It was the young brands that offered up the most original runway shows in Milan on Friday, from Act N°1's live chamber orchestra and crinolines, to the hypnotic afterparty-like lighting effects at Sunnei.
In a busy Saturday in Milan, Giorgio went Zen master in his private palazzo, Dolce & Gabbana presented disco damsels, Ermanno Scervino refocused with force and Salvatore Ferragamo had a tricky delivery.
The catwalks were graced with playful and magnetic shows on Thursday, with MM6 hosting a cocktail hour runway show at a cult Milan bar, while GCDS unveiled a sexy and sparkly collection that screamed Studio 54.
Friday morning in Milan was all about two labels built on Italian savoir-faire – Tod’s and Missoni, but where the former staged its best-ever ready-to-wear collection; the latter lost its way under a new designer.
The key fashion moment of Milan Fashion Week so far was the 40th anniversary Emporio Armani show on Thursday, a rich and varied collection that was followed by a brand retrospective opening in Armani Silos.
The German label injected a hefty dose of energy at Milan Fashion Week on Thursday, with a frenetic show-performance to unveil its latest collaboration with legendary US sportswear brand Russell Athletic.
Alberta Ferretti and Fausto Puglisi for Cavalli showed contrasting visions of femininity; one based on crochet and craftsmanship, the other on posh-punk rebellion, as Milan Fashion Week suddenly gathers major momentum.