Ciao, Milano! Fashion month is in full swing, and we're racing to keep up at Milan Fashion Week. Read on for the looks we loved from the runways on day five, and click here for even more reviews from the season.
Dolce & Gabbana
Between the live performance and the stunt casting, it was hard to pay attention to the clothes at all. Typical of Dolce & Gabbana shows, the collection took an "everything but the kitchen sink" philosophy to clothes, showing everything from sportswear to evening gowns. But it was this look, worn by Alexandra Richards, that shows underneath the magpie styling, Dolce & Gabbana make truly beautiful clothes and accessories.
Like so many others, MSGM designer Massimo Giorgetti is obsessed with the upcoming return of "Twin Peaks"; nods to the show were sprinkled throughout the slightly eerie Fall 2017 runway. The clothes — for the most part — were great. Giorgetti mixed sporty motifs and silhouettes with more feminine fabrics and styles. The logoed items fell a little flat (maybe we're finally reaching sportif fatigue?) but the dresses and coats were all real standouts.
For Fall 2017, Salvatore Ferragamo designer Fulvio Rigoni presented a sleek, sophisticated collection in a mostly muted color palette. In dove grays, pale blues and deep aubergines, the simple clothes allowed the luxe fabrics to really shine. But Rigoni's designs risked being upstaged by Paul Andrew's shoes: platform, lug-soled booties that looked perilous to walk in, and a series of shoes balanced without a heel that are perfect for Lady Gaga's new, more grown-up style.
The show location for Arthur Arbesser's Fall 2017 collection was an army bakery dating back to the late 1800s, which had most famously been used to bake bread for all of Milan during World War II. It was, to be honest, a little creepy. But it captured the vibes of Arbesser's inspiration, Wim Wenders's '80s-Berlin-set "Wings of Desire." The collection itself was an explosion of bright colors — oh, and toed-shoes, which are the result of a collaboration between Arbesser and Vibram. What else does one wear with slick pink vinyl, or giant gold lamé culottes?