“A woman’s dress should be a like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view” – Sophia Loren
There are a few things that Italy does really, really well. Food is one, and fashion is most definitely another.
With Milan Fashion Week recently wrapping and behind us again for another year, Revoir takes a look at the week that was. Here are three of the (many) highlights!
Food and fashion. As per above, these are two of our favourite gifts from Italy – and this year’s FW combined both, by kicking off with a lunch hosted by the Italian prime minister. We LOVE that Italy is very much - and very publicly - getting behind one of its biggest industries. Food also featured in designs, with Dolce & Gabbana sending delightfully glossy prints of ice cream, pasta, pizza, and even fish down the runway as a nod to their southern DNA.
Girl power. Versace’s show has been heralded as a call to arms for women. With a diverse casting of models, and pieces that could work for an office or a bar, Donatella Versace gave us a smart, interesting collection. Marni did the same, showing designs that are elegant as well as intelligent, looking forward rather than backwards – and offering fashion that was designer for the wearer rather than the watcher.
The whole spectrum. From the deceptively simple designs seen at Missoni to the luxury that Bottega Veneta is famous for, and from the casual, boho vibes at Etro to the super chic lady-like style of Salvatore Ferragamo - Milan had every occasion and every style covered.
The off-runway fashion. As much as we love seeing the true professionals in action, watching the street style in Milan over the course of Fashion Week is like a sport. True locals and lovers of fashi donned understated floral dresses and sandals, showing a relaxed approach to fashion, whilst fashion bloggers proved a complete juxtaposition by changing outfits regularly and parading the streets in the hopes of being photographed.
We can’t wait to see what the final of the big four – Paris – has in store for us!