Top labels and designers unveiled their best creations in Milan Fashion Week, one of the most anticipated events in the fashion industry.
A burst of grace and magnificence colored the most important event in Milan, Italy this September: The Milan Fashion Week 2023. The event is a celebration of unique wearable art from known brands to up and coming designers.
The Milan Fashion Week is a bi-annual event during the months of February and September. It shows runway exhibitions that present the fashion industry and its talents. The event is organized by the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana.
Celebrities from all over the world flocked to Milan as the occasion commenced from September 19 to 25.
Here are highlights from the top brands that showcased premium design and state of the art fashion pieces:
This Italian fashion house established in 1966 expressed its craft and creativity through their Spring/Summer 2024 collection.
Bottega Veneta’s show invitation for their exhibition included a brown cardboard box. A compass on a leather strap was inside with a map of the world on its face underneath the needles. According to Vogue, the collection looked like the brand was inviting everyone on a trip.
Vogue reports that Matthieu Blazy, the brand’s creative director, believes in the transportive possibilities of fashion. “It’s about what you can become after this journey as well; everything you get from a journey transforms you,” Blazy said.
Check out snippets of their one-of-a-kind pieces on the runway below:
Dolce & Gabbana
Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana, widely known as D&G, highlighted black and white ensembles during their fashion show. The models presented the brand’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection.
Reuters reported that the label’s designer duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana played with tuxedo styles, one-shouldered dresses made from cropped jackets, see-through lace dresses, trouser suits, and black jackets worn with micro shorts.
Aside from their black and white theme, they also laced their fashion pieces with bows, ruffles and floral embroidery.
Here are some of the collection’s standouts:
Gianni Versace’s very own label mostly produced checkered outfits when they graced the Milan Fashion Week.
Models wore collarless jackets, pastel-colored short dresses, boxy satin jackets with billowy shorts, denim, skirt suits, and shiny evening dresses. To top it all off, models accentuated their outfits with flat ballerina shoes and hair bows.
Here’s the Versace’s Spring/Summer 2023 catwalk highlights:
Prada has been known as a label that emphasizes elevated simplicity and grounded basics. It continued to stay true to its name by providing modern ensembles with hints of minimalism on their Spring/Summer 2024 collection.
L’officiel USA reported that Prada’s collection was a lesson on structure versus fluidity, with their crisp collared shirts paired with fringe-like skirt overlays, midi dresses with boxy silhouettes, and formal workwear tops combined with sheer skirts.
The collection also highlighted plays on textures and gave them a youthful touch without straying from the trademark style of the brand.
Check the some of the best of Prada’s collection below:
“In Rome, there is an elegance in ease and not caring what anybody else thinks,” Jones said. “That is real luxury. In this collection, I wanted to reflect that.”
Fendi’s collection contained feminine tones with masculine tailoring with their oversized car coats, deconstructed knits that were repurposed as asymmetric dresses, and satin column dresses. Earth tones, baby blue, and sunset orange-colored themes graced the runway as well. Jones also placed the FF logo pattern in the jewelry and clothing of the models.
The catwalk also featured Fendi bags such as the Peekaboo, Baguette, and Origami.
Here are the highlights from Fendi’s collection:
Banner photo from Fendi’s Instagram @fendi.