What a run Milan fashion week has been! It almost felt like a marathon (in a good way of course), with fashion shows, presentations and appointments piling up during the 3-day event in the fashion capital of Italy.
I really enjoy Milano Moda Uomo and I find it one of the strongest fashion weeks, with names such as the local Fendi, Gucci and Canali mixing with international names such as Vivienne Westwood, Bally and Christian Louboutin, all showcasing in beautiful Palazzos, and private showrooms.
As always, doing a re-cap can be nice, as It’s good to put it all in one post and see it merge together in a celebration of the things we have seen! Fashion week is literally all about showcasing, but for us journalists, bloggers and illustrators, it’s about finding new trends, inspiration and re-educating the eye.
Bally swiss, for example, was a brand that surprised me even more this season; I knew they were a solid strong fashion company, but this SS17 was just exquisite, with accessories such as the bags, and the shoes featuring embroidered alpinestars (followed also on jeans, hats and jackets) and a RTW with a real fashion forward edge.
Shoe brands such as Santoni, Edhen by fellow bloggers Filippo Fiora and Filippo Ciurilli, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin all presented different yet elegant shoes, for the day time and the evening.
Edhen was particularly impressive (congrats guys!), with colourful slippers, moccasins and trainers that would be loved and worn by the dandy gentleman, or the fashion sporty guy.
Christian Louboutin also did an impressive presentation during Day 3, with a location that was out of the ordinary, we managed to enjoy cars, nice chilled drinks and what Mr Louboutin does best. Extravagant shoes with studs all featuring the lush red sole. Pony-skin back packs, and animal inspired prints were all part of the collection.
Jimmy Choo on the other hand, took its inspiration from the rock-n-roll era, with fringes, studs and leather all being part of the collection. I particularly loved the fringed sandals, and espadrilles featuring the crocodile texture.
Walking away a bit from the shoe department, Ermanno Scervino pulled away from the Catwalk schedule this season and instead decided to showcase a presentation in their showroom near Montenapoleone. The SS17 was in fact really impressive; with feline silhouettes and elements shown on sweaters. Jackets and the sartorial elements were also the prime focus for the brand; all made of premium quality fabrics and featuring prints that were very unexpected. It was great to be able to see the collection worn by models so up close, that’s for sure!
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