Milan Fashion Week has come to an end, but we have selected the BEST OF among all the designers who unveiled their Spring/Summer 2018 Collections.
Versace Spring/Summer 2018
Let’s be clear, Versace owned Milan Fashion Week and that wasn’t even anything to do with the clothes. It was because of THAT finale. That very supermodel finale: Carla, Claudia, Naomi, Cindy, and Helena.
Gucci Spring/Summer 2018
Gucci references Marlboro, Evel Knievel & Disney. Following last season’s futuristic space-age collection, Alessandro Michele transformed the show’s space into a somehow modern ode to civilisations lost – here are our highlights.
Byblos Spring/Summer 2018
Designer Manuel Facchini doesn’t follow rules, instead opting to forge his own path each season. For SS18 this was no different, with the designer stating that his only decree this season was guided by one word – disorient. And this word took on a double meaning for Byblos – with a collection that followed no guidelines but somehow melded together in a coherent rainbow palette of brights, yet also looked East for inspiration.
Fendi Spring/Summer 2018
Fendi takes a tropical vacay to the for latest show. The womenswear shows have reached Milan, which means the first of two outings from King Karl. The first is, of course, Fendi, co-designed with Silvia Venturini Fendi and was inspired by a tropical getaway.
Francesco Scognamiglio Spring/Summer 2018
Among the strongest looks in this feminine, sophisticated collection was a long white dress with a single arm that slipped off the shoulder, and a cold-shoulder black-and-white dress with fine pleats. The colors — black, white, yellow, cobalt and red — came straight out of a Mondrian painting.
Prada Spring/Summer 2018
Prada channels teen angst and rebellious girl power. With an angsty remix of Lana Del Rey, Nina Simone and Nirvana as the soundtrack, the show space was transformed by the work of nine female artists.
Genny Spring/Summer 2018
There’s no business like show business, and Genny’s artistic director Sara Cavazza knows that well. Her clothes are built for glammed-up, gregarious types, and cry out for the stage, red carpet and Hello magazine feature. They’re definitely not for everyday, unless every day involves spotlights, rigging, powder and lip gloss touch-ups on the sidelines of a shoot.
Moschino Spring/Summer 2018
Walking bouquets and My Little Pony. You can always count on Jeremy Scott to turn it up to eleven for his Moschino shows. With a giant flower display at the mouth of the runway, a small army of supermodels and a pounding soundtrack, this season was no exception. Here’s what went down.
Anteprima Spring/Summer 2018
Izumi Ogino continued her riff on fluidity, movement and asymmetry in this breezy collection, which she characterized as the sum of happy moments. Among the strongest looks in this feminine, sophisticated collection was a long white dress with a single arm that slipped off the shoulder, and a cold-shoulder black-and-white dress with fine pleats.
Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2018
Lined up like cavalry in the Milanese studio where Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce do all their fittings on the models in the days running up to this afternoon’s show, there must have been at least 100 different bags. Bags shaped like egg cartons (complete with plastic eggs, some with the shells half off), bags shaped like chocolate cakes, bags with Union Jacks or Tricolore flags on them, bags shaped and sized like cool-boxes.
Cividini Spring/Summer 2018
Piero and Miriam Cividini put their personal spin on floral motifs inspired by the paintings of Paul Gauguin. There were floral patterns and a sprinkling of hothouse pinks and reds, but the display remained very much in the brand’s spirit of quiet self-expression. The blooms appeared in the shape of 3D appliques on superfine knits, such as a long black dress that sprouted colorful starfish-shaped flowers; stylized patterns on intarsia knits; and applications of laser-cut polyester taffeta petals.
Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2018
Iridescent sweetshop hues seem to be having a moment this season. For Giorgio Armani’s SS18 collection, they came refracted through an Impressionist lens. Florals were abstracted, in splashes of crimson, aquamarine and lilac. Laser-cut silk added a geometry to flowing, lightweight fabrics, while the heavy black that emboldened the lighter palette ensured the collection was just sweet enough.