If there is one thing that makes digital presentations and virtual shows interesting, it is that we can watch the shows when, where and how we want. And on weekends, fashion doesn’t stop either, making us enjoy proposals that ranging from futurism to classicism, and from the questioning of gender to the renovation of tailoring, in an edition of Milan Fashion Week which is revolutionizing the pillars of the fashion system. Gianluca Capannolo is one of the first designers to unveil his collection, in which we perceive two different blocks that contrast and complement each other at the same time. Red, orange, and brick color precede a miscellany of greens and blues, in a metaphor of what seems to be the conversion of the intensity we are experiencing into hope and optimism. His silhouettes, relaxed without hiding the female body, wrap the models in a colorful and vibrant second skin to overcome any obstacle.
All Tomorrow’s Parties is the show presented by Sportmax, in which the concept of time becomes the main character. An ode to womanhood that exudes vitality and energy, embodied by an army of empowered women who hide their eyes with sunglasses and get ready to conquer the city after months of confinement. From white to black, and from transparency to leather, this collection is one of the most complete of those presented in recent days. From Sportmax’s fast-paced show to the calm proposed by Gabriele Colangelo, who fights his demons and considers love the only way to live on a better planet in his collection, in defense of sustainability and reconnecting with his inner lights and shadows.
Onitsuka takes us to the highest mountains on the planet in its latest proposal, Unfashionshow, inspired by the mountaineering trend popularized in the 1970s. In recent weeks, we have seen several established brands bet on trekking and climbing, in a clear attempt to get closer to nature after these difficult months. Transgressive and sporty, the brand invites us to get rid of prejudices to enjoy our bodies and movement through light games that do not leave us indifferent.
Uri, the gorilla, is the centerpiece of the show starring Giorgio Armani. And the Italian designer has made this decision because he considers that nature is the most important thing today. Respect, care and love it as the only way to safeguard the world we live in. The Maison’s logo, also present on the catwalk, alludes to the legacy and DNA of the fashion house, which shows how to evolve towards the new times while respecting the essence that has kept it in the fashion system for decades. True to his nature and aware of the demands coming from new generations, Armani finds his best ally in balance.
And it’s the turn of Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, who presents one of the best collections to date. Exciting, complete, and different. This is what we need right now, and the creative director gives it to us generously by doing a fantastic exercise of proportions, reinventing the preppy style through marked waistlines, volume at the top, and berets to bring a touch of sophistication. The models walk through the projected clouds in a dreamlike journey that brings back our illusion. But who wins the award to the brand that has best-taken advantage of the digital ecosystem in which this edition of Milan Fashion Week is being held, it’s Annakiki. Maintaining its passion for physical fashion shows, but making use of different camera shots, the fashion house is torn between black and white (with a section reserved for blues) in an outstanding collection with futuristic appeal. It’s a yes!