After two seasons of party wares, Milan is back to business. While the focus of the city’s fashion industry has shifted away from the carefree styles that were once fashionable, Italian brands are still bringing a touch of fun to the table with their fall 2022 offerings. While the collection’s focus is on tailored clothes, they also brought a touch of happiness with their rosebud accents and sequin skirts.
The creative approach of Italian designers has helped them stand out from the crowd. For instance, if you’re planning on wearing low-rise jeans in the fall, take a look at the offerings of the brands that were showcased in Milan. Also, if you’re planning on wearing a shirt that’s equivalent to a pearl necklace, take note of the brand that was featured in the city.
We thought it would be useful to provide a cheat sheet for the various trends and designer highlights that were featured during Milan Fashion Week.
During the protests outside the shows, Giorgio Armani became the first prominent fashion designer to address the situation in Ukraine by holding a silent runway. He explained on Instagram that he decided to do so in order to show solidarity with the people affected by the conflict. His decision to refrain from playing music during his presentation was also well-received by the audience. Following his show, the designer’s collection was praised for its quiet strength.
The runways were full of low-rise jeans, and the trend was still alive and well during Milan Fashion Week. While this type of trend might not be for everyone, some designers were able to create a look that could work with any outfit by pairing it with high-waisted pants or a pair of tights.
For the company’s fall collection, the brand stayed true to its house codes. While it presented various pieces that were designed to be worn with either a tailored or a fitted jacket, it also brought a touch of color to its offerings with the addition of houndstooth prints.
For second-skin suits, Roberto Cavalli went for a literal interpretation by using leopard spots. Similarly, the brand’s offerings from Blumarine featured one-and-done solutions that are ideal for nights out.
Since Jeremy Scott became known for his consistent approach to creating his own unique looks, he has become one of the most sought-after designers in the industry. For his fall collection, the designer focused on bringing back the light fixture and turning it into a headwear staple. He also brought back the characters from Beauty and the Beast, such as Plumette and the Belle from the movie. The lavish setting was inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. At the end of the show, Scott showed off his collection in an astronaut suit. While it was a fitting end to his presentation, we weren’t surprised by the designer’s choice of attire.
This season, Chartreuse became one of the most sought-after colors in the industry. It’s a warm and vibrant shade that can be used to create a variety of looks. Its muted yet vibrant tone can be contrasted with the traditional cold-weather neutrals used by brands such as Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini and Del Core.
A bright cherry red was a memorable color story during the various Italian shows that were held during Milan Fashion Week. From the creations of Moschino to the fiery and sequinned offerings of GCDS, red has become the season’s color.