While the fashion industry players are still divided whether they should have digital or physical shows, one thing is certain. Fashion houses unquestionably want the world to see the creations they have for 2021. Milan Fashion Week has just wrapped up, and one of the first houses to have a physical show after the lockdown is Etro, which had it in an open-air garden. Gucci opted to present its Cruise 2021 through a lookbook, which featured Alessandro Michele’s design team. Here are some of our favorites:
Etro’s signature pattern-filled looks still flooded the runway, but it was the brand’s commitment to sustainability that made a difference. Etro mixed recycled archival textile and vintage clothing with yarns made from eucalyptus and from recycled plastic bottles to forward its sustainability concerns. A standout in the collection is this archival patterned cardigan and inner combo paired with a paisley bag giving off Etro’s iconic bohemian flair.
Another brand that had a physical runway show was Dolce & Gabbana. Its collection, which reflected the colors of the sea, presented deconstructed silhouettes that was the main attraction for its Spring 2021 offering. One of the looks that best represented their show is this patchwork of a suit marrying striped fabrics and hues of blue.
Ermenegildo Zegna’s show was presented by Milan Digital Fashion Week. The drone-shot collection featured sustainable recycled materials of wool and linen in forms of shirts and jackets. One notable look in the collection is this mustard single-breasted suit worn with a blush silk inner shirt.
Alexandre Michele puts the “we” in Gucci as he included his design team, who modeled his collection for the Resort 2021 lookbook. Geraldo Da Conceiçao, one of the brand’s celebrity designers, wore a floral coat over a striped shirt, green flared pants, and lavender sneakers, which exuded Michele’s unconventional style.
Massimo Giorgetti stuck with MSGM’s streetwear background for his latest collection. His workwear featured pieces of hoodies, sweats, and Bermuda shorts while patterns gave life to knitwear. Take for example this sportswear-inspired look matching an oversized polo worn under patched outerwear and billowy bermudas.