Next season’s trend for the Eighties showed no sign of letting up in Milan, where Bottega Veneta and Missoni both channelled the decade that had the style set chatting after London. (Main picture above, Pucci)
From Alessandro Michele’s debut at Gucci, to Peter Dundas’ last Pucci collection, here is our pick of the week’s catwalk highlights.
Massimiliano Giornetti, Ferragamo creative director, worked strong, graphic lines and lots of bold colour-blocking.
Bold shoulders and a saturated palette had Missoni looking back at the Eighties.
Consuela Castiglioni presented a fierce view of “twisted femininity” at Marni, all Amazonian tunics and python accents.
This was Peter Dundas’ unofficial last collection for Pucci. For it, he showed unapologetically rock ‘n’ roll round-up of black and white looks inspired by the clothes his violinist mother would wear to perform, and used astrological motifs throughout.
Roberto Cavalli looked to the Orient to inspire his collection. There were metal pagoda buttons, heavily beaded floral motifs from the Ming dynasty, sinuous botanic embroideries tiger prints, gold fringing on a jade gilet, and a whole lots of silk fringing that swept the floor in the finale.
At Bottega Veneta, Tomas Maier embraced a more structural silhouette and bolder colours for autumn.
Miuccia Prada charmed with her vaguely ironic spin on the Sixties that made much of its pale pink and soft mint green palette.
Alessandro Michele’s debut as creative director of Gucci took the brand in a new direction. Away from the sex pot superstars of old, and towards a more bookish muse.
Dolce & Gabbana’s collection was a muse to mothers everywhere with roses and “Je T’aime Maman” slogans all over pretty dresses.
Dolce & Gabbana