The Autumn/Winter 2020-21 edition of Milan Fashion Week got off to a glamorous start as fashion goers made their way to the Italian city.
First up was Gucci who invited the audience to get closer to the show than ever with a glimpse into the backstage through a glass wall behind the runway. Attendees were reportedly invited to the show via a What’s App voice note from Creative Director Alessandro Michele.
The collection “An Unrepeatable Ritual” presented Michele’s interpretation of fashion as a magic event, bursting with enchantment. Michele took inspiration from the pinafores and school uniforms worn by girls as well as nurses uniforms and cutesy pieces. Ruffled hems, oversized bows, Peter Pan collars, silk blouses and layers of tulle came together in harmonious chaos.
Max Mara brought some elegance to the runway with an understated neutral colour palette and clean feminine pieces. The collection was inspired by the oceans – from the waves to the silky movement of the seas to the fantasies that come with the oceans.
A colour palette of grey, camel, white and navy was inspired by the seas. Ruffles and textures are added to coat shapes including capes were finished with tassels, toggles, duffels and elegant rope ties.
Pinstripe jackets, checks and bold stripes complete these chic looks.
Miuccia Prada’s fall/winter 2020 collection “Surreal Glamour” considers the strength of women and their femininity.
Layered fringes, deconstructed pleats and a nod to sportswear mark a shift in the notion of glamour. Bold colours geometric lines and the use of flowers highlight a coming together of strong and the soft.
The lines of femininity are blurred and as we see lingerie juxtaposed against more masculine pieces. A strong colour palette of bold hues brings some life to the autumn season. Volume creates hourglass echoes of the eternal feminine, cinched at the waist.