Milan Fashion Week Archive

14 Spring Runway Looks With Michelle Obama's Name on Them

Michelle Obama might be a busy woman, but she’s definitely got time to shop. In fact, the FLOTUS knows the importance of power dressing. That doesn’t just mean she’s got the right suits for business affairs or appropriately modest gowns for state dinners. Michelle also dresses based on her location. When she’s in London, she chooses designers like Mary Katrantzou, Preen, and Peter Pilotto, who …

Fashion’s old guard are right to fear the blogger | David Mitchell

Live by the sword, die by the sword. That’s what Vogue.com’s senior editors should be thinking at the moment. Ruefully, if they can do that without exacerbating wrinkles. Last week they were simply going about their business disparaging and belittling people – just a normal day at the office for those who professionally sit in judgment on what others are wearing – when they got …

Sporty evening sandals and bare ribs: Milan fashion week’s messages

1 Gucci: because this is the show defining what we really wear No, I’m not winding you up. And, yes, I’m talking about that Gucci show, the one with the orange fur coat with the zebras and the red leather jacket with the pussybow collar. Gucci has changed how we dress. I’ve been watching the off-catwalk fashion – not so much the peacocky Anna Dello …

In Milan, Fashion on Repeat

MILAN, Italy — Do we really need fashion weeks, at least in the way they are currently conceived and broadcasted? The question kept hammering through my head at Milan Fashion Week. The event was certainly no smash hit, nor did it offer a smorgasbord of new ideas. But all the hammering hasn’t resulted in a definitive answer. I have lived in the fashion world long …

Prada SS17 Mixes Intellectualism With Miles of Ostrich Feathers

A highlight of the Milan Fashion Week schedule, Prada unveiled its SS17 collection in the vast intergalactic space hangar that is its HQ’s show space. In typical Prada style, the house’s look was based on clashing prints and awkward-cool styling. Plaid blazers, box-pleated skirts, wrap pencil skirts, turtle necks and tons of those aforementioned print combos made for big geek chic vibes — which is Prada’s bread …

Dolce and Gabbana makes a tilt at Generation Z

At the closing of Milan fashion week, Dolce and Gabbana looked to the future with a collection that boldly goes for the pocket of Generation Z. When the show began it was just that, a show, featuring a stage set straight out of a 1980s Top Of The Pops (palm trees and a sign reading “Tropico Italiano”) plus street dancers who came out of the …

Dolce & Gabbana's Tropico Italiano

MILAN, Italy — Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana entitled their collection Tropico Italiano, but it had only to do with the feisty set-up, complete with palm trees and coconut vendors, not with the clothes. After all, the two designers have already found their own tropic, a while ago: Sicily, and in general the south of Italy, with its joyous spirit, burgeoning sensuality and endless melange of everything …

The Street Style at Milan Fashion Week May Be the Best Yet

With two cities under their belts, the style set arrived in Milan looking ready to conquer another Fashion Week. While London gave way to quirky, preppy ensembles and New York was a lesson in high-fashion-meets-downtown, Milan is filled with femininity and frivolity. It’s fashion for the sake of fashion — Gucci logos, more day dresses than denim, and heels everywhere you look. Suffice it to …

Ermanno Scervino: From Madames to Mademoiselles

MILAN, Italy — The Ermanno Scervino take on femininity is sensual and eminently ladylike. So much so that despite the label’s utter sophistication, as well as the couture-like quality of its production, it is sometimes impossible to tell one season from the next. Today’s show was Scervino’s best in a while. The goings, finally, got lighter, while the label’s ladylike styles took a fresh, girly slant. It …

Your Street Style Field Guide From NYC to Paris

Location, location, location — with each Fashion Week destination comes a distinct look. After studying up on the street style of seasons past, we’ve come to our own conclusions about the fashion crowd’s street style M.O. from NYC to London, Milan, and Paris. Dressing the part in NYC might mean outfitting yourself with a downtown-cool vibe and this season’s It bag. But that’s not really …