Catching Up On London/Milan Fashion
"I wanted to get away from the idea of a strict season. We cater to a global audience, particularly online, and many of them are living in different continents, so the concept of seasons makes a lot less sense," Bailey said after the show, staged Tuesday, Sept. 21, the penultimate day of London Fashion Week.
I loved this entire show, I have to say the highlights were the jackets. Every one had their own style and were the focal point of most of the pieces! From padded biker jackets, to faux snakeskin trenches I would die for one of these jackets!
Milan fashion week kicked off on the 22cd with a show from Gucci. "I got inspired by Morocco, when I was there shooting our ad campaign," said the designer.
Boy could you tell! With bright colored chiffon, dimpled short skirts, Mediterranean cocktail dresses, and a woven ethnic dress this was a loud show.
"It's a geometric collection in soft materials, makes the whole thing float, and then, after all this beige, there was a need for color, which is why we used the bright colors seen at sunset," Fendi's creative director Karl Lagerfeld said post show.
There were a lot of menswear in feminine fabrics happening at the Fendi show and I kind of loved it. From the shift dresses, asymmetrical skirts, woven leather skirts, and the finale rubber cocktail dress this was different.
"It was about Latin ladies but in an unconventional way. And them enjoying a great vacation," explained Prada.
The show consisted of nautical colors, broad striped tops and jackets and typical groundbreaking Prada accessories. Last season we saw the chandelier shoe and this year it was bizarre platforms. The show was finished out with sombreros and large sunglasses in twisted shapes. Of course.
"I'm an operatic Italian woman, so I need emotion in my collections and my shows," said Versace backstage post-show.
This show was to die for, simply put. White suits, transparent strips, vertical stripe prints of bold colors, into Grecian pieces. Versace is always going to be presenting fashion loud and proud. This show was no different.