An electrical outage at Marni’s new show space in Via Umbria meant the models had to strut for the audience in complete silence, but for the beat of the camera flashes. The quietness turned out to be eerily prescient. It was the perfect complement to a collection that roared on its own.
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The designers were inspired this time by ancient Sicilian temples, including the region’s coins and decorations–all of which featured into the collection, sometimes more literally than others. Feminine dresses were printed with lithography of temple ruins and Sicilian ceramics, or adorned with three-dimensional almond tree flowers inspired by the Sicilian scenery.
Massimo Giorgetti is swiftly rising to the coveted status of Milan’s hottest young designer. In just a few short seasons, he has run circles around both emerging designers and beacons of luxury ready-to-wear with his fresh, fun approach.
Angela Missoni titled her spring show ‘pop’n’xotic fantasy’, a hybrid term for a programme that mixed and matched patterns, colours and themes. The silhouette may have begun with the slim contours of a long pencil, but Missoni quickly brought in the wrapped constructions of Indian saris and Indonesian sarongs.
Salvatore Ferragamo creative director Massimiliano Giornetti ticked every box that could possibly be necessary for the discerning clientele of this Florentine luxury leather goods house. At its core, the collection was tame and toned down.
Nothing better to close our Fashion Week at Milan than, Giorgio Armani. It was also MFW’s last big show, which probably had a lot of people relieved, whether they were headed home or to Paris. Armani didn’t go experimental the way some designers have this season but rather, he went in a light, fluid, and relaxed direction.