Even before the Paris Fashion Week, the fashion week for women took place in Milan at the end of September this year. After the two suspended seasons due to the pandemic, the presentation of the spring/summer collection finally took place in front of a live audience again. The invited guests and also we couldn’t wait to follow the event live. So that you are also up to date and know what will be trendy next year, we have summarized the highlights and shows of Milan Fashion Week for the summer collection 2022 in this article.
Milan Fashion Week: Versace, Fendi and Co.
Couture and also prêt-à-porter labels such as Versace, Fendi, Armani and Dolce & Gabbana show their latest collections here, which this year are characterised by large-scale prints and lots of glamour. New patterns and shapes dominate the catwalks, calling back to real life after the Corona Pandemic. Italian fashion has a long history, the spirit of which Fashion Week revives every year. If Italian fashion excites you and you also want to know what trends are set at Fashion Week in Tokyo or Paris, you can find our Fashion Week XXL Guide here.
Versace: Supermodels as the star of the show
Bright colors and the famous Versace pattern in gold – The new collection of Donatella Versace inspires with happy colors and airy cuts. The head designer of Versace knows how to get people’s attention. Supermodel Naomi Campbell, Gigi Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski walked the runway, while singer Dua Lipa herself got to close the show in a pink glitter ensemble. Donatella’s new trademark triangular headscarves as seen in the last fall/winter collection were of course not to be missed!
Fendi: Fur jackets and big patterns
Kim Jones has convinced again this time. The head designer of the men’s collection of Dior and the women’s collection of Fendi set this time on classic chic and created a new look full of elegance and power for the modern woman. He was inspired by the illustrations of the artist Antonio López, who had already served Karl Lagerfeld as a source of inspiration. Pastel colours and off-white, translated into airy dresses and strictly cut suits. See the new look for yourself here!
FENDACE: Collaboration of the giants
The highlight of Milan Fashion Week was without a doubt the collaboration between labels Fendi and Versace. Kim Jones and Donatella Versace have united to create a completely new and simply stunning look. The collection features a host of familiar faces and is a declaration of love for fashion and the joy of dressing up. Fendi logo-prints on classic pieces from the Versace collections create a new look that’s streetwear ready.
Alberta Ferretti: The sign of rebirth
Inspired by butterflies, this year the Italian label shows delicate tulle dresses paired with macramé elements and iridescent patterns. Long fringes and perforated embroidery echo the texture and freedom of the butterfly. In reference to the Corona Pandemic, one understands why the designer chose the butterfly as the symbol of the new collection. It represents rebirth and return. The return to normal life has definitely succeeded here with Life Audience.
Jil Sander: Changes and emotions
The Spring 2022 collection is a big step for designer duo Lucie and Luke Meier. The couple has always focused on tailoring and straight silhouettes in their collections. This year, for the first time, emotions play an extremely important role for them. This is especially visible in the love for details and finishes, but also the colour palette has changed a lot from black to pastel. Get an idea of the new Jil Sanders here!
Etro: The clothes of the hippie festivals
With this collection Veronika Etro remembers her wild youthful years at hippie festivals of the 70s. The label’s signature paisley pattern serves its purpose well here, creating looks that call out to the wild and free side of life. Screaming colours like red, pink and turquoise remind us of the psychedelic trip of mushrooms or drugs. The whole thing is broken up by the interplay of masculine and feminine cuts.
Prada: Simultaneous show in Milan and Shanghai
The second collection of the designer collaboration between Muiccia Prada and Raf Simmons is once again a complete success. The collection was presented simultaneously in Milan and Shanghai. “Seduction, Stripped Down” is the original title of the collection. What is meant by this? To question the new body image of youth and to examine historical pieces in terms of what they mean today in terms of seduction and sensuality. Bras and corsets are presented in this collection in unusual ways, such as sewn into pieces that are actually considered “unsexy”, such as wool sweaters.
Dolce & Gabbana: Generation Z Collection
In this collection, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana tap into the spirit of youth – the 2000s. Not only on the internet, but also on the catwalks, the phenomenon of this rather questionable fashion period can be found. However, since the 2000s were the heyday of the label, it makes sense why the designers would fall back on it. The result is a Generation Z collection that is on par with social media culture. You’re guaranteed to be a looker in these outfits!
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