Milan Fashion Week September 2020 Recap.
Music by: ValeontheBeat – Poison. Image credit: Maison Margiela.
It’s Daniela with CULTED.
Milan Fashion Week has now come to a close as Paris kicks off today, so we’ve put together a recap of our most memorable shows.
First up, Valentino closed Milan Fashion Week with its SS21 ready-to-wear collection, presented via a physical show. Instead of showing in Paris as usual, Pierpaolo Piccioli chose to show in his home country to show support for Italy, which has been heavily impacted by the pandemic.
The collection consisted of vibrant floral prints, as well as more toned down casual items. Lace, macramé, crochet, and embroideries were dotted throughout the clothes, and the collection also featured a collaboration with Levi’s on a cosigned, coed model of the 517 boot-cut jean.
Piccioli also took a break from casting the usual ethereal Valentino beauties to send real people from all walks of life down the runway. The casting, clothes and Levi’s collab gave a much younger feel to this Valentino collection, so could Piccioli be tapping into a younger target market?
From physical to digital, MM6 Maison Margiela presented its latest collection through a 6-minute film, which took us behind the scenes of a fashion lookbook. We saw a trench coat split in two to make a skirt and matching cape jacket, and many of the looks harkened back to Martin Margiela’s era of design for the house.
Versace also debuted its SS21 collection featuring a sea of loud neon designs and an underwater theme. The show also made history as Jill Kortleve, Alva Claire, and Precious Lee became the first plus-size models to walk Donatella’s runway.
And finally, it wouldn’t be fashion week without accusations of plagiarism.
Moschino debuted its SS21 collection but has faced backlash after being accused of copying Kid Super’s presentation, after both houses used stop-motion figures to showcase their collections. KidSuper took to Instagram to say:
“Everything’s Fake Until It’s Real” was the first of its kind Fashion Show to show on the official calendar. Two months later Jeremy Scott and Moschino use the same concept.”
They went on to say:
“now Jeremy Scott is deleting all the comments saying they are similar. All he had to do was reach out to collaborate.”
Did you guys see similarities between the two collections? After our rundown, we want to hear from you: what did you think of Milan Fashion Week?
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