by Jessica Gaertner - February 28, 2022 Fashion News
Here we go again. It’s officially week three of fashion month. Milan has been my favourite week of the fall/winter 2022 collections so far, and it definitely has been a challenge narrowing down my favourite looks from my favourite shows to just 5!
This was the new creative director of the brand, Matthieu Blazy’s, debut show and he breathed new life into the brand. Reporters have said that the runway images are deceivingly simple, and that in reality, the amount of detail and precision that went behind the collection was impeccable. This intricacy can be admired in the detail shots from the runway.
Kim Jones paid tribute to previous Fendi collections that were designed by the late Karl Lagerfeld. He wanted to create a sense of lightness, and that was brought to life in the fabrics and textures of the collection.
“Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana make a point of embracing new technologies and forms of media. There was the famous fall 2009 show when bloggers replaced editors in the front row, the season when influencers swapped their seats for the runway, and another when drones modeled handbags. In 2022 everyone’s talking about the metaverse. Dolce and Gabbana transported us there with their backdrop, a virtual world of neon skyscrapers, D&G graffiti, and scantily clad cyber avatars”. – Nicole Phelps
It’s the first time in two years that Gucci has returned to the Milan runway! Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, focused around the theme of gender fluidity in this collection. His reason being that maybe society is a little less advanced when it comes to loosening the definitions between masculinity and femininity as we may think, and therefore wanted to make it a focal point of the collection.
Hands down my favorite collection to be shown during Milan Fashion Week. The colours, textures, silhouettes and creativity behind it was just above and beyond my expectations. I have a strong feeling I may be very poor soon due to having to add a few of these key pieces to my wardrobe this winter!
A show that always has everyone on their toes due to its unparalleled level of creativity and unique motivations. Here Jeremy Scott stayed true to form and this collection had everyone talking about more than just fashion.
“Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine is prompting a lot of discussion: What’s fashion’s role in a crisis like this? What’s the correct tone to strike on the runway? Should designers provide an escape? A balm? A rallying cry? Jeremy Scott, who found himself the closer on a day when all anyone could talk about was the outbreak of war 1,000 miles away (Milan is to Kyiv as New York City is to Minneapolis), opted for escape.” – Nicole Phelps
The collection was made up of a combination of elements. Masculine jackets that were embellished with faux furs and feathers; the label’s original ‘ugly’ prints from the 90s, and combinations of pieces being paired together in the most unlikely ways.