Marni Spring/Summer 2017
Nautical ropes, drawstrings, and other outdoorsy elements have been a thing on the Milan runways. Consuelo Castiglioni took it one step further by adding giant fanny pack hip extenders—although these weren’t so much “packs” as they were full-on bags. Not a bad idea if you’re on some rustic days-long trek through the wilderness, but in
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Spring/Summer 2017
What is Lorenzo Serafini’s philosophy? Romanticism infused with references to things past. Serafini is known for his affinity for antiquing and often finds inspiration in pieces he’s picked up from antique dealers around the globe. But this season, he dove into relics of the not so distant past—Brooke Shields in The Blue Lagoon was his reference point
Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2017
Playing within the lines is what Rodolfo Paglialunga continued to do for Jil Sander, this being his second year at the helm. While Sander’s school of minimalism was fulfilled throughout via clean and simple silhouettes, Paglialunga introduced a few new motifs for Spring ’17.
Blumarine Spring/Summer 2017
“Letting go to explore the desert, under the sun, with a hat, in glaring heat: a romantic, rebellious idea,” read the show notes at Blumarine. Tina Modotti, the glamorous Italian photographer, model, and revolutionary activist was also an influence for this collection. Modotti died from congestive heart failure after leaving a dinner party hosted by
Antonio Marras Spring/Summer 2017
It was the show that went on and on and on and on—Antonio Marras must have hibernated all year crafting the Spring collection he presented in Milan. For inspiration, he cited Malick Sidibé’s photos of people celebrating in Bamako, Mali in the ’60s, when the African state gained its independence. Marras’ men’s and women’s collections received the same treatment, a
Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2017
Gigi Hadid and Lauren Hutton! Two iconic blonde beauties walked arm-in-arm down the runway at Bottega Veneta. What better way to illustrate Bottega Veneta’s timeless appeal? Not to mention, the brand is celebrating its 50th anniversary (as Tomas Maier his 15th year at the helm) and Hadid and Hutton were born roughly 50 years apart. Hadid strolled out in
Naomi Campbell Walks Versace’s Spring 2017 Show
Supermodels on parade! There was Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima, Irina Shayk, Edie Campbell, Jourdan Dunn, Mariacarla Boscono, and Romee Strijd, to name just a few, but it was Naomi Campbell who remained the ultimate show-stopper.
Milan Fashion Week: Giorgio Armani, Emilio Pucci, Etro & More
Giorgio Armani Charmani! That funny linguistic blend of words was the title of Giorgio Armani’s Spring 2017 show. So what is Charmani? “A neologism that captures the essence of a style that has its coherence rooted in continuous evolution. Charm, in the sense of elegance and sensuality, but also of magic and femininity,” according to a press statement
Tod’s Spring 2017
Tod's new ad campaign for the season is all about "Timeless Icons," including the likes of Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin, Bianca Jagger, Jean Shrimpton, Twiggy, Ali MacGraw, and Lauren Hutton as inspiration—a book on Tod's timeless icons is due out in January. Those women served as the backdrop on a big black and white tableaux vivant for Tod's Spring 2017 show in Milan.
Prada Spring 2017
Miuccia Prada seriously pared things down this season, and she dove into the present rather than explore the history of women. Last year Prada’s profits plunged by 28 percent according to Business Insider, so Miuccia may have been looking to keep things simple and sellable. Well, it worked. To wit: There were splendidly chic Chinois pajama-style eveningwear, the most