Milan Fashion Week FW17 is officially over… and we can finish with mixed feelings. Like every fashion week actually but this time it seems to be more extreme. On the one hand, Italians seem to be on top of their game again. But sometimes it felt like we ended up at a carnival parade.
“City of women”: Prada
Prada never disappoints. That pretty sums up everything. The show took us on a multicolored trip to the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and back to 2017. We spotted no statement tees, no celeb models, no “show”. It was just all about the essentials: a great collection.
The Alchemist’s Garden at Gucci
Men and women joined forces for the very first time at the Gucci show. And as we asked ourselves several times: why didn’t this happen earlier? It just all makes more sense. Alessandro Michele titled his FW17 collection “The Alchemist’s Garden”. Which was translated into flower prints, 80’s vibes, rural dresses with a touch of renaissance. The result was not crazy refreshing but still… wow! Michele has proven once again that he’s on top of his game.
N°21: “The Rose Tattoo”
For the FW17 collection, Alessandro Dell’Acqua was inspired by Anna Magnani. By “A Rose Tattoo” to be more specific, the movie she won an Academy Award for in 1956. This turned into red, baby blue, beige and herringbone looks. We were unanimous about the fact that this was one of the stronger MFW collections.
Btw… herringbone is going to be huge next winter. Keep that in mind!
A trip to Venice with Alberta Ferretti
An ultra feminine Venitian style is what defines Alberta Ferretti’s FW17 collection best. If you wonder how that looks like we’d say: lots of Maxi dresses, capes and an occasional mask or hat. Not the best runway show of the season but it wasn’t too bad either.
Fendi: real glam
No nonsense at Fendi next winter. Karl Lagerfeld simply did what he had to do: a great collection full of classics with a modern touch. Think: a lot of camel, herringbone prints, red and blue. Very feminine with a powerful touch, we like!
Marni and the ’70s Italian psychedelia
Let’s all agree that Marni made a great choice by hiring Francesco Risso. What a stunning collection! The FW17 silhouettes he designed are a great mix of clean silhouettes and psychedelic, flower prints, shades of pastel and in your face colors. We’re looking forward to see what he has in store for us in the future.
Versace: nasty sports glam
Versace will always be… Versace. Not our favorite collection if we have to be completely honest. It looked a bit like Demna Gvasalia’s FW16 Balenciaga collection gone wrong. Or punk Barbie goes skiing.
Dolce & Gabbana’s fashion for everyone
How to distract the public as much as possible so they won’t see the collection is actually kinda crap. This must define the Dolce & Gabbana show. We do get the point that fashion is for everyone and that models don’t necessarily need to be ultra tall and ultra skinny. But than we still preferred Vetement’s approach which looked way more natural than this parade.
Jill Sander was like entering a soundproof room after just having spent a week in a kindergarten. Strong, clean looks and no superstar models. Rodolfo Paglialunga had a lot of ton-sur-ton in store for us. And a beautiful color palette of darker shades interspersed with pastels, glitter, earth tones and yellow. Thanks Rodolfo for this moment of zen!
Photo credits: Vogue Runway, Nowfashion