The Dolce & Gabbana Spring ready-to-wear show was a good vantage point for observing how the old-fashioned runway system is being questioned—pushed by digital technology to the brink of falling apart.Here to say that Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce were the first enthusiasts of the changing media – live-streaming, bloggers on front row-while also becoming pioneers of the excessively luxuriant “experiential” travel habit and this has now taken over the summer schedule.Anyway, they have been Italian fashion’s best advocates for bringing the outside in and in outside- thanks to the invention of mobile phone cameras, all this details, movement, history, and exuberance can be captured, shared and treasured by all. But back to their spring/summer collection.This was a traditional show. After the real dancers, came the models, walking single file, not much smiling. The looks are demonstrated all of the values of the „Italianate“ house, the prints on the dresses , like a pasta, seafood, gelato and tomatos ( pomodori pelati) and same time the incredible embellishment of the sequined, toy soldier glittering military jackets.
There were infinite variations of the same entertaining but overplayed theme in Dsquared2 spring/summer 2017 collection. Denim and the fabulous tops and jackets, the following look blended ripped denim jeans defined by sequin and top with Swarovski peppered, leopard print leg-of-mutton sleeves against a dark body with an engraved crest, there was a glorious recklessness in the bags piled upon bags and the heaped layering of ribboned jewelry on glinting sparkle and animal snarl. Too chic the new Dsquared2 but we love it! Keep rocking!
Versace S/S 2017 is about the nylon techno fabrics which are threaded with drawstrings, pulled and ruched into a couple of asymmetrically sexy dresses in green and navy blue.Is about rainwear chopped into an awesome jacket and matching miniskirt diagonally bisected with snaps; leather blouson with souped-up nylon track pants.Versace is a Naomi Campbell on the runway.
But first see the collection, the show review will be posted later.
With her Spring/Summer 2017 collection Miuccia Prada decided to simplify, declutter, and de-intellectualize the nowadays fashion Backstage she said: “Instead of exploring the history of women, which I have for a while, I decided to take care of now, the present, and trying to find elegance.”There were many reminders of Prada’s taste down the years, like her permanent passion for a 20-30s Deco-graphic print on a midi dress, but what is really stood out were Prada’s extravagant marabou trimmings on stoles, smothering envelope bags and fluffing up necklines.With this collection Prada shows us various definitions of the way a woman can be. “A new way of elegance” -the words she used to describe her particular offering.
Plein’s set was a pastiche: of Lewis Carroll magic mushrooms, of a giant garden troll with “pimp” spelled out across his shirt and Plein’s double-P logo on his hat, of ice cream trucks, of a bare-chested landscaper, and of sudsed-up shirtless car wash men. A quartet of young kids scampered around eating candy and knocking over a lamppost, oblivious to the NC-17 lyrics on the sound system. The handymen who fixed that lamppost wore shirts. Giant carnival swings towered over it all. Every Plein’s show is an event, He had a roller coaster on his Fall 2015 runway. A year before that he hired Rita Ora to emerge from a smoking car and sing “Facemelt.” This time it was Fergie and friends who kicked things off, propped up on the back of a low-rider convertible.
Gucci show space was glittered with mirrored sequins that moved and reflected, the curvy runway was marked with Gucci Web strip and stars. The music and the mood, the models in the colourful dresses, all this makes Alessandro Michele’s Gucci show at the beggining of Milan Fashion Week to the best show of Fashion Month.
Gucci sets exotic, colorful Pre-Fall adsvertising campaign.Flamingos roaming in a glass-domed aviary on colorful carpets, surrounded by lush plants and models posing on floral sofas, contribute to a visually rich set.
Photographer Glen Luchford portrayed a group of models, including Nicole Atieno, Polina Oganicheva, Eva Minaeva, Laura Hagested, Lia Pavlova, Fionnan Michael Byrne-Perkins, Elie Van Ravels, Anton Tofgart and Lucas Dambros, posing in a mood of easy camaraderie.
Styled by Jane How, the men’s and women’s models sport a range of outfits from the brand’s pre-collection designed by creative director Alessandro Michele.Key motifs from Alessandro Michele’s latest collection for the house include some beautifully ridiculous shaggy loafers, embroidered backpacks, and a whole ton of lavish, fantastical graphics.
photos by Photo by Glen Luchford . Courtesy of Gucci