The highly anticipated Milan Fashion Week 2023 roared fiercely on the Milan runway as the biggest names in fashion showcased their prolific collection, and the celebrity rendezvous swayed in high spirits. The biannual event took place from September 19th to 25th, 2023.
Renowned designers like Francesca Liberatore and Gianluca Alibrando showcased their stunning haute couture to a packed audience on the first day of the Milan Fashion Week. Liberatore’s collection was the perfect blend of elegance, sustainability, quality and design. Floral labyrinths, ribbons, sequins or a lot of shimmer took centre stage in Alibandro’s collection.
Day two at Milan Fashion Week kicked off with an Italian luxury fashion house. Fendi showcased its Spring/Summer ’24 collection, led by Creative Director Kim Jones. The collection played around neutral tones, bold cuts and statement accessories. Chic silhouettes and vibrant patterns were the highlight of this collection.
Day three of the fashion event witnessed remarkable moments with Moschino, Prada, Emporio Armani, and Tom Ford amongst others showcasing their collections. Prada’s unique collection experimented with uniforms and party-ready ensembles. Armani’s collection displayed an array of shades ranging from silver, taupe, black, and grey before transitioning to vibrant shades of green, blue, purple, and pink. The outfits ranged from flowing skirts and bandeaus to sheer blouses. Moschino celebrated their 40 years in the fashion world with a collection inspired by the 80s and 90s that perfectly blended fashion with some performing arts. It had double-breasted suits, pleated trousers, and black turtlenecks.
Gucci and Versace bought their spectacular collections on day four of the fashion week. Italian designer Sabato De Sarno’s Gucci debut saw him showcase his ‘Gucci Ancora’ collection that had simple silhouettes.
Day five was all things spectacular in Milan with the likes of Bottega Veneta, The Attico, Dolce Gabbana, Missoni, and Ferragamo amongst the leading brands that showcased their collections. For Spring 2024, the collection by Bottega Veneta had hand-painted maps, chirping birds and waterfalls in what made for a fashion-forest backdrop. One got to see trench coats, clutch bags, knitwear, striped shirts, and neckties made from leather.
The last day of the extravagant event saw an astonishing collection by Stockholm-born designer Beate Karlsson. The collection focused on the term ‘Urgency’ reflecting the fast-paced design process and the time crunches that the fashion industry has to face. Italian designer Giorgio Armani showcased his collection titled ‘Vibes’ wearing a satin jacket and satin grey trousers. Many outfits had the same combination in cropped shirts, jackets, sheer blouses, and strapless dresses that were worn over trousers.