MFW: Day Two Roundup AW16
Catch up on day two of Milan Fashion Week from Fendi to Pucci and Prada.
You can always count on Fendi for an autumn/winter showcase full to the brim with fur and this collection was by no means an exception. Aside from the coats (the aqua blue number was a particular favourite) we saw fur-collared bomber jackets and pleated kilts with the front panel fabricated from fur. Ruffles of fabric also played a big part in the collection appearing on the shoulders of jackets and at the waist of many dresses. Meanwhile two giant Fendi bugs proved to be the most photographed guests in the FROW.
Massimo Giorgetti’s second collection for Emilio Pucci looked to the mountains for inspiration. We saw collegiate oversized v-neck sweatshirts, knitwear and quilted bomber jackets that adopted a print of a mountain range, high-shine drop-shoulder sweatshirts emblazoned with the word “PUCCI” and primary colour cat-suits that would deem you après-ski ready in a jiffy. A little off-kilter in its composition, to a sound take that recited the words “I want to hold, I want to learn, I want to feel, I want to forget,” on repeat, when it comes to the future of Pucci, Giorgetti is mixing shaking things up.
Continuing the sentiments of Prada’s AW16 menswear show – a comment on war and migration in todays political climate – the womenswear collection further mirrored the problems of the world. Miuccia Prada’s women were representative of different times in history, different struggles. Military style coats came bound by visible corsets, laced tight with small books and charms hanging from the laces, whilst astrakhan jackets came hooded and jacquard dresses were also bound at the waist, all to a soundtrack of dark and unnerving tracks by the likes of Nico and PJ Harvey…
Always a spectacle, a night to remember, this season’s Moschino show was by no means an exception. When the invitation arrived with a pack of branded matches inside, the mind began to boggle. A flame lit catwalk? Fiery prints? Matchstick dresses? Jeremy Scott proved us all wrong and literally sent smoking dresses down the runway. Amidst the set that depicted a dilapidated Milanese mansion, Scott’s models danced down the catwalk in cocktail dresses with burn holes at the butt, thigh-high PVC boots and even a candelabrum dress dripping in diamonds, finishing with Talking Heads’ “Burning Down The House”.