Highlights from this year's Milan Fashion Week

Highlights from this year's Milan Fashion Week

Following LFW, Milan fashion week started with a bang!

Our fave models like Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid stay booked and busy, strutting their stuff down the runway. 

We love to see it!

Designers like Gucci, Moschino, Prada and many more used this opportunity to make bold statements through their collection. 

Peep our top picks below

1. Prada SS20 Collection

Miuccia Prada addressed the issue of "trend-led, disposable fashion" by creating a 51-look show featuring simple, timeless pieces.

The outfits comprised of: knitted pencil skirts and ribbed knitted polo shirts; woven cotton shift dresses; fitted blazers; and seasonless LBDs. The collection seemed to promote the concept of  'personal style', reinforcing my favourite quote "fashion changes, but style is forever."

2. Moschino SS20 Collection

Like many designers, Jeremy Scott explored his artistic inspirations as the relationships between art, lifestyle, craft and fashion merged again this season.

Clearly in the midst of his Picasso phase, this collection was Jeremy's tribute to his icon's work.

3. Gucci SS20 Collection

The Gucci show opened with a series of models being propelled along a conveyor belt catwalk, staring bleakly ahead, wearing a high fashion take on straitjackets. According to Gucci's creative director, Alessandro Michele, this powerful imagery is “about humanity and uniforms. A uniform is something that blocks and constrains you - that makes you anonymous. That makes you follow the direction of travel. The straitjacket was the highest type of uniform”. However, model Ayesha Tan Jones was not having ANY of it! She took this opportunity to stage a mini-revolt by writing on her palms "mental health is not fashion.” Gucci execs responded that the straightjacket was meant as a symbol and none of the pieces are for sale.

After that little hiccup, Gucci debuted their actual collection, using bright colours, mismatched patterns and bold accessories to celebrate 'individuality.'

The collection was a throwback 70’s and 90’s era and we absolutely adore it!

4. Alberta Ferretti SS20 Collection 

The outfits are all about daywear inspired by the cool and chic girl from the 70’s but making it modern for today’s woman. 

5. Bottega Veneta SS20 Collection

Daniel Lee referenced Matisse in his new soon-to-be-cult monkey and pineapple prints.

6. Fendi SS20 Collection

This collection featured various bright colours, fabrics, floral prints, check, tulle, nylon, leather, oversized wool and fur coats and the traditional Fendi logo.

Kendall Jenner and the Hadid sisters walked the runway for this brand.

7. Marco De Vincenzo SS20 Collection

Marco De Vincenzo staged his show outdoors, at Darsena, the old docks on the Naviglio river.  “What I had in mind was a sort of human rainbow, and here I am, with 47 models, who in sequence will give life to a diluted, stretched rainbow wave" De Vincenzo explains.

He experimented with different textures; fabrics were waffled, pleated, fringed, or waved. De Vincenzo wants to target every woman, so he has created a collection that highlights "differences and diversity."

8. Versace SS20 Collection

Versace had the most iconic runway moment and was definately the highlight of MFW!

The collection heavily featured green palm print but there were pieces in different colours and shapes. 

However, the moment that broke the internet is the finale. Donatella Versace's voice played over the sound system "OK Google, now show me the real jungle dress."On cue, Jennifer Lopez came strutting down the runway in a new version of her icon green dress from the 2000s Grammy Awards. 

That was legendary!

9. Boss SS20 Collection

​Intricate craftsmanship reflects the depths beneath the surface, just waiting to be explored. Leather is in focus – patchworked, bonded, laminated, and laser-cut to create airy dresses. Summery silk and cotton yarns elevate open-knit sweaters, while sporty pants are precisely crafted from lightweight technical cloth.  

Colors are also fresh and light, with shots of bold color. Navy, ocean, chambray and pool blue meet mint green, sand and cream, with injections of red and yellow. The shades are cleanly executed as head-to-toe looks or color-blocked into stripes and geometric patterns. We're very impressed!

Next stop... Paris Fashion Week!