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MSGM: Graphic re-interpretations

Milan: MSGM by Massimo Giorgetti was shown in an industrial space lit with coloured neon strip lights setting the mood for a print-free offering inspired by Yarn bombing and the architect Anton Alvarez. Graphic re-interpretations of the labels signature stripes in varying vertical and horizontal widths adorned macs, shirts and tight jersey pieces. In addition, randomly pieced together striped panels reminiscent ...
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Missoni takes us on a nomadic journey through India.

Milan: It was an Indian summer at Missoni; “The collection goes from the North to the South”, explained the designer, referring to the colour progression of the outfits. One could almost smell the evocative scents of hot spices as a melange of hazy colour, from deep indigo through to hot paprika, played out on a runway scattered with sunset-hue rose ...
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Costume national Homme continues with Rock ‘N’ Roll Fusion

Milan: Ennio Capasa again mined his 70’s rebellious Rock N’ Roll heritage for his Costume National Homme show but this time in a far more stripped back way. Silhouettes were cut streamlined to the body for a slick, skinny-boy rocker look. The collection was called ‘Fusion’ which you could see most clearly in the fabrics from bonded leather jackets. Suits with ...
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Dolce & Gabbana: Sicily meets the Exotic Orient

Milan:  The show was entitled “The Chinese Palace”, after the landmark located in Palermo - a kitch and somewhat bizarre 18th century Asian structure juxtapositioned in the heart of Sicily. So it came as no surprise when a bold fusion of exotic Orient and Sicilian suave worked it’s way down the Dolce and Gabbana runway for Spring/Summer. A parade of ...
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Ermenegildo Zegna entertains with a Modernist 50’s approach

Milan: Ermenegildo Zegna, the tailoring behemoth, has flourished under the direction of Stefano Pilati and today’s modern outing, with a whiff of 50’s inspiration, showed his confident menswear hand in a white cavernous space that let the clothes do the talking. Pilati top and tailed the showed with a transitional all black mixed with summery optical white looks respectively making the ...
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Marni infuses a playful utility with new menswear collection

Milan:  Consuelo Castiglioni's menswear at Marni have never had the same wayward spirit as her women, preferring a more stripped back, utilitarian look – which is what we saw today. Marni’s signature prints were sparingly used for shirts in abstract floral patterns and a tessellated 60’s inspired print also used for two directional jacquard tops that looked like two squares ...
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Bottega Veneta – “A journey back to Nature”

Milan: A relaxed Bottega Veneta was on offer this season from Tomas Maier with a collection of elevated casualwear infusing the signature, pared-back luxury aesthetic with an outdoorsy attitude. The designer’s inspiration was an “A journey back to nature” which meant slouchy silhouettes of oversized and loose trekking inspired gear. Cagoules, anoraks, tight trousers and quilted summer liners with athletic components ...
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Sportmax takes a thoroughly modernistic approach to a Cruise

Milan: There was no question that life by the sea was not far from the mind of the designer Laura Lusuardi, at Sportmax. For Pre-summer 2016, she presented a clean, tailored and precise collection with that modern edge that we have come to expect from the brand. In a palette of navy, denim blue and crisp white, nautically inspired silhouettes were cut in ...
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Summer has now hit most parts of the world and to celebrate the summer solstice, the WGSN City by City team has kick-started a brand new blog feature – Picks Of the Month, highlighting the absolute not-to-miss events from around the world. Our top picks highlight the best gigs, festivals, theatre performances, carnivals, parades, rooftop parties, as well as interesting ...
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Energising colours to offset overcast winter days at Bottega Veneta

Milan: When creative director Tomas Maier was working on this Pre-summer presentation he had the October-November delivery schedule in mind. With this commercial intention he created a lightweight and seasonally appropriate collection.  The colour palette of shades of pink, orange and blue placed emphasis on mood lifting colours to brighten up dark, overcast autumn days. An unlined Salmon pink shearling ...
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MILAN: Marni Mercado de Paloquemao

During Milan Design Week, Marni created a colourful installation inspired by the vibrant markets of Bogota, Colombia.
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Armani Wears the Trousers

Milan: With forty years experience under his belt, Giorgio Armani took a pragmatic approach to his fall collection; “Here we don’t have to enchant, we have to sell.” Over the years Armani has given women a chic uniform of impeccably tailored wardrobe staples. For fall, Armani redefined these classics: his signature lean and cropped jackets stood strong amongst a flurry of ...
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Trend Alert – Pristine Pleats

Pleats evolve for A/W 15/16 as designers play with crisp knife and box pleats to add volume and movement into all apparel categories. Pleats in silk and chiffon materials are used as shoulder and neck detailing, underpinning the romantic mood of the season. They are constructed in thick wools and knitted materials to provide sculptural interest.
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Classic and very modern with bold graphics at Salvatore Ferragamo

Milan: Massimiliano Giornetti’s Autumn/Winter presentation for Salvatore Ferragamo brought a modern edge to the season with classic shapes in lean linear cuts that prevailed throughout this refreshing lineup. There are few closures showing up in general but Giornetti made a statement with his minimal application of 3 enlarged buttons placed on tailored jackets and coatdresses, wrapping around the body asymmetrically ...
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Leader of the pack at Marni

Milan: Consuelo Castiglioni’s Autumn/Winter collection, 'wildly' anticipated, was as strong as the female ‘warriors’ she sent out onto a catwalk – a red ochre covered concrete setting – raw at the edges – a lair perhaps! Texture was key to this lineup where Consuelo's ‘femmes’ were dressed in outfits that were powerfully impressive.  A raw beauty was determined by unfinished ...
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