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Milan Fashion Week is successfully revering the Eighties and the Nineties these days, especially through the fall 2018 runway shows of Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Giorgio Armani.
Although translating those fashion accents to completely different attitudes, all fashion houses managed to overload MFW with an elegant wave of fashion inspiration, the patterns of which unapologetically confirm Versace, Ferragamo, and Giorgio Armani some of the fashion industry’s most legendary houses. Get ready for Donatella Versace educating and surprising us, Ferragamo’s acclaimed new debut, and Giorgio Armani’s firm point on fashion, society, and coexistence!
Versace Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 RTW Collection
Donatella Versace is fully back on track and has two clear visions in mind. The first one, which might end up being the hardest, is to make any anglophone person pronounce the fashion house’s label “[verˈsaːtʃe],” with a final [e] and not [i:] (she has seriously spent a lot of time lately educating people about it on her Instagram stories).
Donatella Versace’s second main goal was to revive Versace’s glorious times, i.e. when the Casa di Moda was on everyone’s lips. Along with Versus Versace, Versace’s sister line, whose overall appeal is fresher and younger, we might firmly say Donatella accomplished her goals (at least the second one).
Showcased a few hours ago at MFW, the Versace fall 2018 collection was all about the glorious Eighties, and Clueless-approves, Nineties-inspired accents, with tweeds, miniskirts, sensual lines, logos, and leathery materials dominating the scene. Quite interestingly, the collection’s color palette displayed mainly primary colors, and separates, meaning that Donatella Versace’s third main fall 2018 vision was that of helping us put on coherent outfits with at least one of the line-up’s ensembles.
Extremely versatile and overall perfect for a day-to-day life, Versace’s fall 2018 items would easily make anyone happy and ready to literally rule the day. Also, pay attention to the collection’s logoed scarves, as we are sure they will fly off the shelves within seconds (quickly landing on Instagram).
Salvatore Ferragamo Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 RTW Collection
One of MFW’s most anticipated debuts is finally here! Paul Andrew, the new creative director at Salvatore Ferragamo, just showcased a minimalistic 21-piece fall 2018 collection (it was a co-ed format), wherein the structures, lines, and the color palette are definitely not disappointing.
Filled with rich materials such as velvet, cozy structures, and an overall urban-chic appeal that could make anyone feel like a million bucks, Paul Andrew’s Salvatore Ferragamo fall 2018 collection unveiled its aesthetically minimal legacy at MFW, playing extremely interesting contrasts with more whimsical runway shows such as Moschino’s, and Roberto Cavalli’s.
But that’s not all!
Andrew, who launched his eponymous footwear line in 2012, is a master at crafting accessory items that are as luxurious as utilitarian, and perfectly transmuted this ability of his into an astounding Salvatore Ferragamo fall 2018 footwear line that is covetable, to say the least.
With a demure debut like this, we cannot wait to see what he has in store for us and for Ferragamo’s future collections.
Giorgio Armani Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 RTW Collection
Polished, refined, and linear, any Giorgio Armani’s collection is more than a clothing line, with the Italian designer always willing to prove how powerful fashion can be in our society.
His latest Giorgio Armani fall 2018 collection, showcased a few hours ago at MFW, reinforced this motif, which many already see as a clear opposition to Gucci’s fall 2018 aesthetics and show.
Said to be “an ode to coexistence as opposed to exclusion,” Giorgio Armani’s visions for the autumnal season are soigné and dreamy, with even Armani’s standard suits having been translated to their more ethereal and satin version.
At the same time, all the collection’s separates prove to be constructed through a utilitarian lens, made for the working women who are not willing to give up on style.
“I’ve always seen my work as a reaction to the times we live because clothes affect behaviors and attitudes,” wrote Giorgio Armani on his runway show’s notes, and we can fairly state he definitely lives up to his words.
Photos via Vogue