Milan Fashion Week sees unique collections as designers decide to experiment

Milan Fashion Week saw another collaboration of music, fashion, and art on the menswear runways. Creative director of Missoni, Angela Missoni, says that with time, these collaborations have become more natural and necessary. According to her, there are now fewer taboos between art and fashion and there is a mingling of all that is contemporary.

Milan Fashion Week saw another collaboration of music, fashion, and art on the menswear runways

Angela Missoni’s collection was inspired by the Himalayas

For this year’s menswear collection, Angela Missoni travelled to the Himalayas for some inspiration. Missoni is the creative director of the family-run fashion house. According to her, the look represents a 1970s rock star. The look also featured the famous knitwear by the fashion house. The attires were adorned with tassels and mirrored details. Backpacks and garment bags were created for Missoni through Porter, the Japanese luggage and accessories maker. The Italian footwear manufacturer customized its classic hiking boots with Missoni patterns.

Prada’s look for the next season was a deep and fine mix of melancholy, somberness, and romance. Miuccia Prada said, “I wanted to reflect what is happening now with what is happening in history. To see if we have something to learn. The theater was transformed into a sort of town square, where people of all walks of life meet.” Her collection had sturdy capes and weather-worn collars and lapels that were detached. There were cropped and cuffed trousers with leather fringes and printed shirts. The prints were quirky and had Nina Simone dancing with a medieval knight and other fantastical animals. “Sometimes you feel that the history didn’t change so much, if you are pessimistic. I am not pessimistic. There is something to think about, something about the past,” said Miuccia Prada said backstage.

Colors, patterns, and different designs own the Milan Fashion Week

Ferragamo’s menswear collection for the next season was enlivened up with colors and patterns. Creative Director for the fashion house, Massimiliano Giornetti made traditional houndstooth, chevron, check, and plaid prints the bedrock of the collection. The colors were eye-catching and beautiful and included shades like bold reds, oranges, russet, and blues. The designs were highlighted with motifs like a swimming fish, a candlestick, or an arrow-pierced heart. For accessories, there were scarves and bandanna-like accessories over sweaters with a sophisticated look. Enhancing the overall look were slim and tapered pants with the Andy Warhol-inspired paint-spattered shoe.

British designer Vivienne Westwood’s collection emphasized the message of being specific. For the latest menswear collection, Westwood added a plea to save the sanctity of Venice and urged to avoid cruise ships. To stress her point, her invitation featured a reproduction of a painting of the canal city’s historic canals with an enormous cruise ship hulking in the background. She wanted her message to be clear, and the invitation did the job perfectly. Vivienne Westwood’s collection was highly eclectic. The designs included loose-fitting pinstriped suits, sheer open-backed sweaters, a dramatic hooded burgundy cape, and a silvery dress worn suggesting a knight’s chainmail over a turtleneck sweater. To pay tribute to the legendary singer David Bowie, Westwood played “Starman” for the finale.


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