Milan Fashion Week: Moments you might have missed
1. The original supermodels rule the runway at Versace
We touched on this last week but I can’t not mention what has to be THE biggest moment of fashion month so far. Donatella Versace concluded her Milan runway show with a tribute to her late brother Gianni Versace on the 20th anniversary of his tragic murder. Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, Carla Bruni and Claudia Schiffer were reunited on the runway in a nineties tribute with a backing track of George Michael’s song Freedom. All five models, who are now in their late forties or early fifties, modelled for Versace back in the nineties and they are still looking fabulous!
2. Dolce and Gabbana use millennial models
While Versace were bringing back the past, D&G were looking to the future as they sent a new generation of mini-me models with celebrity parents down the catwalk. The line-up included P Diddy’s son Christian Combs, Anais Gallagher – daughter of Noel of Oasis fame, Hailey Baldwin and Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia Gerber.
3. Gigi dresses as a bouquet for Moschino
Gigi Hadid proved she is up for anything as she closed last week’s Moschino show dressed as a bouquet of flowers. The whimsical collection, which was designed by Jeremy Scott, also featured oversized tutus, My Little Pony prints, butterflies and dresses that looked like flowers. It was bizarre yet mesmerizing.
4. Prada’s comic book collection
Miuccia Prada took inspiration from iconic comic books for her SS 2018 collection. Models wore bright punk styles and oversized cut-items adorned with studs, stripes and, most importantly, comic-book prints. It’s safe to say you can expect to see some childhood cartoon styles coming to a high street store near you next spring!
It’s one of our favourite fashion sites – now Namshi is now giving shoppers the chance to make their homes look as stylish as their wardrobes as they launch a home and interiors section. The homes category will feature accessories and essentials from both international and local designers including Bombay Duck, Brooklyn Candle Studio and Drawdeck. All the products, as with clothing and beauty, will be delivered to your door within 24 hours. Namshi.com
French fashion label Paule Ka has announced the return of the founder of the brand, Serge Cajfinger, three years after he left, in the role of vice president in charge of ready-to-wear collections. The designer is back for the autumn 2018 collection, which will be unveiled during Paris Fashion Week in March. Serge has been bought in to revive the brand; out from Paule Ka are Alithia Spuri-Zampetti, the artistic director, and Catherine Vautrin, CEO. I’m looking forward to seeing the new collection.
Arab Fashion Week is moving
Arab Fashion Week is back in Dubai later this year with a new location at City Walk. The five-day event, which will be hosted by the Arab Fashion Council in partnership with Meraas, will take place from November 15-19 and will feature 25 regional designers who will present their latest designs with catwalk shows. As well as shows, the event will also feature presentations, panel discussions and pop-up boutiques. While many of the shows will only be open to industry experts, many of the boutiques, discussions and presentations are open to all fashion lovers. The designer line-up is yet to be announced but we will keep you updated with all the news and gossip in the lead up to the event.
Back to the beach
Finally the weather out there is gorgeous, so there’s no reason not to hit the beach this month. If you’re planning a visit check out the fab new swimwear collection by Cotton On. The Australian brand is known for its comfortable loungewear and fashionable active wear but this super stylish swimwear collection is my favourite for the new season. The range features autumnal tones and floral prints. Prices start at Dh39.