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Haute Couture – Paris – Fall Winter 2018/19

Givenchy

The haute couture show paid homage to Mr Hubert of Givenchy, capturing his minimalist, graphic cuts and timeless elegance. There were pleated dresses, some cinched in at the waist with metal accessories or a metal belt, also shown were pleated dresses and some capes. Standout pieces were an entirely sequined dress, a black velvet dress, an open tail coat over trousers and a satin blouse. An emotional show with the inclusion of the voice of Givenchy’s muse Audrey Hepburn singing “Moon River”.

Christian Dior

Modern elegance and a sleek silhouette, there were dresses with winged sleeves, ribbed shoulders and distinct waists. The bustier dress with organza flowers and the tulle gowns were well fitted to the body. Also of note, were voluminous coats with bat sleeves and the pleat work on the back of the vests and sleeves.

Schiaparelli

There was an animal theme for this collection. Zebra, leopard and spotted prints re- interpreted in a modern way. There were fun hats and masks by Stephen Jones, in the form of a pink flamingo and a rabbit. Outfits of note, the appearance of Schiaparelli’s face on tunic dresses, a black velvet perforated dress and an asymmetrical sheath with a falling panel.

Maison Margiela

Outfits were voluminous and layered. The colour palette was a mix of electric pastel tones in lavender, tangerine, pistachio, mint, coral red, contrasted with black, white, gray, beige, military green and felt.  Some of the materials used were industrial padding, tapestry, felt, tights’ nylon, tweed, satin and tulle.

Sonia Rykiel

It was Sonia Rykiel’s 50th year since the launch of her label, and this was the first couture collection. Models came out strong, shirtless and braless under tuxedo jackets. Signature velour joggings were reimagined in embroidered tulle and paired up with a feathery jumper.

Chanel

There were 67 looks presented, tweed came out in soft steely colours. The classic Chanel jackets were elongated with sleeve that had elbow-length slits and ankle length skirts. Looks were also uplifted with fingerless gloves. Evening and cocktail dresses had embellished hems made from beads feathers, jewels and metallic glint.

Fendi

The shapes consisted of loose dresses, pencil skirt with small boxy jackets,  lightweight and flimsy evening gowns came with layers of tulle and fringed organza. vibrant colours with alternate hues of apricot, beige, pink, lavender and touches of black.

Giorgio Armani Privé

The collection was very elegant and consisted of 95 looks. There were fitted suits, sheath dresses, fantastically luxurious materials, shiny embroideries and feathers. The standout was the lamé suit trousers, pleated lace skirts and diamond prints.

Viktor & Rolf

25 creations were presented to celebrate their 25 years of design. All in white tones and Swarovski crystal enhanced. There were blouses with multiple bows with a Pierrot collar forming a flower with many petals and the “duvet” dress. Standout were crystals that formed words.

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Men’s Fashion Week – Milan – Spring/Summer 2019

Here are some of the key collections from the Milan menswear shows for spring/summer 2019.

Prada

Shorts were the main highlight from the Prada show. They were paired with and zipped necked tops and blazers in colours that clashed. Over-the-shoulder handbags were carried by the models who walked with confident purpose.

Neil Barrett

Yellow, brown and florals featured on lightweight trenches and sleek Hawaiian shirts. Also shown were leather short sleeve shirts. Shorts came as separates or as part of a matching floral two piece.

Marni

Familiar sports looks came out with models wearing loose fitting shirts and shorts. Many outfits mismatched with baseball sweaters and golf socks. A very casual relaxed show that was dubbed the ‘Marni Olympics’.

Fendi

The show took references from the 90s, especially with bucket hats with anorak and bomber style jackets. The predominate colours were black, brown and red. The FF Logo was printed more chunkier on shirts, trousers and jackets. a very cool luxe collection with a dark edge.

Versace

There was the return for the power suit but with a fresh reworked feel, placed over denim trousers and T-shirts with Versace printed headlines. Floral prints were mixed with wide legged jeans and mixed with neon’s. The collection was also shown along with a contemporary women’s collection.

Ermenegildo Zegna

The show was staged in an absolutely stunning location, outside the Palazzo Mondadori building, with a mirrored catwalk. The colours for the collection were pinks, yellows, blues and earth tones. There were tailored, jackets, bombers, parkas and florals.

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Milan F/W Fall Winter 2018/2019

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Gucci

The Gucci show featured 80s inspired suits, the New York Yankees logo on oversized bomber jackets and a tweed suit with NY monogrammed on it. There were also balaclavas in knit and lace and fringed embellished headpieces.

Prada 

The show had a wonderful mix of fluorescent hi-tech colours and sportswear and digital prints alongside very feminine elements, bows, flowers on tulle, sequins and corsetry. Prada’s standout pieces included strapless cocktail dresses, tweed skirts and amazing coats.

Fendi 

Silvia Venturi Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld’s collection featured skirt suits in prince of wales checks and slim tailored coats. They reintroduce the Fendi double-F logo which appeared over everything  from sweatshirts to tights to and baguette bags.

Moschino

The models were turned into Jackie Onassis and Marilyn Monroe lookalikes, the 1960s tailored cape and jacket skirt suits were the main feature of the show. Previewed at the Moschino show was Jeremy Scott’s collaboration with the illustrator Ben Frost, the selection ranged from t-shirts, jackets, caps, to covers for i-phone. The collection was animated by cartoon prints and ironic graphics that evoked pop-art.

No.21

The show opened with an embellished lingerie-like dress, worn with a parka. There were also mohair knits and lumberjack shirts worn with vinyl trousers and skirts in off-colour tones.  Notably, shrunken knits were worn with a military trouser with crystal stripes running down the side.

Tod’s

The collection of sporty leisurewear featured oversized fleeces, layered over hi tech fabric tops, worn with leather trousers and was tucked into shearling boots. Also featured soft leather in buttercup and toffee tones, leather shirt dresses and a suede tracksuit. Standout key pieces were patent leather coats, rain macs and parkas.

Sportsmax

There were wide shoulder puffer jackets, layered hi tech fabrics, sporty knitwear and jersey, contrasted with wool checks. We also saw pleated skirt and intarsia performance knitwear. Each silhouette came with a removable quilted hood, in bright yellow, green and colbalt blue on coats jackets and knitwear.

 

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Tommy Hilfiger

 

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Milan F/W Men’s Autumn/Winter 2018-19

Giorgio Armani

Tailoring was key at Armani’s show from blazers and workwear suits to shawl collar eveningwear in velvet, there were a total of 93 different looks in the whole collection. Bomber jackets and cuffed trousers, gave a more relaxed style, some of which were in velvet and faux fur coats.

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