My Milano fashion week always pays me back with a lot of inspiration and ideas.
Last week was extremely busy for my in Milan since I tried to condense many different events in just two days.
As soon as I arrived in Milan I immediately visited the exhibition Azzedine Alaïa Couture Sculpture – Curated by Olivier Saillard at Palazzo Clerici from 21st to 25th September. The event was organised by Vogue Italia and Association Azzedine Alaïa, in partnership with Place Vendôme Qatar.
Not only I was astonished by these beautiful 21 haute-couture dresses but also by GianBattista Tiepolo’s frescos which decorate the ceiling and the huge mirrors on the walls.
Then I moved to Palazzo Cusani to visit and meet the new designers chosen by Vogue Talents and Who’s on Next?: the 19 designers come from all over the world and they have been selected by Vogue Talents, Alta Roma event Who’s on Next?
For the first time the outfits of I-Skool’s contest winners and then also some graduates from International fashion schools were invited.
I spent the afternoon attending Coccinelle SS19 handbags collection “Space is the place” : an elegant, soft leather flap is perfect for the entire journey, while unusual materials make they own space.
A bubble wrap effect for shoppers. Viennese straw that smells like summer. Jelly-like texture for tubular bucket bags. See-through trait for the iconic Ambrine. Supernatural colours for details: fuchsia, neon blue, silver and optic white, with the fun techno influences of digital mimetism.
For the first time I visited Mario Valentino‘s showroom where I had the chance to know more this famous Italian shoe designer from Naples. The SS19 collection is dedicated to the pop-art and in particular to his friend Andy Warhol.
The colours chosen are turquoise, pink, right yellow, baby blue, and vitaminic orange. The shoes are embellished by the sculptural heels available in 7 different heights and styles.
Last but not least I went to Anteo Palazzo del Cinema to watch one of the many films/documentaries proposed by the Fashion Film Festival Milano founded and directed by Constanza Cavalli Etro is an international event. It is not a simple Festival, but rather a platform, a big cultural meeting point, where the Fashion Films from all over the world are presented and shown as testimony of the personality and talent of their authors, both new and established. Different points of view, aesthetic, narrative and stylistic codes will be mixed. A constant exchange of several artistic expressions, of idioms, voices and experiences coming from everywhere.
The inclusive spirit of the Festival can be seen also through the free submissions of the films and free admissions to the Cinema, allowing everybody to participate to the competition, screenings and conversations. The documentary I watched was the River Blue a journey that uncovers the dark side of the fashion industry.
The next day was entirely dedicated to my first visit to White Show : one of the most important trade fair for top buyers from across the globe.
Today the trade show is an increasingly dynamic entity, the place that brings to the fore and promotes a brand mix with over 500 labels, spread across the locations in Tortona 27, 35 and 54, plus the brand-new hub in Tortona 31.
Well, what else can I say other then See you next year at the Milano Fashion Week.