As the Italian fashion centre dusts off the remnants of the crazy fashion week it hosted, we editors have just been waiting to see the looks that adorned the runways in Milan. Dolce & Gabbana, Tod’s, and Versace, among others, definitely outdid themselves this year, marking 2018 as, arguably, one of the best years for MFW.
Dolce & Gabbana
Whether it was the looks that mesmerized you or the set, which was an homage to the baroque Oratorio di Santa Cita church, it is undeniable that this Fall 2018 ready-to-wear collection had a few catholic undertones to it. From the explicit patterns to the literal words ‘fashion sinner’, the brand’s statement on identity politics was definitely well received.
When we say that high fashion is art, Gucci definitely understood that. Perhaps a commentary on the way today’s culture affects our self-growth, the designers of this collection took an artistic, and arguably creepy, approach. After all, Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s creative director, stated that ‘We are the Dr. Frankenstein of our lives’.
A collection filled with shearling, suede, leather, earthy tones, and wait what’s that – dogs? Tod’s generally preppy image was challenged by a few sportier and baggier pieces. With stunning trench coats and Gigi Hadid in its lineup of A-list models, it’s hard to dislike the collection.
A hint to classics, this collection featured quite a bit of pleated skirts, tartan prints (hello, Clueless, simple black pieces, and a whole lot of street style glamour. If you like 80s fashion, you’ll love this Donatella Versace signed collection.
Both fitted pieces and unisex items adorned the Salvatore Ferragamo runway in Milan. Earthy tones and minimalist pieces, typical of the brand, accompanied smoky eyes and messy, simplistic hairdos. The all red ensemble is our personal favorite.
Leopard print, hello! While the debate over whether or not leopard is tacky or timeless remains, Max Mara sure knows how to turn the print into something bigger than nature. Maximalism at its finest, the monochromatic collection and its hints of red was refreshing to see at MFW.
Armani’s iconic ‘greige’ made an appearance, alongside dusty rose pieces — and the most intricate statement earrings. Rather conservative at first glance, the simplistic oversized over-wear contrasted beautifully with the variety of textiles and materials in the accessories.