Oh, Milan. Milan has always had a very special place in my heart as it's my hometown, so I naturally get excited about this specific FW, but this year it was even more emotional. The Fashion Capital has claimed it's name back, the way it knows best how to: with craftsmanship, intelligence and creativity.
Dolce & Gabbana is always one of the most emotional shows for me because of the many Italy references and the show atmosphere is always exactly like my families Christmas dinner. Literally like my family dinners, I mean the pasta printed on the dress is really just the more elegant version of my grandmas pasta ending up on her dress!! Highlights included embellished jeans and shirts with ruffled bolero shirts. Needless to say, right up my alley.
Gucci. Pink lights, smoke machines and Florence & The Machine reading out William Blake's "song of innocence and experience". It's like you entered an all-girls club for creative brainiacs aka the hub for eccentrics.
Ruffles , ruffles, ruffles in all kinds of colours and fabrics paired with latex stocking and heeled sandals. God, I hope I have the courage to ever pull that off!
Miuccia Prada is always one of the designers that has the most relevant stories behind her collection! She said she used to always look into the past, but this year she wanted to celebrate the elegance in the present, whilst still maintaining her signature 20s / 30s style and quirky prints. Brava.
Marni was great in juxtaposition with all of the other extravagant shows. It was minimalistic in it's colours, but not in it's cuts. The pockets looked exactly like those german bike side bags which remind me way way too much of my (german) school. Favourite pieces were the safari jackets and tunics knotted at the waist.
Milano, bentornata x