Milan Fashion Week FW18
I initially thought that Milan Fashion Week would be a little tame, especially after London and the dramatic Royal appearance at the finale; plus, it was raining in Milan, so the traffic was appalling and that in turn made it harder to get out to the new venues in zona Tortona.
But how wrong I was. The Italian fashion hub put on a spectacular show, with some standout presentations that had the media, buyers and fashions elite buzzing for days.
Pierpaolo Piccioli – Moncler Genius
For starters there was Gucci’s cyborg collection, which included models walking the runway with dragons, decked out in faun horns or third-eyes glaring from mid-forehead. Two models even carried expertly sculpted replicas of their own heads. And let’s not forget to mention the collection itself. Gucci’s creative director, Alessandro Michele presented a mix-match of unique and fabulously desirable, cutting-edge pieces with cultural references from across the globe.
Craig Green Moncler Genius Project
Then there was Moncler’s new Genius project which opened the week with a series of eight distinct capsule collections from eight different designers including Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli, British menswear designer Craig Green, stylist Karl Templer, internationally renowned womenswear designer Simone Rocha, Japan-based designers Kei Ninomiya and Hiroshi Fujiwara, Francesco Ragazzi of Palm Angels and the brand’s own Sandro Mandrino.
Simon Rocha for Moncler Genius Project