Milan Fashion Week A/W 2022 Should I Actually Keep Covering It?

Milan Fashion Week
Milan Fashion Week

This season I was excited to see MFW kicked off with We Are Made In Italy (Black Lives Matter In Italian Fashion – Collective), ignorant to the diversity issues in Italy. Now I’m debating, Milan Fashion Week A/W 2022 Should I Actually Keep Covering It?

I recall my mother, who traveled for her government job & fun; claimed Italy was the best place she had ever been (granted she never made it to Paris, lol)

Italy has always been on my bucket list but after discovering the lack of diversity, I’m rethinking my view.

So I ask my friends… Milan Fashion Week A/W 2022 Should I Actually Keep Covering It?


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I want to start off by saying MILAN KILLED IT on venues & set designs!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Diesel

SIGNATURE: SEXY DENIM put Diesel on the map!

WHAT’S NEW: Love the huge inflatables they used as set design showcasing their signature denim. Oversize belts made into frayed denim UBER MINI SKIRTS! Stuck to the seasonless trend showing wooly shearling overcoats next to micro minis & SOFT NUDES for A/W 2022. Waxed denim trench coats

IN MY CART: Smocked yellow mini dress & ALL KNIT MINIS


Fendi

SIGNATURE: SCREAMS traditional Italian fashion MODERNIZED + BEYOND INCREDIBLE handbags

WHAT’S NEW: Light chiffon for A/W 2022, jackets with asymmetrical hems, bracelet length tops & jackets to SHOWCASE OPERA LENGHT GLOVES

IN MY CART: LEATHER apron corset tunic top


Alberta Ferretti

SIGNATURE: CONFIDENT COQUETTE style

WHAT’S NEW: Unusual mixed medium designs (faux fur paired with metallics & chiffon in 1 piece); everything but the kitchen sink in a look, BUT IT WORKS! Emphasis on collar details like layered ruffles & turtleneck knits. ALSO lots of shearling/lambskin this season

IN MY CART: Silk dress with rose velvet burnout, ALL silver knit sweaters, large paillettes mermaid pants & skirt, white chiffon dress


Roberto Cavalli

SIGNATURE: OVERTLY SEXY designs with bold prints. If you WANT TO GET **CKED YOU WEAR CAVALLI!

WHAT’S NEW: This season the collection says, “LET ME TIE YOU UP!” Total dominatrix vibes with belting & harnesses. WHY CURVED HEELS, lol? YES, they’re back & Cavalli makes them sexy again!

For A/W 2022, the brand dove into the 90s Cavalli archives to revive the current trends: tartan plaids, chocker necklaces & studded combat boots. MODERNIZING CAVALLI CLASSICS like adding a relief style rose to combat boots & as as a focus for many designs

IN MY CART: ALL OF IT PLEASE!!


Thursday, February 24, 2022

Max Mara

SIGNATURE: POWERFUL & MODEST designs

WHAT’S NEW: Lots of LAMBSKIN/SHEARLING for A/W 2022

IN MY CART: Full length orange nylon puffer skirt with side zipper slit, PATCHWORK MINI DRESS + ALL the wide leg pants


Miuccia Prada & Raf Simons Presents Prada

SIGNATURE: It’s NO ACCIDENT the Prada brand is in soooo many songs… PRADA IS FASHION!! Their signature is to channel eras: 1920s drop waists, the 40s bold shoulders with strappy sandals & 50s full circle skirts. ALSO pocket & logo details are classic Prada. And don’t forget NEXT LEVEL accessories, shoes & bags! Every season Prada gives us WOW and A/W 2022 WAS NO EXCEPTION!!

WHAT’S NEW: Prada doesn’t do “new/trendy” THEY BUILD IT & WE COME! Liya Kebede (90s SUPERMODEL) comeback WHOA, she never ages!!

IN MY CART: I enjoy covering designers that are totally me & PRADA IS! LIVING for the chain cross neck detail with logo plaque. DOUBLE BAG… WHAT? YASSSS!

SIGNATURE: STUNNINGLY EDGY, Italian menswear

WHAT’S NEW: More leather this season including COOL PAINTER STYLE JUMPSUITS. Miuccia & Raf gave us the BOLD SHOULDER TREND & unique fur details on jackets & overcoats. Their were cool actors that walked, but Jeff Goldblum KILLED IT closing the show!


Blumarine

SIGNATURE: Known for their UNIQUE TAKE on the trends. Not a brand you wear head to toe; when you need a trending piece for the season, you go to Blumarine!

