Milan Fashion Week A/W21 Roundup

Our top picks from this seasons runway.

As fashion month draws to a close it truly has been one like never before. With many houses doing virtual presentations as it continues to be the safest way in the current climate we were wowed by the bigger and smaller brands alike.

We’ve complied our absolute faves for you to scroll through at your leisure. 

Fendi

With Kim Jones being appointed Creative Director last year we are only beginning to see his the start of his genius. 

His first haute couture show at the beginning of 2021 suddenly got heads talking with Bella Hadid, Naomi Campbell and mother and daughter Kate and Lila Moss walking the runway. 

And now his first women’s ready-to-wear show has certainly met the high bar he set for himself. 

A neutral colour palette of cappuccinos and honeys were a feast for the eyes. Unashademly lavish and lush the whole collection feels rich and luxurious. 

Huda Beauty

After so much minimalism and conventionalism we’ve seen recently Jone’s show felt like the breathe of fresh air we all needed. 

Marni

There’s a tongue-way-in-cheek attitude threaded throughout, with a feeling that the models have naughtily stolen into a mother’s closet and are sashaying around while she’s out (a feeling definitely helped by the comically large top-handle bag perched in the nook of one’s arm)

If you’re looking for inspiration for the ready to wear trends of next season, Marni’s collection of puffer coats in several unique shapes are definitely an indicator of what we can expect. 

The lace-up sneakers with pointed toes were another stand out piece showcased in the collection that our fashion editors cannot get enough. 

Prada

We all couldn’t wait to see the latest installment from the partnership made in fashion dreams, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons. And they certainly did not disappoint. 

Jess Cartner-Morley at The Guardian described it as ‘beautifully strange’ and honestly we couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Psychedelic clashing prints and simple sillouhetes featuring jacquard knits, statement faux furs, menswear inspired suiting, bold colored coats, and feminine skirt suits. 

The digital show was an experience we have come to expect from Prada. Models walked on an interior landscape created out of vibrant faux fur and marble by architect Rem Koolhaas. 

Giorgio Armani

Showing the menswear and womenswear collections back to back, a soft and subtle fluidity was expressed throughout. Entitled “Nocturnal, its not surprising the colour palette is dominated by every shade of blue imaginable. 

In both shows lush velvet is the running thread across the collections; from suits and dresses to outerwear and trousers. 

The shows revolved around a resin gorilla made by the artist Marcantonio which normally lives in Armani’s living room. He used it this season, ‘to remind people how important it is to protect the natural world,’ 

Moschino

At The Femme HQ the Moschino show is one we all can’t wait for and this season’s might be the best one so far. 

The digital collection was presented as a short film “Jungle Red,” which pays tribute to George Cukor’s 1939 film The Women starring Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer. The show oozed old Hollywood glamour and some big names including Hailey Bieber, Winnie Harlow, and Dita Von Teese were featured. 

Jeremy Scott transformed the supermodels into every classic movie character imaginable including safari explorers, opera singers and girl bosses. Everything had a playful Moschino twist: skirt suits were covered in cow and cloud print; wiggle dresses were fashioned from potato-sack fabric; an embellished giraffe dress had a headpiece to match.

Maison Margiela

The brand’s fall 2021 collection is back to front and the wrong way round and yet somehow manages to remain completely seamless. The film, set in Paris, takes place in reverse, starting with a finale walk and confetti, and ending with models getting ready.

During the pandemic we were all forced to reconsider anything when it appears different than expected. It’s clear that idea was utilized at the Maison Margiela show. The show opener featured an inside-out camisole and a pair of trousers with its inner workings on display.

The jeans within the collection followed suit and were turned inside out and reversed, with rips and tears behind the model’s knees. 

Missed London Fashion Week? We rounded up our favourite looks from the LFW A/W21.

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