Convincing trends carried throughout the majority of collections many of which started a couple of seasons ago, and continued through LCM’s winter offerings (click here for the key trend visuals of Milan) but what was truly commendable and very much need by retailers and customers alike, was the designers ability to incorporate such trends into the design codes of the house and inject their own interpretations of brand identity.
It may well be one of those moments that every generation experiences a few morbid times in their lives. Where were you when Kennedy was killed, when Princess Diana died, when 9/11 happened, and currently, where were you when Britain disastrously, unwittingly, accidentally, downright stupidly, opted to divorce itself from our European family?
The first day of Milan and you’d be forgiven for thinking it was going to be a lighter schedule than normal, given that some brands chose not to show or rather to pair with their women’s shows (the wider reaching results of which we’ll discuss another time).
A retrospective of cool through musical influences were Gaia Trussardi's references. The designer spent some two months sourcing talented musicians from across the streets of Italy, then curated performance corners in situ in the Palazzo di Brera, with the musicians wearing the louche tailored corduroys, silk shirts and sweaters that made for a succinct, evocative somewhat bohemian collection.