Paris Fashion Week is all about seeing independent designers, like Christelle Kocher at Koché, Emeric Tchatchoua at 3.Paradis and Jun Takahashi at Undercover. Even if the best show was Nicolas Di Felice for Courrèges.
A final 24 hours of contrasts in the Milan runway season, starring Italy’s single most famous designer and its most mass market brand, Benetton, with the debut of Andrea Incontri; followed by a mass march at Moncler.
Hollywood took over Milan Fashion Week on Saturday, with a Kardashian-led Kim X Dolce & Gabbana show; a debut at Ferragamo dedicated to silver screen glamour and some model diversity at Bottega Veneta.
Fashion loves nothing more than a debut, and in a season of five in Milan, Etro went first. Though the star appearance on Friday was by a veteran; a cyberpunk display by Donatella Versace in a major statement.
With 20 years of experience in companies like Bimba y Lola, Cortefiel and Pronovias, the new director is taking over from the Italian Estermaria Laruccia, who has been in charge of the event for the last seven years.
Thursday marked a day of thrilling shows in Milan; from the Riviera romance of Max Mara and the grand minimalism of Prada, to an orchestra-led display by MM6 and a giant ovation at Emporio Armani for Giorgio.
Inspired by the cinematic dreamscapes of David Lynch, Khaite, one of New York's hottest brands right now, put on a show to remember, a fusion of darkness and light from structured blazers to python skin jackets.