Milan fashion week was once again a fabulous experience. I feel extremely privileged to be able to do what I love so much. In a world full of ugliness, illness and heart ache, a little superficial pretentiousness distracts my mind with the beauty and art of couture. My guilty pleasure you could call it.
Here a recap of Milan Fall Winter fashion week
Fashion week started of with the very sad news of Karl Lagerfeld’s passing. This is such a loss for the fashion community. He was an incredibly talented genius. He had a way of combining superficial with depth and always said what was on his mind It was often controversial but he said it anyway.
Day 2 -Byblos , Arthur Arbesser & Moncler
This was the first show of Milan Fall Winter 2019. The show was packed and loads of influencers were seen in the front rows. The set had an incredibly cool sort of holographic dome structure. The models looked like they came out of a blizzard with frosty make up details. The show was not only the female collection, but included the male collection too. It seems that women’s prèt-à-porter is now moving in this direction. More and more brands are combining the Male and Female collections in what was traditionally the women’s fashion week. The collection was very modern. Big puffer jackets with the same holographic style as the dome. The women’s collection featured a lot of pearl white. Some pinks, lilac and orange. Sheer fabrics with glitzy details. Big fluffy, furry boots were prominent and also hockey styled boots. Winnie Harlow closed the futuristic runway in a bedazzled gown that stole the show, comprising of a delicate sheer mesh fabric bedazzled with iridescent mirrored shards.
Images copyright Yvonne Aeberhard
On day 2 I also attended Arthur Arbesser & the spectacular Moncler showcase and street party. Unfortunately I got no invites for Gucci, but I did get to see the street style, which at Gucci is always very eccentric and over the top.
Day 3 – Max Mara, FENDI, Anteprima, Genny, Moschino & Gucci Showroom
I was already out of the door by 8:30 to go to the Max Mara show. After this I had FENDI, followed by Anteprima, Genny & the Gucci resee at the Gucci Show room and then after a quick outfit change I went to the Moschino show.
The Gucci showroom
At the Gucci show room I was only allowed smart phone photos. The showroom is absolutely gorgeous. It has wall-to-wall, deep dark red carpeting and all the typical Gucci eccentric details. The room is accentuated with glass showcases for the accessories, rich upholstered Italian style furniture and wall paper that tells a story.
Gucci collection for fall winter 19.20
The Gucci collection for fall winter 2019 is very androgynous. The collection was designed with the thought that there should be no boundaries between the women’s and the men’s collections and that both sexes should be able to play with the idea of wearing the same clothes. In fact the invite was a mask of Hermaphroditus, the two-sexed child of Aphrodite and Hermes. He has long been a symbol of androgyny or effeminacy, and was portrayed in Greco-Roman art as a female figure with male genitals. I found the collection to be harder and more tailored than the previous collections under the direction of Allesandro Michele. No flowers and no mixed prints and no layering, with more neutral tones.
Images by Photo by Filippo Fior
I also attended the fun, exaggerated and over-the-top Moschino show. This was such a fun interactive show. The invite was a price tag and if you saw the show you would understand why. The show was basically like a gameshow … I guess you could compare it to “The price is right!”, an American game show where contestants guess the price of house hold appliances and the like. This was the most interesting show I have ever attended. As the show started the curtain slowly raised to reveal a glitzy stage. The collection was all about luxury, maybe even over-the-top, kitch luxury. Loads of diamate and crystals on the clothes and on the accessories. Jeremy Scott always creates fun funky fashion for Moschino. The show ended with Jeremy Scott doing his runway bow and then jumping into the red Ferrari while golden coin like confetti rains onto the stage.
Here you can see the show:
Day 4 – Fendi resee , Sportmax , Marni & Aigner
My day started with a FENDI resee at the FENDI showroom. Followed by Sportmax, Marni & Aigner shows.
The Sportmax runway was covered with pink beach sand. Sportmax brought back a trend…. the leather baseball cap. With their latest collection they had baseball caps in a leather and in felt, in colours black, blue and camel. The Sportmax collection for fall winter 19.20 is neutral tones, blacks, light grays, camel and light blues. Oversized was still trending but we saw a lot of tailoring too. I liked the collection. I got to go to the Max Mara Show room and see the collection up close.
Images copyright Yvonne Aberhard
Day 5 – Resee’s – Bottega, Prada , Etro and Max Mara. Cividini & Missoni runway shows.
Etro is a creative and classy on fire brand in Milan. The collection is made from beautiful materials that are rich in detail. The prints were beautiful. The aristocratic message was clear in the collection’s tapestry-like embroidery. Interestingly Etro also had models that I would guess were in their 40’s or even 50’s. I loved that.
Photo by Alessandro Lucioni
Missoni always puts on a great show. This time was no different, except that I felt this time the runway lighting was too dark and I could not really see the collection as well as I would have liked to. Here again the male and female collection was shown together. Earthy neutral tones were the main focus. Oversized coats and capes in the classic Missoni knit and wide leg trousers. The collection also included some beautiful glitzy fabrics.
Images copyright Yvonne Aberhard
Trends for Fall Winter 2019.20
Added on accessories like small bags on handbags or boots. White boots, especially tall ones. Neutral colours in lighter shades. Stripe print rather than the flowery prints from last season. Also I saw a lot of white for winter 19.20. Brands had more focus on tailoring this time although oversized is still in the running. Leather was also in many of the collections.
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NADIA HARTZER AUSTIN
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