Images and thoughts from Milan Fashion Week

A overview of the co-ed collections (males + girls) on present at Milan Style Week, from Diesel to Trussardi passing by Marni and N ° 21.

67 trend reveals, 69 displays, 9 occasions, a complete of 169 trend second, most of which in attendance (as is customary to specify, by now): the Milan trend week marked the restart in type, after two years of digital catwalk substitutes, closed-door reveals, quick movies and trend movies for inform the story of Italian ready-to-wear. A non-negligible variety of manufacturers have adopted the co-ed format, displaying the Fall / Winter 2022-23 males’s and ladies’s collections collectively, amalgamating codes and stylistic selections of menswear with these of womenswear, undoubtedly gaining consistency of their respective messages. The impression, typically, is that of a maximalismwhich intends to go away behind the gloom of the pandemic occasions gone with outfits within the signal of extra is extra, the place every part and its reverse is legitimate, so long as it sparks vitality. This is how she went.

– Marco Marini


First steps, Wednesday 23 February, with the parade Dieselthe place the “dwell” debut of Glenn Martens inventive course is a first-rate instance of wantonness. The Belgian designer attracts closely on the iconography of the model on the zenith of fame, that’s, between the 90s and the 2000s, an expression of horny, desecrating campaigns; within the middle of the room, simply to reiterate the idea, gigantic mannequins with lascivious poses rise.
The main target is on the emblematic cloth of the home, denim, handled in probably the most disparate methods (metallic, pale, dyed with dusty or vibrant colours, made alternately opaque or shiny like a mirror …) and translated into each form of garment / accent, from microscopic tops to outsized outerwear, from ripped jackets to purses. Marrying the dictates of the inexperienced philosophy, cotton, jersey and outdated denims discover new life within the outfits destroyedprofiled by scraps of cloth and floating ribbons, or they’re shredded and reassembled in hypertrophic outerwear, which give the phantasm of fur, whereas the archive emblem with the D peeps right here and there.
Martens additionally permits himself these “digressions” – asymmetries, contortions of the textures, edges that appear to suit into one another, trompe-l’oeil – which, from Y/Missionearned him the popularity of an indefatigable experimenter, liable to antics however at all times considerate and useful to the general impact, disruptive.

2. N°21


It proceeds alongside the traces of sensuality too N ° 21 by Alessandro Dell’Acquain his case, nevertheless, diluted in a mirrored image on the canons and unexplored prospects of tailoring, suspended as traditional between refinement tinged with eroticism and formal rigor, codes bourgeois and lingerie, hedonism and martial austerity. He talks about “rewriting the methods and the secular vocabulary of trend”, he actually manages to juggle, with the air of an equilibrist in addition to a superb tailor, between the acute poles of clothes, even succeeding in probably the most dangerous mixtures. Subsequently, the fluffy cardigans organized in bulk on the slit skirts, the sparkles of the crystals, the flat sequins beneath tweed blazers, material overcoats, chaste sweaters and fur coats (classic) seem fairly believable for her; for him, slim sweaters, with botanical graphics that proceed on the matching shirt, formed coats, sweaters adorned with stylized palm timber and juxtaposed with fits, trousers relaxed from the massive flap; for each, the bias cuts to chop the clothes, the Hawaiian patterns combined with houndstooth, grisaille and ruffles, the impalpable layers of chiffon, lace or mesh mendacity on theensemblelike an ethereal masking of the identical which, being clear, hides nothing.

