Milan may just be the new go-to destination for the hottest fashion week shows of the season! With stunning collections and show-stopping props, the designers at MFW seem to somehow always outdo themselves. What was most notable, was our favorite labels’ ability to stay in touch with the current state of society across the globe, while still showcasing consistent and enthralling collections.
Gucci was the second designer to kick off Milan Fashion Week, however the unique show is sure to keep people talking for days to come! Said to be inspired by Donna Haraway’s 1984 essay, “A Cyborg Manifesto,” it’s pretty easy to see how the the concept translated onto the runway. The show’s venue resembled a sterile doctors office instead of the runway for a major fashion house. Maybe the severed heads, baby dragons and the token red and black Gucci mascot snake may have stole the show. Still yet, fashion elements from the winter collection such as statement necklines, mixed print looks, and gaudy embellished vintage style also dawned the catwalk reminding us of why Gucci is well.. Gucci!
Dolce and Gabbana went holy chic with a rebellious edge for their 2018 winter collection. The show preceded with a lineup of 8 black drones that flew over the runway, dedicated to Dolce’s latest “Fashion Devotion Bags.” “Breaking the boundaries between fashion and technology” as stated straight from D&G’s Instagram page. However, the looks that hit the runway had a more traditional influence, driven by the Catholic religion and the Oratorio di Santa Cita church in Palermo, Sicily; Dolce’s birthplace. Only a label like D&G can make fashion sinning look this good!
As the saying goes “Fashion always repeats itself,” and this most definitely rung true during Versace’s Winter 2018 show. Versace used old-school throwback patterns from the 80’s to reinvent new innovative looks. The collection was the perfect combination of sleek all-black ensembles and colorfully texture rich get-ups. While the looks were created for Winter you can not deny the exotic elegance of many pieces. Who’s thinking January in South Beach?
Did you have a favorite collection during Milan’s Winter 18’ Fashion Week? Written By: Dani Elle Moore@MooreDanielle | @StreetChicTV