If New York is commercial, London is quirky, then Milan is definitely glamourous.
Of the designers that showed, InStyle’s Eric Wilson takes a nod towards Prada as being “the ultimate hit of the Milan shows, offering another throwback, here to the days when clothes were smart, whimsical, revealing in some cases, and commercially appealing.” Another show that was not to be ignored was Dolce & Gabbana, where Cardi B sat in the front row swathed in leopard prints (including her sunglasses), and the show models included Carla Bruni, Karen Elson, Eva Herzigovà, Isabella Rossellini and her family, Helena Christensen, Lady Kitty Spencer, and many more assorted influencers.
There were the usual roster of heritage house runways, but what’s not to gloss over are the younger labels – Attico and No. 21 for instance.
Of Attico, Sally Singer for Vogue writes “Part of the genius of [attico designers] Tordini and Ambrosio is that they know well the value of context: Where are you going in that fully embroidered robe? Which street style moment demands a zebra-print cowboy boot? And so they always present their collection in a marvelous space that they decorate and prop to the nines…. The view was over the sunbaked city of Milano, the drinks were ice-cold, and the mood decadent, glamorous, and fun, much like the Attico customer 24-7.”
And over at No. 21, Alessandro Dell’Acqua describes this of the looks: “It’s the erotic side of the bourgeoisie.” For this season, the Italian designer offers glazed chiffon button up blouses and pencil skirts rendered in faux patent ostrich leather, teetering between elegant and sexy . And anyway who says you cant be both?
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Source: Harper’s Bazaar