered a collection of ruffled Victorian dresses and seventies suits with ankle-length flared trousers. Outfits were often loose fitting, with the exception of tight see-through shirts worn over Gucci-logoed bras. Vibrant greens, yellows and blues contrasted with autumnal greys and earthy browns. Crosses on long chains and headwear in various shapes were a dominant feature of his new Autumn-Winter look. Brogues and platformed Mary Janes were worn with knee-high white socks.

 

“I wanted to show what happens on the other side. Fashion is not only about garments, about clothing. That is only part of the story. I wanted to say that fashion is a complex mechanism. It is also a ritual. Something sacred, liturgical, almost like a religion.”

Marni version of Alice in Wonderland
 

This year at Marni, the models beamed down the runway. A hyper-conceptual take on collage inspired by sparkling raves and Russian oil paintings, doused each girl in glitter and streaks of paint in a display that was equal parts dramatic yet delicate.

Embellished floral prints, texture metallics, and leather patchworks found their way onto a long trench coat and asymmetrical dresses. “Collaged from the beginning to the end—from macro to micro to fractal. It’s about putting together remnants” - Risso. Coats and Tabards worn over mini or maxi-skirts or boot-cut pants, all pieced together from scraps of leather and the calico that dress toiles are made from. There were also what appeared to be fragments of existing garments, such as a cardigan dress seemingly created from several different pieces of knitwear, each element linked with the crude stitchery of a child in a craft workshop.

Risso’s Fall 2020 collection lands the industry question of “are we in a psychedelic world and we need to be more grounded, or are we in caged world and we need to be freed by psychedelia?”

Jil Sander - understanding the limitation of the runway


They’re not noisy or a brand made for Instagram. They practice a more considered sort of fashion, one that puts primacy on subtlety.

There is a purity and minimal elegance to Lucie and Luke Meier’s vision for Jil Sander. This was reflected by the stage set, simple wooden chairs arranged in a rectangle in the center of the runway. Models walked the perimeter and then took a seat. The color palette ranged from midnight blue and black to powdery white to pastel tones, the fabrication was luxe and refined. The silhouettes saw voluminous, floaty, silk jacquard dresses worn with cashmere capes, tailoring was cut with a masculine touch and contoured with a feminine waist.

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