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Fashion Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020: Day 1 Highlights

Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020: Day 1 Highlights

Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020: Day 1 Highlights
By Rosana Lai
By Rosana Lai
September 19, 2019
We've officially touched down at Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020. From Angel Chen’s bold collection to Prada’s dazzling ensembles and N21’s lovely floral prints, these fashion houses stole the spotlight on the first day. Check out the highlights below

Angel Chen's show

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

We kicked off Milan Fashion Week with Chinese fashion prodigy, Angel Chen, who served up a kaleidoscopic collection of pastel tie-dye dresses, deconstructed windbreakers, and neon bags in the shape of chameleons which later translated into the inspiration for both pattern and colour.

See also: The Top Fashion Moments At London Fashion Week Spring 2020

Fondazione Prada exhibition

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

This season, the Fondazione welcomed Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf to curate an exhibition that resulted in a treasure trove of curiosities. We’d bend down and find a ceramic apple or tippy-toe and find taxidermy. A room organised by all things green from a smoking pipe to geodes, rather than by time period or country, was Anderson's way of demonstrating a different kind of museum experience.

Peter Pilotto Show

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

Historically showing in London, Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos decided to present their ‘printastic’ collection in Milan this season. The line is filled with their signature collage of floral prints on satin dresses, alongside some sport knits, denim, sunny pastel anoraks and matching bucket hats, making it a more casual collection than their previously evening-ready aesthetic.

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

Brunello Cucinelli presentation

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

We were treated to a quick chat with Mr. Cucinelli himself, who was proud to introduce his sophisticated collection—this time with pops of colour in dusty blues and rust, as well as the return of the Opera chunky knit, each hand-done and adorned with sequins for a hint of eveningwear.

Prada show

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

Always one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season, Prada’s latest collection was a wild departure from its Frankenstein-inspired fall/winter looks. There were breezy cheesecloth dresses topped off with mother-of-pearl shell necklaces, fisherman’s hats, rope sandals and bucket bags that are sure to fly off shelves.

See also: Prada Pledges To Use Only Recycled Nylon By 2021

MM6 presentation

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

Leave it to Maison Margiela to always leave us surprised. The guerrilla-style event featured an enormous sheet cake and balloons as if celebrating a wedding—and sure enough, the looks on models who wandered through a concrete garage were also bridal-themed, but in the form of satin dresses layered over trousers or exaggerated lace bubble dresses for that quirky Margiela touch.

N21 show

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

Micro-floral prints dominated the first half of the collection before they gave way into more subdued tones of khaki and camel with crisp leather Bermuda shorts and flowing ribbon trains.

Jil Sander show

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

Set in the beautiful Palazzo di Brera, which was filled with mounds of white sand, the Jil Sander show was look after look of minimalist perfection. Layers of neutrals peppered with tasselled dresses and finished off with their bread and butter–accessories–which included everything from side-handle bags to sandals with gold ball details.

See also: LF Spring 2020: Best Of London Fashion Week Street Style

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