WHAT’S NEW: Relief roses as the focus of many designs & the CATSUIT TREND is new for Blumarine

IN MY CART: ALL the long sleeve silk shirts


Maison Margiela

SIGNATURE: LUXURY STREETWEAR! Beautifully constructed designs with bold silhouettes

WHAT’S NEW: A LOOK-BOOK PRESENTATION instead of runway show

IN MY CART: Hunter green long leather double breasted vest & PYTHON OPERA GLOVES


Moschino

SIGNATURE: Every season Jeremy Scott gives us what we come to love… BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED ART! Jeremy has an affinity for the 50s era so it’s NO SURPRISE he references it when he created the A/W 2022 collection

WHAT’S NEW: This season we were treated to a Moschino “MET GALA”! The TRUE DEFINITION OF LUXURY including Jeremy coming out in the most BAD ASS astronauts uniform NASA could only dream of!!!

IN MY CART: Like every season I WANT IT ALL, but my standouts are THE HATS/HEADPIECESLITTLE CHAIR PLEASE!!


Friday, February 25, 2022

Tod’s

SIGNATURE: When you think of Tod’s you think AMAZING LEATHER, OUTWEAR & BAGS, so for A/W 2022 they DID NOT DISAPPOINT! They kept to their signature of classic pieces, modernized

WHAT’S NEW: Tod’s jumped on the GLITTER TREND

IN MY CART: Milk chocolate collared cape, off the shoulder full length leather dress, SHEARLING GLOVES with leather strap


Missoni

SIGNATURE: Known for their BEAUTIFUL CEVRON PATTERN & GENIUS KNITWEAR!

WHAT’S NEW: They came out of the gate with the SEASONLESS TREND, showing beautiful overcoats with knit bikinis. Cinched “harem-style” pants no doubt pulled from the 90s Missoni archives along with the waxed leather pieces. SUPERMODEL ALERT: Amber Valetta walked like she never retired!

IN MY CART: Signature chevron pattern sequin full length column dress, full length knit dress with sequin thread, ALL SEQUIN COATS


Sportsmax

SIGNATURE: URBAN SEXY designs

WHAT’S NEW: The lighting was a bit challenging to see the details of the black designs

IN MY CART: Leather top with the briefs look, the silver arm & tie jewelry, fingertip gloves & ALL THE KILLER STILETTOS


Etro

SIGNATURE: The Etro woman is a LUX TRENDSETTING POWER CHICK. She walks in the room like, “I’M THAT BITCH!” Etro designs the boho collection of your dreams with BANGIN’ BAGS & ACCESSORIES

WHAT’S NEW: Etro’s signature IS new! Standouts this season are NEXT LEVEL prints & different types of wool for the knitwear designs

IN MY CART: BRING IT ALL BABY, especially the sequin tops paired with velvet suits LIVING!!


Gucci

SIGNATURE: IN YOUR FACE, UNAPOLOGETIC LUXURY SEXY collections! Gender bending creations like chiffon spaghetti strap tank tops & florals for men. GUCCI IS ALL ABOUT THE BAGS BABY! And the attention to detail on their accessories is BEYOND!!

WHAT’S NEW: This season the brand collaborated with adidas to create LUXURY STREETWEAR! Who says you can’t walk your kids to school in $4k Gucci/adidas pants with logo leather beret? Then add a clashing tartan plaid Gucci/adidas overcoat & YOU’RE READY FOR THE BOARDROOM!

IN MY CART: IT’S GUCCI… WHAT DON’T I WANT?!


Versace

SIGNATURE: Versace is Italian FASHION ROYALTY!

WHAT’S NEW: Using the corset trend as a focus for A majority of the collection. For A/W 2022 Versace went to their 90s ARCHIVES to modernize latex, cargo pants, lug soles, houndstooth & plaid

IN MY CART: You know I WANT IT ALL!


Saturday, February 26, 2022

Ports 1961

SIGNATURE: CLASSIC designs

WHAT’S NEW: It’s been a long time since I covered Ports 1961, so the A/W 2022 collection was ALL NEW TO ME

IN MY CART: LOVING the black & white oversize knit sweaters & white pleated skirt


Jil Sander

SIGNATURE: BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED classic pieces

WHAT’S NEW: For A/W 2022; LOOSER SILHOUETTES even with the bow cinching belts

IN MY CART: The long wool double breasted sleeveless vests & you know EVERY BEADED SKULLIE HAT is in my cart!


