One day after the dressed up and theatrical London season finished, Milan presented catwalks of sinful chic. Forget all the dramaturgical dressing of the UK, here in Italy they want devil-may-care damsels.
Far from the established runways, London Fashion Week threw up a bunch off cool surprises, from Ozwald Boateng showing off-calendar; a Clements Ribeiro come back; and debuts by an Irish tailor and a German romanticist.
A season of empowerment on Monday, with shows by distinctive non-British designers: active professional élan at Roksanda; modernist cabaret femme fatales at Erdem and suffragette revival chic from France’s Paul & Joe.
Milan Week announces nearly 170 presentations over five days with 67 shows, only eight in digital format. This season will welcome ten new names and see the return of Gucci, Bottega Veneta, and Trussardi.
A poignant day in London on Sunday, where 16Arlington staged the last collection by the late Federica Cavenati, and Simone Rocha unveiled her collection inside the Great Hall at The Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn.
The Institut Français de la Mode has been invited for the second time to open Paris Fashion Week and will present its fashion show on February 28. The handful of students have designed accessories for the metaverse.
Emerging and sustainable designers will get a chance to shine at London Fashion Week from Friday with major brands such as Burberry, Victoria Beckham and Vivienne Westwood either absent or sticking to digital formats.
Burberry will stage a live runway show in London on March 11, as the UK brand returns to the catwalk after a long break. he show will mark the first time that Burberry has staged a live runway event in two years.