Milan Fashion Week
By Livan Samudio
Like other fashion weeks held this past September, Milan Fashion Week was conducted similarly. From September 22 to the 28 there would be a combination of virtual and physical shows. Exactly 64 shows with 23 physical and 41 virtual according to the Camera Nazionale Della Moda. For the physical shows, models were not wearing masks but the audience was social distancing.
On the first day of MFW, Silvia Venturini Fendi presented her last solo fashion show. For the next season, Kim Jones will be the new artistic director. Fendi’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection seemed to use a lot of light colors of embroidered linen that looked loose and flowing at times. Additionally, she had other pieces that were also tight and form-fitting. Many of the pieces were mixed neutral colors like white, brown, and black. The runway area and background were all white and gave the show a very open and clean environment that gave the pieces the perfect light.
The following day, Miuccia Prada had a live-streamed show. This collection was the first collection under the creative duo, Raf Simon and Prada. The show was held in a large yellow with groups of monitors descending from the ceiling and the models would walk in between displaying the womenswear Spring/Summer 2021 collection. The pieces were all very bold and uniform, using mainly colors like black and white. The collection varied from dresses to two-piece bodysuits and large jackets.
One of the ending days of MFW, Donatella Versace also held a live-streamed show for her Spring/Summer 2021 collection. The pieces were all very vibrant and refined using different combinations of colors. In the live stream, the description stated “The journey to Versacepolis”. The runway was decorated with statues and structures that seemed to be imitating ancient Greece. In the background, an underwater scenery with sharks and fish was displayed. The entire collection seemed to have an underwater inspiration with starfish brooches and fish and flower patterns.
Not only did Versace have very vibrant and colorful pieces but also very bold and professional. To conclude the show, Versace posted a sign stating that her entire staff was her audience members and that they had been tested negative for COVID-19.
Livan Samudio is an editorial intern who's interests and passions include fashion, music, television shows, and pop culture.