It felt like the good old days at Givenchy, in the best sense of the term, at creative director Clare Waight Keller's presentation for her latest menswear offering, a tight collection of barely 20 looks.
There was a great of talk in Milan about 'sprezzatura', Italian for relaxed and being at ease. A suggestion that the city and its fashion needs to lighten up a little to entice new generation millennials to be consumers.
Italy's menswear fashion week drew to a close on Monday, with both Pitti Uomo and the Milanese runways witnessing the retreat of streetwear and a return to a certain chic elegance through more classic menswear.
Staged inside a garage in north Milan on a crisp Monday morning, this is what Italy is all about when it is at its best - producing plausible and flattering menswear for young men who want to look crisp and cool.
Canadian design duo Dean and Dan Caten presented a high-energy show in Milan on Sunday – somewhere between a rock concert, a night club and a trip to the mountains, complete with a deluge of rhinestones and sequins.
At the latest Marni runway show in Milan, Francesco Risso sent out a tribe of moody, but not mean, lost boys, who drifted down the catwalk with a vaguely bedraggled air, sporting what looked like their dad's suits.
That’s what they call a great fashion show. The latest stylistic statement by Miuccia Prada presented Sunday evening in a chilly Milan; a co-ed show that referenced everything from the marginal masses to monster balls.
The invitation for the latest Versace show was suitably mysterious – a dossier marked "Confidential". Inside guests were invited to the first menswear show since Versace was sold to a certain US fashion group last year.
The question everyone asked when entering the Dolce & Gabbana show this Saturday, was how many Chinese people would actually attend, given the cancellation and internet massacre the duo suffered in Shanghai in December.