Milan Fashion Week

Monogram furs at Fendi and Cavalli’s new designer debut, the latest from Milan fashion week

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 23 September, 2017, 4:27pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 23 September, 2017, 4:27pm


A graphic look with checks, stripes, chevrons and a silhouette based on triangles summed up Fendi for Spring ‘18. Even the brand’s FF logo fits snugly into this geometric theme - which will keep the logo-mad happy.

This is always a tricky season for a house known for its fur and leather - although there were a few lightweight fur pieces like a logo jacket modelled by Kendall Jenner in this collection - so Karl Lagerfeld chose its antithesis, airy light nylon organzas for coats and parkas. In fact, it was one of Fendi’s breeziest collections to date.

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Roberto Cavalli Spring / Summer 2018 Women’s Collection. #RobertoCavalli #PaulSurridge #SS18

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Fashion is about change and Roberto Cavalli, like Gianni Versace, designed for women of another era who dressed in glam, super provocative fashion. Women of today have different priorities, and Cavalli’s new designer Paul Surridge, a little-known British designer with an impressive CV, has identified that in his first outing for Cavalli. These weren’t clothes for rich bohemians, but women with a more athletic outlook on life, the look was sportier but not sportswear. The signature animal prints have been toned down to an abstract zebra print and the baroque maximalism of the Cavalli brand has been, for the time-being been shelved. It was a bold and brave new statement.

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#liuwen #tods #mlfw

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This season has been remarkably bereft of sportswear, that is until Tod’s unveiled its latest collection. The brand, like Roberto Cucinelli and Loro Piana speaks of a luxurious, timeless Italian style, where the emphasis is on amazing fabrics and craftsmanship. Tod’s has perfected the Italian Dream as the show was entitled, luxurious modern, leisurewear that is the uniform of the monied classes from Portofino to Positano. Everything was in dreamy leather and suede from bomber jackets, double-breasted Blazers, ring pull sports tops to Capri pants and wrap skirts and a particularly delicious ombré tunic dress that changed from sky blue to a sandy yellow that made one think of summer holidays.