Milano Moda Uomo AW18 has come to an end for another season, and I have to say that I have been having mixed feelings on the future of menswear in Milan this time around, certainly there were still big brands showing their latest collections such as Versace, Prada and Fendi, but somehow it felt like mens fashion week is slowly shrinking, season by season, in big capitals like London and Milano (Paris so far, has been more or less unchanged)
Either because brands decided to join their menswear collection with the main womenswear line (A-la Gucci) or decided to have a small presentation instead of the showy runway show, it did feel definitely more quiet than usual.
On a good note, I was able to attend still some shows, like Diesel Black Gold (very street wear with lots of leather jackets and all things Diesel) and Dirk Bikkembergs (have a look on our fashion week section for full review) but also newcomers such as Federico Curradi, which offered an amazing collection full of relaxed silhouettes, soft fabrics and an elegant colour palette (photos below / 1&2) and Manchester based brand Represent, which also showed at Via Tortona 58, and showcased a range of street style clothing, with lots of denim jackets, puffer coats and plaid shirts.
Presentation wise, Cifonelli presented a great FW18 range, with pieces featuring luxurious winter cloths, incredible blazers and overcoats with different checks and prints. How can I forget mentioning about Marni re-see? Sometimes, checking the garments from up close makes a whole lot of difference, and I had the pleasure to do a re-see at the Marni showspace, my favourite item? Possibly the jacket featuring the monkey/banana illustration! I know where my money will be going next year.
All photos below were taken during the events