In the spirit of Fashion Month this September, #PreenFashionSeries stitches together stories on trends, bygone names, storied brands, and the next big things here and abroad.
We just got served a full plate of real, Italian goodness at Milan Fashion Week. Shows came in like fine dining set menus—no breaks, well prepped, and just how we like them.
At the start of the week, a new Roberto Cavalli and Emilio Pucci got our appetites going with their new designer takeovers. This then gave enough prep time for the main course: Alessandro Michele’s second womenswear collection. And just when you think you’re filled to the brim, Dolce & Gabbana ended the week with a big cherry on top.
We hope you still have room for more as we bring you the past week’s bestsellers.
The Pucci and Cavalli evolution
The thing with a new designer taking over a fashion house is balancing the new with the brand’s DNA. For Peter Dundas at his new post at Roberto Cavalli, he remained loyal to the esteemed fashion house’s penchant for prints: baroque, cloudy skies, and tie-dyes for this season. But making pink denim look as light as a feather? Peter is off to a good start.
On the other hand, his old fashion label, Emilio Pucci is now in the hands of MGSM’s Massimo Giorgetti. He introduced a streetwear approach to the brand with an “urban mermaids” collection. As to where he is going exactly, we don’t know yet. We give it a season or two more to figure it out.
The powerhouses that are Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana
Whether or not this is some kind of a shoe fetish, seemingly ticklish feather details are in this season. Taking cue from Gucci’s fall/winter 2016 Uncle It-inspired fur loafers and flats are Emilio Pucci’s heels with ostrich feathers and No. 21’s heavily tasseled and feathered booties. While these footwear spell impracticality, hey, shoes just want in on the fun, too.