Hot off the heels of the first ‘normal’ London Fashion Week since the pandemic began, Milan Fashion Week started off with a bang with the Alberta Ferreti, Jil Sander and Roberto Cavalli shows, which showcased the designers’ Spring collections on the likes of Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls and Irina Shayk.
Here’s everything you’ve missed so far, and keep scrolling for all our favourite looks, straight off the runway.
Jil Sander’s SS22 collection is as far away from perfection as can be, in the best possible way. We are plural, nocturnal, and luminous; feminine, masculine, vulnerable and strong ; and we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously,’ state Lucie and Luke Meier with this season’s eclectic collection. Think subtle yet powerful suiting, strong silhouettes and textural fabrics, pastel hues mixed in with bolder shades.
For SS22, Max Mara imagines a writer; a smart, sulky, Beat Generation intellectuelle tapping out the story of a long hot summer on an old school typewriter. It’s a sophisticated account of romance, intrigue, moral conundrum and elegant ennui, played out against a background of smart villas, secluded beaches, fast cars, boats, chic restaurants and casinos.
Think of what Cécile, heroine of Françoise Sagan’s Bonjour Tristesse would wear today: ‘workwear classics; the fisherman’s smock, the labourer’s jacket, the mechanic’s overalls and carpenter pants are reimagined with prêt-à-porter finesse. In crisp gabardine, canvas, impeccable poplin and boxfresh denim, they feature precise contrast top stitching. Tank tops and boyish sandals with chunky crêpe soles complete the bad girl look; chiffon embroidered with wispy feathers is a diaphanous counterpoint.’
Scroll down to see more of the beautiful looks to come out of the Milan Fashion Week SS21 shows.