We've handpicked a selection of our preferred styles showcased during Milan Fashion Week, featuring top designers like Prada and Gucci. This highly anticipated season has certainly lived up to its expectations.
Prada's SS24 Womenswear show took on a liquid-like display, a straight formation of silver-pink slime gracefully obscuring the audience's view from a single vantage point. The cascade of the silver-pink slime created a distinct character and served as a strong backdrop for models to showcase the new collection on. From dark toned oversized jackets with a cinched waist courtesy of black leather belts to gold foiled skirts, tassles, layering and more. The show as always was highly anticipated and did not disappoint.
The 'Gucci ancora' show, with the brand clearing its Instagram slate just a week prior. According to De Sarno the new Gucci creative director, 'Ancora' signifies more than 'again'; it conveys personal joy in what one still possesses. This marked a significant departure from Michele's maximalism, evident from the outset. The collection debuted with sleek black-and-white short suits and mini shift dresses, embracing clean lines and refined silhouettes. With structured tailoring and patent leather, a sporty, streetwear essence emerged, featuring oversized hoodies and casual white trainers. Indigo, low-slung, baggy jeans made an appearance, tapping into the Noughties revival. The Iconic Gucci handbags remained true to their classic heritage, except for a few bedazzled renditions.
Matthieu Blazy's fourth collection for Bottega Veneta marked a departure from his initial Italian-inspired trilogy of shows. On a sprawling world map adorned with whimsical illustrations, Blazy ventured into the world of travel, both real and imaginary. He envisioned an 'odyssey' where the protagonist gathers inspiration from global journeys—a journey of self-discovery, transformation, and escape. The collection commenced with a holiday-goer sporting a knitted swimsuit, a woven beach bag, and a pinstripe shirt. It then traversed through various travelers, from corporate commuters lost in reverie to the 'castaway style' donning woven dresses.
Dolce & Gabbana
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana continued their exploration of house codes with the 'Woman' collection, drawing inspiration from the art of lingerie, a long-standing fascination for the duo. In a palette dominated by black and white, body-hugging sheer dresses unveiled intricate lace undergarments, while nods to stockings, including a novel flat pointed boot styled like tights, paid homage to the women of 'old Sicily.' The collection masterfully balanced tailored pieces with flou, featuring wide-shouldered tuxedo jacket influences and ethereal layered polka dot dresses.