Milan Fashion Week S/S 2020: Day three and four
Here's what you might've missed...
Staying true to the brand's core DNA, the Tod's Spring/Summer 2020 show was dominated with what it is known for best: leather. The runway's opening look consisted of a black biker jacket, cream Bermudas and of course, signature loafers, followed by a runway that saw leather treated in tie-dye, pleats or ringlets — majorly complete in a strong black, white and neutral colour palette. The collection was also accented by bright hues including acid yellow and turquoise.
There was a sense of lightness at the Sportmax show as a slew of airy silhouettes unfolded on the Spring/Summer 2020 runway. The collection was inspired by the kinetic sculptures of Brooklyn-based artist, Daniel Wurtzel, and took a dynamic, yet breezy, approach to next season's dressing. From light fabrics adorned on maxi dresses and featherweight fabrics on blazers, coats and jackets, the collection is set to prove popular for the Spring season.
Veronica Etro took us back to the '70s with her latest collection for Spring/Summer 2020. Emphasizing the boho genre and inspired tailoring from that decade, the collection boasted a plethora of handkerchief dresses, printed caftans, paisley prints and oversized, crisp shirts.
Bright colours and hand-painted patterns were contrasted on the Marni runway as models came out painted in full force. The first couple of looks from the Spring/Summer 2020 runway consisted of puff-sleeved blouses, floral prints and manic brushstrokes on soft fabrics that came in the form of wrap skirts, buttoned dresses, deconstructed sweaters and oversized blazers.
An earthy colour palette took over the Aigner Spring/Summer 2020 runway as a combination between strong, yet relaxed, silhouettes took over the runway. Perhaps our most favourite pieces of the collection were the range of new accessories and handbags — a core constituent of the German fashion house.
First and foremost, let's talk about Versace's internet-stopping finale with Jennifer Lopez. For its Spring/Summer 2020 show, Versace tapped the musician to celebrate the 20th anniversary of J.Lo's iconic jungle printed dress that created the unforgettable, Google-worthy Versace moment in 2000, whilst at the Grammys. Honouring *that* moment, the jungle print is reprised on the runway in its original, tropical green colour palette, and was captured on none other than 'Jenny from the Block' herself.
In addition to the jungle palette, the seasonal collection consisted of volume, layering and intricate decolletage cuts which redefine the iconic black Versace dress and the crisp shirt. Plus, there were plenty of sculptural pieces paired with oversized, slashed knits in bright colours and signature metal mesh.
Paul Andrew presented his fourth collection for Salvatore Ferragamo over the weekend, and for the season, the Creative Director revisited iconic pieces from the maison's footwear and accessory collections. The brand's best-selling show, the famous Vara pump, received a makeover, whilst new handbags came in form and fluidity complete with signature gold gancini hardware. As for the clothes, the Spring/Summer 2020 collection was inspired by a photograph of Andrew and his brother on holiday, and the collection resulted in a laid-back spirit, embodying summertime in Italy.
MSGM's Spring/Summer 2020 showcase was a celebratory one as it marked the brand's 10th anniversary. For the occasion, MSGM staged its collection at the Triennale Milano and a colourful one it was. The designer, Massimo Giorgetti, made sure to inject the brand's DNA in the collection, which included tulle, bows, ruffles, print, flowers, fringe and lace.
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini's Spring/Summer 2020 collection perfectly embodied the spirit of Monaco with layered outfits and breton striped pieces that looked like it came straight from the '70s closets of Princesses Stephanie and Caroline. The women evoked the essence of this season's Philosophy girl (think glam with an edge), and for the new collection, a diamond denim ensemble, ruffled dresses, micro-rouches, maxi bows and printed tafetta separates, captured our attention.
On the penultimate day of Milan Fashion Week, Giorgio Armani took to the runway an earthy and ethereal approach for Spring/Summer 2020. The designer made an environmental statement with his latest collection, titled Earth, and offered a myriad of natural references through colour (think coffee tones, royal blues, moss green and shell-like pinks), floating volumes and intricate hand-beading.
Now, take a look at the shows you might've missed from day two of Milan Fashion Week.