It is all about stylish inclusivity for Milan Fashion Week: Models from different cultures and of different ages, skin colors, and sizes walked down the various runways that heralded the trends that will rule Spring/Summer ’19.
THE COMEBACK QUEENS OF VERSACE
I, for one, was shocked by the return of the ’90s and early aughts supermodels on the Versace runway: Freja Beha Ericksen, Anya Rubik, and Shalom Harlow. But that’s just how Donatella Versace treats models: like family. The ladies were joined by the It models of the present, such as the Hadid sisters, Kaia Gerber, and Emily Ratajkowski. The label’s latest collection played on electric neons and preppy plaids on slinky dresses that Versace has long been known for.
MOSCHINO’S PAPER DOLLS
Call it lazy, call it undone, call it whatever you want: Jeremy Scott pulled a a sketchy show—literally—for Moschino’s latest collection, as scribbles and doodles made with colored markers came to life on ’80s-style dresses, skirts, shoes, and bags.
GETTING OVER IT WITH FENDI
Just like your ex, Fendi has moved on—at least, in the brand’s case, from logomania. Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini-Fendi presented a collection in plain neutrals and off-browns (as Lagerfeld would say it), with nary an obnoxious F placement in sight. The tailored clothes were highlighted with utilitarian accents such as pockets and tool-kit style belts.
CAVALLI’S SHORT COMINGS
While this not-so-new trend can make anyone look as if they had just come from triathlon training or a spinning class, best believe that it’s here to stay. Cycling shorts are in, and not just on Instagram as Roberto Cavalli has joined in on the bandwagon, pairing this sportswear piece with embellished jackets and blazers.
DNA CONTINUITIES FOR D&G
Famous actresses, supermodels, and influencers of different ages, races, and sizes walked the D&G runway. One of the most notable among them was the model/actress Monica Belucci; also part of the lineup were models Ashley Graham, Sara Sampaio, and Barbara Palvin and musicians/actresses Davika Hoorne and Jessica Jung. As for the clothes, the collection was all about lace dresses, embellished pieces, brocade, and jacquard.