Dolce & Gabbana

SIGNATURE: Unless you LIVE UNDER A ROCK, YOU KNOW DOLCE & GABBANA!

WHAT’S NEW: Oversize wooly outerwear with matching hats

IN MY CART: The asymmetric sunglasses, the coats, the pants, jackets & boots, EVERYTHING IN MY CART… YAAASSSS!!


Milan Fashion Week A/W 2022 Should I Actually Keep Covering It?

Marni

SIGNATURE: A/W 2022 is the first time covering the Marin collection. My take, HIGH ART brand

WHAT’S NEW: Felt the LONG runway collection was difficult to follow due to the idea of showing the designs by limited lighting & models shining flashlights on the designs. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? You are only getting the details of the back of the garment!!

IN MY CART: Not my vibe but looking forward to seeing what they come up with in future collections


Bottega Veneta

SIGNATURE: When you think Bottega you see THE WOVEN LEATHER that put this global brand on the fashion map!

WHAT’S NEW: This season BV gave us THEIR ICONIC bucket bag with a long strap you can sling over your shoulder & a double bucket with a long strap; giving field worker vibes

IN MY CART: The entire collection IS FIRE and its ALL COVETABLE! The leather full skirts with matching fringe underskirt paired with crew neck sweaters are NEXT LEVEL!!!


Sunday, February 27, 2022

Ferrari

SIGNATURE: Although it’s my first time covering a full runway, Ferrari has been in the apparel & accessories game for decades! LOVE they incorporated a few accent colors to their legendary red, white, black & grey

IN MY CART: This LUXURY collection is as HOT as their car designs: SLEEK, MODERN & SEXY AF! Also like their cars the A/W 2022 collection screams “I’M ITALIAN, DAMN IT!”


DSquared2

SIGNATURE: Luxury streetwear for the URBAN POWER WOMAN

WHAT’S NEW: To be perfectly honest, I watched the menswear collection from a month ago (below) before reviewing this collection. Dean & Dan [Caten] were inspired by a mountain climbing, nomadic lifestyle

IN MY CART: Surprisingly I enjoyed the men’s designs more than the women’s. However, I loved THE VIBRANT SWEATERS & a few skirts, but overall it wasn’t my style. Can’t wait to see the twins get back to their signature sharp cut suits & Italian FRESH STREETWEAR

SIGNATURE: This was my first time covering a “men’s-only” DSquared2 collection; used to seeing men’s & womenswear together. Luxury streetwear for TRENDSETTING ARTISTIC men

WHAT’S NEW: As mentioned above Dean & Dan wants everyone to get out & CLIMB EVEREST, or at least look like we want to!

IN MY CART: Although I liked the menswear collection more than the women’s, I missed the FIERECE MEN’S SUITING the twins are known for!!


THE MASTER GIORGIO ARMANI

I am going to take a moment to give you a little history on this FASHION GENIUS/ARTIST

87 YEARS OLD & still creating 6 collections + each year IS REMARKABLE! If you love fashion then educate yourself on this LIVING LEGEND!! How many more years will we have him to create for us? Take the time to learn more ⬇️

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giorgio_Armani

Emporio Armani

SIGNATURE: The Emporio brand DEFINED Italian street/activewear

WHAT’S NEW: Mr. Armani has done EVERYTHING in fashion so what’s new are the textiles & SATURATED PASTELS for A/W 2022

IN MY CART: The first look is FIRE, a smocked color-blocked jacket. Logo sheer tanks + ALL the shiny waxed pleather pieces, YAS halter! Black baby doll style tunic with bow & jewel details paired with biker shorts, GORGEOUS!!

Giorgio Armani

SIGNATURE: DIDN’T YOU READ THE WIKI? GIORGIO IS modern Italian fashion! Exquisite textiles & tailoring is why he is A LEGEND!!

WHAT’S NEW: No music during runway show was interesting. GLITTER TREND sparkled on many designs for A/W 2022

IN MY CART: Dying for the ALL the glitter + the tie without collard shirt looks


After viewing ALL of the Milan Fashion Week collections, I can report there was diversity on the runway. However, I didn’t see a large number of full figure models. It makes sense because Italy doesn’t have the obesity problems we have in the States.

Although you saw EVERY RACE REPRESENTED on the catwalk, it’s true their is NO DIVERSITY in the ateliers. SO I ask you fashionistas…

Milan Fashion Week, Should I Actually Keep Covering It?

Leave a comment & let me know. Also SUBSCRIBE ⬇️ because Paris is coming Saturday, March 12th!

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