HEADS AND DRAGONS AT GUCCI
Alessandro Michelle has outdone himself this season with a runway complete with models holding their own heads and baby dragons. The life-like models which took 6 months to make, along with the operating room setting, may have been a creepy addition to the fashion presentation, but were a completely genius move for the social media savvy brand. The show, which Michelle called “Cyborg” was a commentary on the idea “we are the Dr. Frankenstein of our lives,” said Michele.
FENDI X FILA
Silvia Venturi Fendi described the latest Fendi collection as “a romantic uniform for a strong and powerful woman of today”, but in and amongst the strong feminine tailoring, Fendi gave a nod to street culture with a collaboration with well known streetwear brand, Fila. Plush sweatshirts and bags were emblazoned with a Fendi logo with a Fila twist. The updated Fendi logo, which borrows the iconic Fila “F”, was created by pop-culture artist “Hey Riley”.
D&G DOES DRONES
Dolce & Gabbana’s latest “Fashion Devotion” collection opened with an unexpected model – a line of drones holding this season’s latest D&G handbags – that’s one way to shine a light on your next must-have accessory. Could this perhaps be the future of the runway show?
The 80s are definitely the decade of the season with Versace following suit with an 80s glamour collection of electric primary-colour, pop prints, strong shoulders, waist cinching miniskirts and bold printed leggings. After last season’s iconic tribute to Gianni Versace, Donatella strikes again with a collection inspired by the Versace archives.
MONCLER GENIUS COLLABORATIONS
The puffer jacket made its way back into fashion a few seasons ago and clearly has no intentions of leaving. Down jacket apparel brand, Moncler is leveraging the reignited obsession with the puffer by creating a unique collaboration with the 8 globally recognised designers including Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino, Simone Rocha, and Craig Green. Pierpaolo Piccioli’s take on the winter staple featured floor sweeping puffer dresses and capes in irresistible, bold colours.