The fashion party continues as we wrap up our third fashion week of the season in Milan. Typical of the Italian circuit, the top powerhouses and a collective of exciting emerging designers met us with some iconic looks throughout the week that we simply can’t get off our heads.
This season marked Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada’s first-ever bow together since the announcement of their co-creative partnership back in February 2020. Kim Jones debuted his first in-person runway for Fendi’s ready-to-wear, and Dua Lipa made her runway debut not only opening but closing the Versace show. With all the excitement, of course, the runways in Milan were a glorious fashion spectacular. Before we pack our bags and head to the City of Lights for our last iteration of fashion week ahead, check out some of GRAZIA‘s favorite looks from Milan Fashion Week.
The Italian heritage label took us to the coast of Italy for a beachy-inspired collection. Set on the backdrop of the ocean, the collection presented stunning looks in a muted oceanside palette with pops of lavender and pink. Harem pants made an oh-so chic comeback in silk and chiffon.
For their first co-directed IRL runway titled “Seduction, Stripped Down,” Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons didn’t disappoint. Notes of expressive femininity merged with classic silhouettes, notably jackets embellished with corset laces and vibrant hues. Prada opted for pointy kitten heels to complete the look, perfect for easing us back into wearing heels.
The only thing more iconic than Dua Lipa opening and closing the show o the beat of her own soundtrack is Dua Lipa in a rendition of Versace’s iconic safety pin suit dress.
Butterfly silhouettes are back–but did they ever leave? Blumarine is that Y2K cool-girl brand that Gen Z can’t get enough of–just see TikTok. The butterfly makes its way throughout the collection in the form of statement necklaces, belt buckles, and of course, there had to be tie-on tops.
The Rome-based designer is a newcomer to Milan Fashion Week. Offering an exciting and spontaneous approach to timeless Italian tradition, Quira exaggerates classic silhouettes with a modern twist.
Inspired by author Françoise Sagan, Max Mara transforms workwear classics like fisherman smocks, mechanics overalls, and construction worker pants for a chic runway-appropriate collection.
MM6 MAISON MARGIELA
Extroverted and eclectic would be two words to explain the MM6 Maison Margiela SS22 collection. The collection celebrates life’s return to bars, restaurants, and streets; of the surreal, cinematic experience of seeing faces from different walks of life once again come together all in one place. Opera gloves continue to make a comeback presented in the same shade as the pair of Marigolds you use for doing the dishes swoon dazzling satin evening dresses.
Veronica Etro is ready to hit the raves, and so are we as long as we get to wear Etro’s latest collection. The denim and fabric pant combo is definitely gen z and hippie approved.
Is the label known for its signature minimalistic look… leaving minimalism behind? Updating the modern woman’s office wardrobe, the collection rid itself of its structured suiting and opted for relaxed and oversized fit uniforms. Entirely fitting after a year in comfy-chic leisurewear.
Fausto Puglisi dug into the Roberto Cavalli archives and came out with the labels iconic ’70s animal prints. Obviously, with an immense appreciation to the heritage of Cavalli, Puglisi’s Cavalli girl is unapologetically sexy and fun. The collection “shouts ‘I’m the party.'” said the show notes, and oh can we hear it.
Kim Jones has defined a new era for Fendi while still paying homage to its decade-old heritage. For his first in-person runway show, Jones presented a collection that nodded to the ’70s with Studio 54-worthy dresses and drew inspired by famed fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez, a friend of his Fendi predecessor, Karl Lagerfeld.
Flowy draped chiffon, easy crochet-knit skirts, and wide-leg trousers–there’s no question this collection was made for the return to travel. Ferretti can do no wrong when it comes to evening gowns. A highlight from the collection was a stunning turquoise jewel-colored evening dress that had us in awe.