Despite all that has been happening globally, it will soon be time for a much-awaited twice-yearly event in Milan, one of the world’s most prestigious fashion destinations. Fashion Week in this fashion mecca is slated for February 22-28 and it’s an event you definitely want to attend.
Milan isn’t only the fashion capital of Italy, it is home to some of the leading fashion houses in the world such as Prada, Miu Miu, and Fendi.
The fashion buzz in Milan is about the much-awaited unveiling of Matthieu Blazy’s new collection for Bottega Veneta on February 26 – his first since he replaced Daniel Lee as creative director. Fashion magazine editors are waiting to see whether Blazy will take the crown from Prada during fashion week and the excitement is mounting. Getting all your plans underway now to attend this thrilling event is a wise move. Staying in the unbelievably modern, sleek, posh Townhouse Michel in Milan’s fashion district puts you right in the center of fashion week action. Not only does this impressive, contemporary property have a private elevator and a terrific city view, it also features a rooftop terrace with a lovely garden, a pool and a Jacuzzi.
Gucci is Back
Aside from Blazy’s new collection, not much has been released about the week in Milan. But we do know that Gucci will be returning to the event after being absent for two years. Instead of taking part in fashion week, Gucci decided to showcase its collection on its own through films, virtual shows and destination events. We also know the fashion house will feature a mixed-gender or genderless collection in Milan.
A Peek into What Fashion Editors are Seeing
It looks like this year’s spring and summer fashion is all about deconstruction and ultra-short minis. Sculpted shoes that have the earmarks of art pieces are also raging, especially from Prada and Fendi.
The Art of Deconstruction
Sustainability is part of the main impetus behind deconstruction in fashion. Upcycling isn’t just a trend, designers say it’s here to stay and so looking for new ways of using things has become quite chic. Deconstruction is a way of giving clothes a distressed look. Seams are exposed, edges are raw and pieces look as though the designer hasn’t finished them. Prada’s creative directors have used linings of couture jackets and gowns to create clothes on their own to put a sexy spin on things.
Dare to Go Shorter
Skirts inspired by 60s fashion icon, Twiggy, are getting shorter and shorter. Shorts are often paired with these miniest of low-rise minis to prevent possible embarrassing moments. Expect to see many of these in fashion hubs this spring and summer. Fendi, Prada, Versace, Dior, Simone Rocha, and Moschino are just a few brands reinterpreting the garment.
Shoes with a Point
Even though square-toed shoes are staying, pointy shoes just keep getting pointier. There is nothing more sultry than a pair of leg-lengthening, pointed pumps. Many designers are going back to this sexy staple. You’ll be seeing this style of shoe dominate the runway in Milan. The point, too, is having a place to stay in Milan that is just as stylish and exclusive as the couture at fashion week. When you choose to stay at Townhouse Josie, you’re not only staying in the lap of contemporary luxury, but you’re meters away from the amazing Duomo square and the shopping district. After a day of show-stopping fashions, relax by having a soak in the Jacuzzi swimming pool. Enjoy a glass or two of wine from the wine cellar after having a steam and use the private elevator to crawl into your lavish king-size bed to dream about which designer piece you’ll next add to your wardrobe.
Having been cloistered so many times due to Covid, it makes sense that some designers are logically being a bit edgy when it comes to their creations. Vivienne Westwood has always been known to have a punky, avant garde style by which some other designers have been influenced. No doubt, we will see these influences on the runway as well.
When you have a keen fashion sense with a desire to see new collections hot off the design board, you must head to Milan Fashion Week. At LVH we want you to have the best of the best when it comes to your accommodations and your travel itinerary. Let us start planning your exciting Milan Fashion Week trip now!