At the just concluded Milan Fashion Week, the collection that probably stood out the most and made the most headlines is the Gucci x Adidas collection. This may be because it is quite unusual to have a luxury fashion brand join hands with a largely sportswear brand for a major collection, but it may also be because, for one so unusual, it proved that seemingly mismatched brands can come together in an ‘out-of-the-box’ way and create truly revolutionary concepts.
Be that as it may, other fashion brands debuted collections that were equally as memorable. Some of the most notable ones include
On the runway for Milan Fashion Week, Prada decided to showcase a simple collection that in reality was anything but. Introducing designs from the past re-engineered to fit the present, it included the classic tank top; tailored blazers with large shoulders and some feathers on the sleeves; dropped waist skirts featuring different materials and sweaters paired with polo necks.
“This collection is about the history of women, the history of people, not the history of fashion,” Miuccia Prada said in show notes.
The entire collection by creative director Ian Griffiths is a homage to architect, dancer, textile designer, painter, and sculptor Sophie Taeuber-Arp, who, along with fellow avant-garde artists of the early 20th century, discovered and pursued a new movement: the Dada movement.
“What I wanted to express in this collection was the variety of Max Mara women. So the collection works on long and short, wide and narrow, micro and macro, and each exit in the show is an individual personality”, Griffiths said.
In the end, what makes this collection so great is how relatable the pieces are, while still maintaining a very chic, high-fashion aesthetic.
If there is one thing Moschino does not do, it is boring.
For its 2022 Fall collection, Jeremy Scott’s reimagined pieces took us on a tour of a stately home and its opulent contents. This idea has its roots in Moschino’s archives: in 1989 and 1990, Franco Moschino introduced cutlery brooches and hot-and-cold faucet handles as accents in his ready-to-wear.
From a towering grandfather clock headpiece to a silver tray bustier and a full-sized
ballroom harp as a backpack, every piece in this collection was as creative as it was unique.
After a truly remarkable moment at last year’s fashion week where she was the opening act, Joy Meribe returns this year with a majorly silky affair interspersed with fabrics containing animal and botanical motifs.
There is a lot that can be said about this simple, yet beautiful and elegant drop, and, after some of the edginess of the other fashion brand at the show, this is definitely a cooling collection for sore eyes.