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Fashion Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019: Day 1 Highlights

Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019: Day 1 Highlights

Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019: Day 1 Highlights
By Rosana Lai
By Rosana Lai
February 21, 2019

We've officially touched down in Milan for Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019. From Gucci’s epic setting to Brunello Cucinelli’s dreamy collection and N21’s dazzling ensembles, these fashion houses stole the spotlight on the first day. Check out the highlights below

Gucci

Photo: Rosana Lai/Hong Kong Tatler
Photo: Rosana Lai/Hong Kong Tatler

Gucci asked us to inform them ahead of time if we had claustrophobia or epilepsy, and were advised to wear sunglasses at the show. It turns out the show, held at the Gucci Hub, was set in a mirrored dome complete with 120,000 lightbulbs that flashed to soundtrack of operatic music. Clothing wise, Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele’ signature retro-eclectic style was on display, only this time with face masks, gold ear pieces, golden eye patches and even volleyball knee pads.

See also: Photos: Gucci’s “A Magazine Curated by: Alessandro Michele” Party

Prada

Photo: Rosana Lai/Hong Kong Tatler
Photo: Rosana Lai/Hong Kong Tatler

I took a brief pit-stop at the Osservatorio Fondazione Prada where the work of Jamie Diamond was on display. She had hyperrealistic dolls made—mostly resembling human children—and photographed them with real women to explore the idea of artificial surrogacy. 

Brunello Cucinelli

Photo: Rosana Lai/Hong Kong Tatler
Photo: Rosana Lai/Hong Kong Tatler

Then it was off to Brunello Cucinelli in their headquarters' beautiful courtyard. There were creamy, dreamy jumpsuits and simple, chic eveningwear pieces for the classic lady.

See also: 10 Ways To Wear The Primary Colour Trend

MM6

Photo: Rosana Lai/Hong Kong Tatler
Photo: Rosana Lai/Hong Kong Tatler

Instead of models, MM6 opted to feature senior Milanese women. Everything at the show—including the room—was made from white padding to show that even if everyone wore the same colour, their personalities would shine through.

N21

Photo: Rosana Lai/Hong Kong Tatler
Photo: Rosana Lai/Hong Kong Tatler

At N21’s show, almost every look featured a backless dress or top paired with hotpants. Business in the front, party in the back!

See also: 19 Chic New Trends To Try In 2019 

Jil Sander

Photo: Rosana Lai/Hong Kong Tatler
Photo: Rosana Lai/Hong Kong Tatler

Jil Sander showed an elegant-casual collection of gorgeous long, flowing silhouettes and bags of every shape and size. Could they be vying for the title as the new Phoebe Philo’s Celine?

Moncler

Photo: Rosana Lai/Hong Kong Tatler
Photo: Rosana Lai/Hong Kong Tatler

The night ended at Moncler Genius’ designer collaboration launch.The designers this year include Pierpaolo Piccioli & Liya Kebede, Sergio Zambon and Veronica Leoni for Moncler 1952, Sandro Mandrino for Moncler Grenoble, Simone Rocha, Craig Green, Richard Quinn, Hiroshi Fujiwara and Poldo Dog Couture to name a few, the last of which is my personal favourite. The event featured a unique room for each collection, and the puppy couture of course had adorable dogs modelling the latest pieces.

See also: London's Coolest Spots According To Peter Pilotto And Christopher De Vos

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Fashion Milan Fashion Week Milan Fashion Week FW19 Milan Style Designers Moncler Genius Gucci Prada Brunello Cucinelli MM6 Maison Margiela N21 Valentino Jil Sander

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