3. ACT N°1

Act N1

Galib Gassanoff and Luca Lininventive duo on the reins of Act N°1 (younger actuality however among the many most promettenti), current their assortment to this point extra composite and structured, enriching it for the primary time with menswear, during which they translate the identical craftsmanship that has allowed them to emerge amongst new names homegrown; not even the 2 stylists of Azerbaijani and Chinese language origins escape the breath of voluptuousness that appears to have contaminated the style week, as is clear from the mass of sinful pumps, glazes, underwear with Lilliputian proportions and carvings that open cracks of absolute precision on the clothes, held in place by a string of security pins; the subtly porn-chic temper then offers option to heaps of ruffles (genuine signature of the model), clouds of tulle with energizing shades of crimson, yellow, fuchsia and blue, ethereal clothes with elongated traces, near the physique or wider, rustling . In masculine seems to be, detailed prints prevail, with tangles of flowers, ideograms, writings, intricate textures positioned on silky-hand blouses, mixed with delicate trousers and darkish overcoats.


Francesco Rissoacrobatic creative director of Marni, has accustomed us to his poetics of imperfection, of the playful, intentionally anarchic meeting of outfits that initially look leap, but his freaks, wearing a potpourri of clothes bordering on carnival, by no means cease hypnotizing, carrying a wave of wholesome, colourful naïveté within the Milan collections. The combination, this time, is so full-bodied that it turns heads: it goes from the 5 outsized pockets, torn to the purpose that they appear to flake off, to the kilometric sleeves of the sweaters, from the surfaces coated by gashes, abrasions and patches to the sneakers strewn with studs, pointed like pins, from little tattered clothes to growth-like hats product of worn supplies, sewn in the very best approach. The ensuing feeling of cheerful chaos, providential after months of home confinement, is heightened by the form that the present takes, a form of taking place the place everybody can transfer freely.



And Trussardi the brand new tandem course begins Benjamin A. Huseby-Serhat Işikkarchitects of the success of GmbH (label primarily based in Berlin, cloaked in underground rise up), known as to relaunch a historic identify of Made in Italy which, over time, has misplaced its luster; they clarify that they needed to “remodel the banal into one thing valuable”, ennobling the commonest clothes, the one you come throughout whereas strolling across the road. In observe, they inject large doses of metropolitan grit into the heritage of the model, staid and chic.
The traces are taut, graphic, with outlined shoulders and sidecuts on the hips, the shapes know no center floor, the trousers are for instance so flowing as to seem liquid or, conversely, tapered, the padded jackets cease on the stomach or have volumes exasperated, highlighted by fur borders, zips, belts with the redesigned emblem of the circle, surmounted by the top of the greyhound, Trussardi’s symbolic animal.
The colour palette not often deviates from black, sporadically turning to shades of grey, indigo and caramel.


After the (sudden) launch of Daniel Leethe inventive director who in three years had made Bottega Veneta from bastion of traditionalist luxurious to epitome of latest coolness, nice anticipation for the debut of Matthew Blazy now on the helm of the model. The latter is shifting, for now, within the groove traced by its predecessor: if the maison’s weave stands out on baggage with pumped profiles and footwear (destined to rework, predictably, into the item of want of fashionistas of all latitudes), it abounds the usage of leather-based, even in a complete look, and the palette lights up with the fascinating colours already favored by Lee, similar to acid yellow, ivory, lavender and deep inexperienced. Within the succession of informal – however über luxurious, ça va sans dire – outfits on the catwalk, assorted glitter and fringes, which sway at each step, are among the many few concessions to affectation, signs of the need to return to dressing as much as actually shine a crucial counterbalance to the pressured immobility of the final two years; the manufacturers of Milano Moda Donna, apparently, are able to fulfill her.

Marco Marini

Marco Marini is Roman and, as such, has a somewhat difficult relationship with the Everlasting Metropolis, a lot in order that he finally ends up graduating in Humanities for Communication in Milan. As a teen, he was struck by the shock on the street to Damascus, in entrance of a store window with the garments designed for Dior Homme by Hedi Slimane: since then he has by no means stopped following – and presumably writing – in trend, satisfied that it’s a formidable lens by which to learn contemporaneity, in addition to a method to speak en passant about his different passions, from costume (in a broad sense) to up to date artwork, from literature to cinema, from design to images. Editor of Manintown, for the journal he offers with menswear, way of life, interviews with roughly well-known faces of the Italian inventive scene.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.