Another fashion week kicked off the season with Gucci opening proceedings on Day one of Milan Men’s Fashion Week where the Italian house showcased a collection created without former creative director Alessandro Michele who has been with Gucci since 2002. Gucci didn’t take the opportunity to announce a new successor for Michele, and focused instead on solely the men’s collection designer by the brand’s in-house team to reflect the 1980s when it comes to sportswear, while keeping a simple aesthetic going for the relaxed tailoring in the ready-to-wear looks.
On Day 2 Fendi rolled out another very subdued palette in Milan with added splashes of curiosity such as with the asymmetric necklines, interesting bags, and plenty of silk and cashmere. Dolce & Gabbana kept the colour tones somewhat limited as well, playing mostly in monochrome but daring a little further in Milan with corsets and sparkly suits.
Prada was the main highlight of Day 3 when Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons showed their collection including parkas, duffle coats and overcoats, plus oversize bomber jackets, as well as more than 10 grey suits just to remind you of the shade of the season again. Prada’s vast collection features accessories, footwear, and bags too.
Giorgio Armani’s show at the House’s own headquarters on Day 4 ran to a composed piano soundtrack, with a collection that was inspired by Milan’s architecture and in particular the city’s atriums and courtyards. With grey and taupe tones dominating it was a classic showing from Giorgio Armani continuing the theme in Milan this season.