The key fashion moment of Milan Fashion Week so far was the 40th anniversary Emporio Armani show on Thursday, a rich and varied collection that was followed by a brand retrospective opening in Armani Silos.
Friday morning in Milan was all about two labels built on Italian savoir-faire – Tod’s and Missoni, but where the former staged its best-ever ready-to-wear collection; the latter lost its way under a new designer.
The German label injected a hefty dose of energy at Milan Fashion Week on Thursday, with a frenetic show-performance to unveil its latest collaboration with legendary US sportswear brand Russell Athletic.
Alberta Ferretti and Fausto Puglisi for Cavalli showed contrasting visions of femininity; one based on crochet and craftsmanship, the other on posh-punk rebellion, as Milan Fashion Week suddenly gathers major momentum.
The Milan women’s fashion week starts on Tuesday with a schedule of 173 events, 65of them catwalk shows, featuring the return of Cavalli, Versace and Jil Sander, MM6’s first physicalshow and many interesting new names.
Italian fashion house Cavalli said on Monday it would open a $545 million ultra-luxurious skyscraper in Dubai in collaboration with real estate developer Damac Properties, aimed at reviving the luxury brand.
On September 25, the down jacket label will unveil in Milan the new Genius collections by 11 designers, with pop star Alicia Keys headlining an online event staged concurrently in New York, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul.
Shying away from the oversize installations of previous editions, luxury labels like Gucci, Off-White and Givenchy took advantage of the Milan Design Week to showcase an array of new projects and offbeat initiatives.