Always elegant and refined, Milan didn’t pull any gimmicks when it came to their runway shows: just sophisticated, chic designs. From stripped back looks at Prada, where the focus was on classic style, to a continuation of Karl Lagerfeld’s legacy at Fendi and the show-stopping return of J Lo at Versace, this season Milan was all about celebrating the endurance of eternal style and championing a new era of timeless fashion. Let’s take a look into the world of Milan Fashion Week.Filippo Fior @FilippoFior – GoRunway.com for Vogue Runway
This was only Daniel Lee’s second collection at the helm of Bottega Veneta, and it was as much of a conversation starter as his first. Looks were bold and confrontational, from boxy, oversized suit jackets and shorts for men to futuristic, utilitarian slip dresses and coats for women. And there was plenty of colour, from powder blue to bright green and electric orange. As always the accessories took center stage, with the label’s trademark woven leather bags and shoes the focal point for the show. We can’t wait to see what he does next.Photos provided by @fashiontomax x @maximsap photographed by: @stepanfilenko
To get to the heart of this collection you have to start at the end, because everyone is talking about Jennifer Lopez closing Versace’s SS20 show by walking the runway in an embellished version of the infamous jungle dress she first wore almost twenty years ago. The early 2000s was the inspiration for the entire collection, which saw models take to the catwalk in sculpted, body-hugging black dresses with gold detailing, shirts and jackets with oversized shoulders and that jungle print, reimagined in suits, shorts and skirts. There were also touching tributes to Donatella’s brother, Gianni Versace, with sweatshirts emblazoned with his name. Fashion never forgets.Photos provided by @fashiontomax x @maximsap photographed by: @GersonLirio
SS20 marked the first women’s ready-to-wear collection that Silvia Venturini Fendi has creatively directed entirely on her own, without the involvement of her beloved collaborator Karl Lagerfeld, since the fashion icon died in February. The collection was designed to carry Karl’s legacy forward, with bold colours and shapes seen in oversized quilted jackets, boxy skirt suits and 70s-inspired printed dresses. Next up sees her highly anticipated collaboration with Nicki Minaj, which launches next month. Her SS20 triumph shows that Venturini Fendi has already proved she is a worthy successor to Lagerfeld’s genius.Filippo Fior @FilippoFior – GoRunway.com for Vogue Runway
There’s no denying that this season drew much of its inspiration from the 60s and 70s, and the looks at Alberta Ferretti were no exception. Hippie flower child looks paraded down the runway, from patchwork suede trousers and crop tops to floaty kaftans, tie-dyed jumpsuits and cropped flares. The colour palette was all about muted yellows, pinks, purples and oranges, the kind you’d expect to see wafting around Woodstock. Ferretti’s signature gowns returned towards the end of the show, modelled by Bella Hadid in dramatic beaded purple and Kaia Gerber in black ruffled chiffon. As always, Ferretti has succeeded in creating some of the most beautiful, covetable looks of the season.Filippo Fior @FilippoFior – GoRunway.com for Vogue Runway
Prada’s show kept things simple and elegant, with muted colors and clean lines. Fine, sheer knitwear combined with linens and touches of velvet to create timeless shapes in dresses, skirts and suits, some of which came with delicate embroidery. There were some stand out accessories, from stylish bucket bags and hats to oversized shell jewellery. But ultimately the aim was to create a selection of classic pieces that you’d want to keep forever, as a way to counteract the fashion industry’s contribution to climate change and the growing problem of fast fashion. Luckily, Prada never goes out of style.