The Spring-Summer 2023 season at Milan Fashion Week is officially underway. Following the heartfelt tributes to the late Queen Elizabeth II during London Fashion Week, Milano is bringing some exciting energy from some of the biggest names in fashion.
Diesel creative director Glenn Martens kicked off the week-long extravaganza with his favorite cult denim collection and larger-than-life inflatable sculpture. Dolce & Gabbana will support rising UK-based designer Matty Bovan who will take his collection to Milan to present the joint effort. And then there’s Ferragamo, whose newest creative director, Maximilian Davis, will debut his first collection for the house along with a new logo to bring the brand into the next chapter.
With so much excitement, it’s hard to keep up with it all — so we did it for you. Follow along as GRAZIA USA tracks our favorite looks for Spring-Summer 2023, straight from the Milanese runway. Ciao!
The king of camp has done it again. Shedding some lighthearted fun on the harsh reality of the world’s economic status, creative director Jeremy Scott opted to present a collection that matched it — inflated. The runway started subtly debuting inflated balloon-esque accessories like a bag or heart-shaped embellishments on gowns, then a few looks in, they turned into complete head-to-toe inflated ensembles.
Blumarine’s Y2K aesthetic may have just hit its max. The brand beloved by A-listers and TikTokers obsessed with early aughts trends is diving into a new era of fashion. Staying true to its low-rise cuts and slinky mesh tees, the brand bent more gothcore in its latest collection. A standout was the introduction of the Blumarine boy. Donning the label’s signature butterfly-embellished baby tee and flare jeans, the presentation felt less of a menswear debut and more of an announcement that Blumarine is genderless and for all.
For its return to the Milan Fashion Week schedule, BOSS presented a collection merging high-fashion and extreme sports. Leather trousers featured ribbed knee panels and helmets were upgraded with fabric coverings. Elsewhere BOSS staples like exquisite suiting and fitted knits completed the range.
At Prada’s Spring-Summer 2023 runway show, goth-core enters the conversation. Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada envision the goth girl of the future with garments featuring Prada’s masterful tailoring slashed with large rips across the design.
Muted monochromatic looks in hues of sage green, yellow, and powder blue filled Max Mara’s Spring-Summer 2023 collection. The line features a range of workwear, evening dresses, and everything in between to satisfy the on-the-go lifestyle of the modern woman.
Following his extravagant destination show in New York to celebrate 25 years of the Baguette bag, first designed in 1997 by Silvia Venturini Fendi, creative director Kim Jones headed back to the label’s hometown of Milan for an equally exciting collection. Inspired by the nostalgia of when he first started in the industry, the Y2K aesthetic carried from New York to Milan with a collection marrying street and luxury fashion in an exquisite display of high-low pieces.
Alberta Ferretti married her stunning feminine designs she’s become known for with versatile design elements made for the contemporary, modern woman’s wardrobe. Fluid designs allow for the garments to fit all women in a way that caters to them.
Glenn Martens unveiled their Spring/Summer 2023 Collection in Milan while breaking the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest ever inflatable sculpture. In the collection, highlights include Martens’ signature denim roughly embroidered with torn tulle, denim devoré tops and dresses, pieces trimmed with raw denim, and distressed denim held together by stitching lines to bring control to the destruction.
“I wanted to open Diesel up to the public, for people who may never have been to a fashion show before,” says Martens in his show notes. “They deserve a spectacle, so we’ve broken the record for the biggest inflatable sculpture in the world. It’s what I believe about the fashion and the state of mind – everybody can be part of Diesel,” says Glenn Martens, creative director of Diesel.”
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