Last weekend’s Ready To Wear fashion show in Milan was miraculously delicious, taking every corner of our imagination with a delightfully sweet collection. The whole palette is kept away from subtlety and remains close to the famous traditional Italian flavors – bold, strong and not one bit lacking despite the current climate.
With our previous 9-to-5 office routines hanging by a thread, home life was reimagined by more than a few designers. Tod’s photo zoom calls out with his striking knits and woven sandals; Emilio Pucci allowed us to daydream with Tomo Koizumi candy. Some designers take a different approach, teleporting to another time (or world) altogether. Versace drowned us underwater and Moschino downsized us (physically, of course) by sending dolls onto the catwalk.
Overall Milan has been a treat so far, letting us disappear into “what ifs” another time while still pondering the present moment.
Sportsmax Is Pure Punk
Grunge is a taste of choice for Sportsmax which is socially distant fashion show. Models with water-lined hair go purposefully in light-striped suits of all shapes and variations. The color orange, highlighter yellow and navy blue opal suddenly embellished collection, all of which were tied with shiny jewelry bracelets. Called “Sensual Purity,” it looks refreshing – a blend of rough and soft with a nostalgic 90s tinge.
Tod won Best Dressed Zoom Meeting
Opening with a sweet bird chirp, Tod’s creative director, Walter Chiapponi, takes the Zoom approach to his Spring 2021 outfit video. Models customize their screens before giving viewers a complete profile of their appearance, from head to toe (perfectly manicured). Against the backdrop of the majestic Villa Necchi, Chiapponi took over to upload the collection “eccentric and spontaneous, always private and definitely made by humans”.
The look alone is paired with a plush leather bag and Tod’s signature comfort-centric shoes (not too springy but comfortable for the here and now.) Revealed to the soothing voice of musician Okay Kay, the collection begs to curl up beside the roaring fire with a cup of hot chocolate.
Marni’s Collection Taking a Life of Its Own
Appropriately titled “Marnifesto” Francesco Risso gives us one day in life. With chaotic video clips strung together into live broadcast, the audience was treated to “normal people” dressed in Marni, without regret living their lives. You see someone picking ginger at their corner fruit stand, someone singing in their apartment, someone dancing at the local bodega – all participants exploring the frontiers of the new pandemic. Her outfits add to the eerie, comfortable and flashy film cheer, Marni’s collection comes to life right before our eyes.
Versace Takes Us on an Underwater Journey to “Versacepolis”
For Donatella Versace, the world is her oyster. Staged in the lost city of “Versacepolis,” the collection is the first to dive into an oceanic theme with jewels and ruffles galore. Fun and flirty, runway streamed directly Wave after wave offered appears to release serotonin. For Queen Versace, it’s simple: she wants to break the rules. “I wanted to create something disturbing, something that could resonate with what has changed in all of us. To me that means dreaming of a new world. “A world made of emerging colors and fantastic creatures and a world where we can all coexist peacefully,” he said.
Philipp Plein Knows What We Do Continue Summer
Lorena Rae’s model has important business to take care of at the opening of Philipp Plein digital presentation – Which involves stunning coastal views, megayachts and helicopters, duh. Putting all doubts about a pandemic out the door, Plein paints a pretty picture for the coming summer, one filled with the adventure of wearing clothes that befits her trademark street style. The sound of the collection roars with a touch of glamor, complete with neon leopard prints of course.
Emilio Pucci Makes Us Fall in Love by Staying at Home
Translated “Sulla Riva” or “On The Shore” in English, just as you might imagine from Pucci’s latest collection. In collaboration with Japanese designer Tomo Koizumi, the world of luxury pastels comes to life. Models prance like forest fairies, oblivious to the spell they cast silk into looks more fitting for a lazy day at home than a night out on the town. (How comfortable!) In a cutie video, a dance party ensues, showing off light clothing as Parisienne singer Cléa Vincent coaxes through her jazzy song, Lost Castle.
Moschino Pulls Our Puppet Strings
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade or in the case of designer Jeremy Scott, you make a fully decorated doll fashion show.
Every minute detail is considered, right down to the tiny barbie-sized handbag (even the fashion editors on the front row were paid attention.) So, the toy doll’s lifelike features, you can almost see it blink. The clothes themselves were somewhat polite from last season but paired with the odd, yet odd fact they were sewn onto the doll, it made the perfect combo. At the end of the show, a miniature Scott appeared with the text “I don’t speak Italian but I can speak Moschino,” written on the front of this little shirt. Mini applause rang out and I wondered — how soon a human measure would be available?
There Is No Time Like A Gift for Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani’s “Eternal Thoughts” collection fascinates us, as the appearance of both men and women is rendered so quickly video presentation – no year or era can be determined. As the first fashion show to premiere on television, viewers are treated to classic cut silhouettes and a cool color palette on Italian national TV station LA7.
Main image courtesy of Instagram /Versace