Milan Fashion Week 2018: Best Instagrams
From a nude woman hanging from the hands of a man, encased in an aluminium structure, at Alberta Ferretti to the ‘new royalty’ on display at Versace, Milan Fashion Week was all about the strength between the sexes. Incase you missed it, here’s our top 10 Instagrams of the shows. Image: @bof @sonnyphotos of @prada
Set in the new Rem Koolhaas extension to the Prada Foundation, the stage was set for Miuccia Prada's show with black-mirrored floor and broody cityscape illuminated by neon Prada signs. Before the models appeared, a drone fluttered overhead to record the audience reaction and then it began: sumptuous fluorescent colors, strapless cocktail dresses with corporate ID cards attached and mega volume bags contrasted with tweeds and construction worker vests. Image: @bof @sonnyphotos
Models walked through an operating theatre stage set adorned with surgical lights, while Alessandro Michele designs for Gucci's FW 2018 ranged from sequin embellished soft tulle cocktail dresses, to the more controversial headscarfs. It was an eclectic mix- folk dresses and Chinese pyjamas mixed with NY, 80s powersuits. The accessories were equally inventive, from architecture hats to knitted and lace balaclavas and a baby dragon. Image: @gucci
A futuristic, 1960's Jackie Onassis/Pan Am flight attendant was the inspiration for Jeremy Scott Moschino FW18 collection. It was delightful and ridiculous (a Scott trademark) with Bella and Gigi Hadid looks posing the eternal question: are you a Jackie or are you a Marilyn? Image: @nicolaserafiniphotography
A stylish dog walk was the theme at Tod’s. Gigi Hadid opened the runway show cradling a Boston terrier puppy, while other models carried cute spaniels and chihuahuas. Oversized fleeces and shearling boots were luxuriously crafted in buttercup and toffee tones. It set the tone for next autumn.
Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturi's vision for Fendi was all about powerful woman. The collection felt like a romantic uniform, think tailored coats and skirt suits in prince of wales checks with the reintroduction of the Fendi double-F logo appearing over accessories galore.
British designer Paul Surridge presented his second collection for Roberto Cavalli, which was inspired by Sharon Stone’s character, Catherine Tramell, in Basic Instinct. Coming from a background in menswear the tailoring was on-point and, of course, there was lots and lots of animal print. Image: gorunwaybackstage
Taking over Milan’s historical Royal Palace- a stones throw away from the Duomo- the theme of Versace’s show was ‘new royalty’ and ‘clans’. Sexy and powerful, Imaan Hammam cinched leather dress stole the show. Image: @coreytenold for @voguemagazine
It was Emilio Pucci’s second runway season operating without a creative director. The LVMH-owned house contrasted its brand image- which has always been associated with the European jet set- for its lesser-known American heritage (Marilyn Monroe was a big Pucci fan) Highlights were in the detailing, archive prints were splashed all over bags, knee-high boots, puffer scarves, quilted outerwear and lingerie piece. Image: @gorunwaybackstage
Set in the Armani/Silos fashion and art museum in south Milan, Giorgio Armani’s show was “an ode to coexistence as opposed to exclusion”. While the collection ranged from sparkly cocktail dresses to knitted cardigans, his signature sophisticated simplicity was strong throughout. Image: @giocondaandaugust
Lorenzo Quinn's work 'Gravity' hung in the middle of the runway at Rotonda della Besana for Alberta Ferretti. 1980s inspired, there was lots of sequins and big shoulders at play but we loved the rustic autumnal tones glamorous 1960’s eye flicks. Image: @blaancapadilla