I wish Milan fashion week was longer, stretched over days and even months because following it was like opening a box of treats every day – you never knew what to expect and there was always something special to enjoy.
I was lucky to watch some of the live streams and incredibly grateful to be given such an opportunity. It’s a shame that Bottega Veneta was all very much a private affair because I would love to see it in motion rather than stills that, as beautiful as they were, didn’t move me enough to talk about them much longer.
And so before we travel to the Holy Grail of fashion I want to share some of my favourite looks from the catwalks of Milan. My choice is based mainly on the gut feeling and my desire to own and wear the clothes.
Dolce & Gabbana show was as Italian as it could possibly be: the theatrical setting, the music and, of course, the clothes created for a woman who knows how beautiful she is. It was also wonderful to see how Domenico and Stefano remain so true to their philosophy and style and yet manage to play with the silhouettes, mood and fabrics in a way that’s so exciting.
I love love love this Emilio Pucci dress! It looks like a second skin, almost as if you just walked through the moonlight. Absolutely mesmerising.
The last Jil Sander by Raf Simons collection was a midsummer dream, so ethereal and delicate like a dance of petals in the wind. Some looks reminded me of Dior's designs and I secretly hope that this is where Simons will be heading to next…
Finally there is Sportmax. In one word: LOVE. This is a kind of sporty and slightly edgy elegance that I crave and adore and would wear day in and day out if only I had a chance to.
Photo source: flowers at Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2012, Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012, Emilio Pucci Fall/Winter 2012, Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2012, Sportmax Fall/Winter 2012