During an unseasonably warm February in Milan, some of Italy’s biggest brands showcased the very best of the season ahead. From Gucci’s mesmerising light show to Moschino’s Price is Right gameshow-themed extravaganza, the week was filled with spectacles. However, as always, it was the clothes that were the star of the show. This season saw heritage Italian brands such as Tod’s, Agnona and Max Mara going back to what they do best, alongside newcomer Attico bringing an effervescent energy to the city.
Much of the week centred around new beginnings as well as goodbyes, in particular Daniel Lee’s much-anticipated debut runway show for Bottega Veneta and Karl Lagerfeld’s final collection for Fendi, both of which proved to be resounding successes. As far as trends for autumn/winter 2019/20 were concerned, Milan had plenty to offer. Fun and frivolity were certainly high on the agenda for many brands, alongside heavy investment in truly luxury fabrics, while nostalgia, as ever, played a huge role.
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