Milan Fashion Week spring 2018 just narrowed down love through the spring 2018 runway collections of Marni, Dolce & Gabbana, Trussardi, and MSGM, proving that there’s always more to analyse behind any seasonal runway show.
Whether it was about feelings of love for an idea, a muse, a city or even one’s own career, MFW just reminded us to look at both the present and future with positive and proactive eyes, as no matter what happens, love’s endless forms will always help us reinvent ourselves. Without further (philosophical, kind of) ado, let’s dive into the inspiring spring/ summer 2018 collections of Marni, Dolce & Gabbana, Trussardi, and MSGM!
Marni Spring/ Summer 2018 RTW Collection
Although many thought Italian fashion house Marni was about to lose its identity after former creative director and founder Consuelo Castiglioni’s departure, its new creative designer Francesco Risso has never stopped proving them wrong ever since his appointment in October last year.
For his latest Marni spring 2018 collection, Risso even went further surprising us with new perspectives on the label, injecting waves of free-spirited accents and childish attitudes in its astounding legacy. The Marni spring 2018 collection got filtered through a Willy Wonka-approved lens, as it was inspired by “two English gardens as seen by Tim Burton… with candies”.
Colorful and jocose, Marni’s take on the upcoming warmer months could be simply described as the antonym of “boring”, especially when it comes to the patterns and exaggerated silhouettes. Florals, ginghams, stripes, and even animal prints were all over the place during Risso’s runway show, and just confirmed Risso’s willingness to charm us with unexpected visionary leitmotifs season after season.
As for those who were wondering about Francesco Risso’s now iconic muse, namely Chicago-born skateboarder turned model Ansley Gulielmi, well, she is still Marni’s brand ambassador and runway model of the moment, so we definitely expect her and Risso to hit it big, somehow, in the next few months.
Dolce & Gabbana Spring/ Summer 2018 RTW Collection
With any Dolce & Gabbana runway show being extremely anticipated, and designer Stefano Gabbana being extremely active on all the social media channels, ready to tease us whenever and however he can, there is no surprise the latest Dolce & Gabbana spring 2018 collection was (well, still is) on everyone’s lips.
For their Dolce & Gabbana spring/ summer 2018 collection, creative duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana staged a love-based fairy-tale, revisited through strong millennial-approved aesthetics, which saw a more modern version of the Queen of Hearts as the sole protagonist. As explained by Stefano Gabbana backstage, one “can find love wherever,” so why not on the catwalk?
Dolce & Gabbana’s love was, of course, strongly passionate and sensual yet not in all of its representation, as toward the middle and the last part of the show the Italian duo embraced their usual maximalismo celebrating colors, diversity, and liveliness in general.
If you are looking for extraordinary outfits, the Dolce and Gabbana spring/ summer 2018 collection is definitely the place to go!
Trussardi Spring/ Summer 2018 RTW Collection
Behind Trussardi’s doors there’s now a woman, Gaia Trussardi, i.e. a young talented creative director who knows what she wants and knows how to translate it to fashion. For her Trussardi spring 2018 collection, Gaia Trussardi found inspiration in her city’s streets, urban landscapes, and figurative personae, overwhelming us with all things Milano related.
Milan, Trussardi’s hometown, is often regarded in Italy as a city filled with workaholic people and grey skies, which is something not (so) true. Sure, you’ll get a lot of busy people talking about work at any Milanese café (especially during MFW), but you will also find an astounding amount of artistic references, cosmopolitan accents, and strong senses of adventure in any part of the city, inevitably getting inspired by them as a result.
For these reasons the Trussardi spring 2018 collection was not only true to its legacy (meaning that Trussardi’s signature leather materials were always there), but also unapologetically work-ready and wanderlust-inspired at the same time, with ultra-versatile proposals aplenty pervading the catwalk.
Above all, this Trussardi spring 2018 line-up was sensually and wildly free-spirited, too, which is no small feat indeed when it comes to translating Milan’s urban spirit to a 56-piece ready-to-wear collection.
MSGM Spring/ Summer 2018 RTW Collection
Although when Massimo Giorgetti left Emilio Pucci’s creative direction less than a year ago many were actually not surprised about the news, almost everybody was surely thrilled to see what the Italian designer had to say about his MSGM fashion line for spring. One of the reasons that led him to such a decision was, in fact, that he wanted to dedicate more time to his MSGM collections, renovating his line and treating us to its full fashion potential.
“I feel excited and happy. I’ve been able to finally focus on my collection entirely, with no distractions,” Giorgetti declared backstage in an interview with Vogue.
So, what did the MSGM spring 2018 collection have to say? First and foremost, that Giorgetti is back on track, and that he loves to make his presence noticed. His MSGM spring 2018 proposals were all colorful to say the least, and couldn’t go unnoticed not even in the most eclectically colored places on earth.
“I never give collections a title, but this time it felt right to do so,” he continued. “It’s called Hue/Saturation. It’s the key you hit on Photoshop to manipulate tonal hues.”
Then, that he still likes to toy with proportions and play with contrasting motifs, as he effortlessly combined bon-ton-ish ruffles and ruches with sharp workwear-inspired lines and figures. Lastly, that his MSGM spring 2018 is just the beginning of a new Giorgetti era, which won’t get the young, modern MSGM tribe disappointed, for sure.
Photos via Vogue