Zegna couture opens Milan Fashion Week opposite arched facade

MILAN (AP) — Not only trends, though also continuity, were in concentration as Milan Fashion Week launched 4 days of menswear previews for subsequent open and summer on Friday.

Fashion Week non-stop with a news that a Italian investment account FSI has invested 70 million euros ($81 million) in a family-run Missoni conform house, an critical vigilance that home-grown supports were peaceful to hack adult money to assistance iconic brands make a generational transition.

Meanwhile, Bottega Veneta announced a appointment of 32-year-old British engineer Daniel Lee as a artistic director, replacing Tomas Maier, a German engineer who helped make ready-to-wear constituent code over a 17-year tenure. Lee, who takes over subsequent month, has been executive of ready-to-wear during Celine, and formerly worked during Maison Margiela, Balenciaga and Donna Karan.

The French firm Kering, that owns a code famous for a intrecciato leatherwear, pronounced that by putting Bottega Veneta’s artistic instruction in a hands of “a gifted immature designer, Kering continues to place confidant and adventurous creativity during a core of a strategy.”

The common menswear lineup was being bookended with critical collections of womenswear, as conform houses looked for a best moments to squeeze attention.

Alberta Ferretti showed a womensewear review collection nearby Milan’s landmark Duomo cathedral on a initial day of previews, while Stella McCartney will tighten a previews on Monday dusk with her entrance in a Milan conform calendar.

Highlights from Friday’s shows:



Ermenegildo Zegna’s rarely technical looks found an good backdrop in a armored concrete arched masquerade of a Mondadori Palace by Oscar Niemeyer nearby Milan. Models strode a mirrored runway opposite a current as planes holding off from a city’s Linate airfield streaked opposite a horizon.

Alessandro Sartori’s collection for a menswear conform residence segued seamlessly from active wear to sum convenience to bureau looks. Unique, technical textiles shaped a basement of a collection, with fusions of mesh, nap and silk. Prints were finished in baby cashmere while checks were in a linen crepe.

A little check weave gave a sporty seperated feel to a coupler ragged over a filigree weave tip and striped drawstring trousers. The same checked weave afterwards took a spin on Bermuda shorts ragged with weave stop with a drawstring waistband with zip sum on a sides.

This was Sartori’s perspective of couture for any occasion, with technical flare.

“You have a comfort of a technical calm though during a same time we have a peculiarity of a handmade,” a engineer pronounced backstage.

The looks were anchored with a brand’s Triple X sneakers and thick walking sandals, and finished with filigree visors.



It was all about transport during Alberta Ferretti.

Sharply dressed Alitalia moody attendants embellished out in new uniforms designed by Ferretti greeted a conform throng climbing a grand outside staircase nearby Milan’s Duomo cathedral to see a designer’s latest journey looks.

The journey collection featured racial infrequent looks in khaki, burnt orange and olive immature with Native American geometrical detailing and hippie fringe. The oppulance Coachella looks enclosed load pants and studded jackets to festooned sheer dresses.

Along with a Alitalia uniforms, Ferretti also denounced a see-now-buy-now collection for a airline, featuring T-shirts, sweatshirts and jackets.

The moody attendants were orderly attired in navy blue jackets in an all-season wool, prettily accented with a striped grosgrain badge with a Alitalia trademark during a waist and cuffs, matched with skirts or trousers. Branded foulards curled during a neck finished a demeanour for a women. There were relating ties for men.

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