Hot off the heels of New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week, now it’s Milan’s turn to show off with autumn/winter 22 collection by Italian powerhouses such as Prada, Fendi, Max Mara and Gucci.
Here’s everything you’ve missed so far, and keep scrolling for all our favourite looks, straight off the runway.
Miuccia Prada redefined the ultimate classic wardrobe pieces for the modern women with her AW22 collection. Think the tailored coat, the bomber jacket, the shirt, the vest top, the knit and pencil skirt, all re-imagined with that Prada flair we’ve come to adore: with sequins, sheer fabrics, faux fur, loud prints and oversized silhouettes.
For Autumn/Winter 2022, Kim Jones refracts two iconic FENDI collections through a distinctly contemporary lens, reconfiguring the past for today and considering the house’s signatures with a fresh perspective.
Inspired by Delfina Delettrez walking into the Roman headquarters dressed in a printed blouse stolen from her mother’s wardrobe, Jones excavated the house’s history to rediscover Spring/Summer 1986: a celebration of Karl Lagerfeld’s love for the artistic movement. ‘The best place to explore the FENDI archives is through the Fendi wardrobes. And these are collections which, although they come from the past, feel very now,’ notes Jones.
Reworking and pairing the geometric prints and sartorial styling of 1986 with the diaphanous lightness of Autumn/Winter 2000, what emerges is a diametric exploration of strength and of softness – a runway of powerful women in beautiful clothes. ‘It’s a wardrobe designed for every aspect of a woman’s life, for every generation,’ Jones says.
Max Mara’s autumn/winter collection was all about playful contrasts and textures. Think caramel-hued boucle maxi skirts and matching coats, bright red puffer trousers, yellow hooded tops and plenty of the camel coats we’ve come to expect from the lavel.
A feminine party collection if we ever saw one. Dresses adorned with hundreds of fractured mirror pieces, purple lame pleated gowns, silver separates and glitter as far as the eye could see. For AW22, the Alberta Ferretti woman is back, and she means business.
Fausto Puglisi’s first collection for Roberto Cavalli was a wild and sexy one. A strategically-place strap here, a sheer detail there, and plenty of animal print adorned both oversized tailored silhouettes and micro dresses. What a way to make an entrance.
Scroll down to see more of the beautiful looks to come out of the Milan Fashion Week AW22 shows.