We are still shocked by all the naphthalene and boredom that were served to us in London as an appetiser before Milan. We landed in the Italian fashion capital starving for genuine fashion and we have finally received what we were asking for. Hallelujah!
Karl Lagerfeld enters Fendi in 1967 and remains a part of the fashion family to his very last day. You can imagine how emotional and particularly fragile the atmosphere during the show was days after the loss of the Keiser. A true tribute to everything that Karl has left to Fendi – character, history, a recognisable silhouette and the right amount of glamour. After the logomaniac wave, the collaboration with Fila and a whole bunch of other campaigns by the brand, this collection seemed much more mature, orderly and meaningful to us. Something that we don’t only want to see in our own wardrobe, but also keep it there for a long time. It was a pleasure!
We wish the name of Ian Griffiths, Max Mara’s creative director, would be equally famous to that of Alessandro Michele, the creative genius behind Gucci. You might wonder what the connection is. Well, both of them took just several years to raise their brands to a religious cult. And while the latter did it with extreme kitsch and commercial provocation, then the former shot to fame an Italian fashion house with long-kept traditions. And made it once again a desired brand by every true lady. Because this is how you feel when you are wearing Max Mara. And this is how you look. The brand’s fall/winter 2019 collection is a truly cheerful ‘Wow’. It hit us right in the heart both with its classic coats and its miniskirts in exotic leathers. Total looks in gentle beige simply gave us the chills… at first sight!
If someone was to take us back to the 80s in a time machine, could we please have the journey arranged by Alberta Ferretti? Because there are very few other than her who are so successful at playing with this decade. Killer cuts, high waists, splendid shirts with pleats and curls on one shoulder. Huge accessories at the right place and a pleasant juxtaposition of materials. Should we also comment on the glamour of the most delicate soleil skirt we have ever seen? We are going to skip the comments. Instead, we are going to applaud!
Text: Alexandra Tosheva