MFW: Day One Roundup AW16
Milan Fashion Week kicked off today, here are some of our highlights.
Alessandro Michele’s latest Gucci collection was quite literally a work of art. With 70 looks in the collection – each showcasing exquisite craftsmanship and unique charm – to say the man did good is an understatement. Guests sat facing a screen that played videos of crumbling mountains and moving landscapes, before models walked behind a black gauze screen. The AW16 collection itself centred on unexpected pairings: silk blouses and bomber jackets, sheer embellished tulle dresses worn with printed caps and v-neck sweatshirts worn over polo neck tops. Meanwhile a collaboration with a graffiti artist, currently going by the name of GUCCICHOST, saw fur coats spray painted with the brands iconic G, whilst bags came emblazoned with the words “Real Gucci”.
Peter Dundas’ second collection for Roberto Cavalli AW16 was flamboyant, lavish and decadent. In other words, it was quintessentially Cavalli. Heavily referencing the seventies this season, the collection saw intarsia fur, tiger-print velvet, gold painted lace and snakeskin a plenty. Models stomped the runway in heavily embellished sheer dresses teamed with killer platform snakeskin boots, whilst accessories came in the shape of silk and sequin scarves and thick belts with heavy metal buckles. Festival or rock gig – the Cavalli girl is dressed to the nines and in search of a party this AW16.
Today’s No. 21 show was all about contrasts. From slinky layered dresses for your inner ‘hot mess’ self, to tropical print shirts and hooded sweatshirts, the collection encapsulated the kind of ‘I just threw this on’ sensibility that is so enviable. Part Kurt Cobain plaid shirts, part Club Tropicana, the collection was thrown together and worn with serious sass. These are girls who know what they like, and made audience members desperate for the same.