This season, Fila took us on a trip in the middle of the mountains and proved to us once again that we can still be stylish and fashionable while being comfortable and warm. Wearing white in the mountains is a bold decision but it never seemed more appropriate. Walking from one installation to the other seemed like we were getting lost in a labyrinth of ice and increased our appetite for a day spent in the mountains. And thanks to the latest Fila collection now we can be more stylish than ever.
Annakiki presented a show that reflected a journey between past and future, a reinterpretation of classic and iconic silhouettes giving them a modern touch through the digital prints, oversized sleeves, and geometrical cuts. In between all the looks, everyone’s attention was caught by a pink taffeta minidress with balloon sleeves. Besides this, other highlights of the collection were the metallic fabrics, the bright colours, and the oversized jackets. Anna Wang’s collection is a warning signal that aims to bring a balance between technology and human interaction. It shows us that the internet, television and social media have alienated us from human values.
For Benetton, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac showed us once again, through a nomadic style, free and hybrid, that we are all “united” in a world without walls and that there is no future without happiness. A whole day of fashion, performances, skaters and music, a mix of art, fashion and street; an amalgam of camouflage, college-style stripes, super chic shades of camel and animal prints — all could be found in the “blended future” A/W collection of the house. Besides this, we could also find knitwear with lurex inserts and embroidered jacquard patterns to fabrics that include double-face neoprene, printed raincoats, and soft eco-leather, as well as meticulously crafted accessories. To quote mister Castelbajac, “it won’t be your everyday catwalk” — and it sure wasn’t.
As I entered the MSGM show space in a darkened industrial place, all I could distinguish was a purple carpet that lined the catwalk and the Perspex chairs where the guests had to sit. After a successful collaboration for his men’s collection with Dario Argento, Massimo Giorgetti partnered up once again with the master of horror. The main focus of their collaboration was prints, prints lifted from the director’s Deep Red, The Cat o Nine Tails and Suspiria, including cartoonish startled cats and eerie barnyard scenes on pleated skirts, as well as high-rise trousers, sweatshirts, lace dresses and ’40s silhouette dresses.
Moncler Genius was simply genius! Fragment by Hiroshi Fujiwara; Poldo Dog Couture; 1017 ALYX 9SM; Sandro Mandrino for Moncler Grenoble; Sergio Zambon for Moncler 1952 Men’s and Veronica Leoni for Moncler 1952 Women’s; Rick Owens and his cloud of smoke, Simone Rocha and her ballet world; Moncler Rimowa “Reflection;” Craig Greens’s twofold collection; and last but not least, Richard Quinn and his couture gowns. No, I didn’t forget about JW Anderson — I just saved him a special place as he is Moncler’s new recruit and most probably the most awaited collection.
Each of the eight selected designers has put all their imagination and creativity into creating capsule collections that represent the Moncler identity, all located in one incredible installment. We can’t help but admit that collaborations really represent the future of fashion and, don’t you find that genius?
words. Landiana Yolo