MFW SS15: Alberta Ferretti

Alberta Ferretti has done what many designers in Milan this season are doing to counterbalance worldwide fashion tastes with euro-glam, looking to soulful 1970s Bohemia for free-spirited luxe. Pushing the stock...

Milan Menswear SS15: Giorgio Armani

Stand down, because Giorgio Armani reigns supreme over all back-door menswear hopefuls. One almost gets the feeling that the comments Armani, ever the opinionated creative, made not so long ago blasting designe...

Milan Menswear SS15: Roberto Cavalli

You could almost smell the palm trees sizzling under the blistering Miami Boulevard sun, mixed with just a robust whiff of Drakkar Noir and, perhaps, gasoline, at Roberto Cavalli today in Milan, where the desig...
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Milan Menswear SS15: Gucci

The model Gucci mod was back at it again in Milan this season. However, this mod was seabound and seriously stylish to boot. There have been many a reference to the seven seas in Milan recently, some hits, some...

Milan Menswear SS15: Prada

At Prada this season, the exposed stitch ensembles signaled that there was to be no deception, it was Prada laid bare. As always. Of course Prada felt compelled to tick all of the unisex boxes for “universal” c...

Milan Menswear SS15: Calvin Klein

As a brand Calvin Klein usually always has its finger on the modern woman’s pulse and its vital signs have always been healthy, but can the same be said for their menswear? I think so. This season, creative dir...

Milan Menswear SS15: Bottega Veneta

It’s impossible to be distressed by luxury, but in Milan today Bottega Veneta went ahead and distressed luxury. This season scaled back typically showy haut monde menswear in favour of ragamuffin suavity. Shape...

Milan Menswear SS15: Versace

Versace maketh the man, and what a mighty good man they make. Undeniably, the thaumaturgy behind their menswear offerings is due to the pleasure Donatella takes in sculpting Hercules incarnate. This season was ...

MFW AW14: MSGM

Massimo Giorgetti revealed a colourful collection in a wide variety of textiles in Milan this week and MSGM’s signature markings were scattered throughout the many subthemes running through its AW14 offering, l...

MFW AW14: Jil Sander

Jil Sander hosted a catwalk show to debut her AW 14 catwalk collection in Italy during Milan Fashion Week.  The German designer’s latest collection was a group of mainly solid single coloured outfits in soft au...

MFW AW14: Etro

For those who can’t get enough of tribal looking embroidered mosaic prints, Etro’s catwalk show hosted during Milan Fashion Week was sure to have left the viewer with inspiration for the AW 14 season.   A cla...

MFW AW14: Emporio Armani

Black and white and a little bit of turquoise.  Emporio Armani’s catwalk show hosted in Milan was certainly a return to back to basics in a safe colour palette.  Approximately sixty looks were featured on the r...

MFW AW14: Just Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli’s diffusion line Just Cavalli's catwalk show revealed this week in Milan was all about fringe, suede and leather, more fringe, digital prints, and a little more fringe. Decorative borders of thr...

MFW AW14: MaxMara

Milan Fashion Week continues in full swing with the Max Mara AW14 show.  This season’s collection is all about the tweeds, plaids,  herringbone and Prince of Wales check in a brown Autumnal palette.  Shades of ...

Prada Menswear AW 2014

Prada’s Autumn/Winter 2014 menswear collection is a late 1970s movie director searching for a new identity,  whose companion – a languid femme fatale in knee-length leather dress – introduces us a hyper-feminin...

Brit Elemental: Gucci Menswear AW14

In Milan, Frida Giannini’s vision of the Gucci gent, nimble, young and faintly disaffected, tapped into the omnipresent Anglophile spirit that continues to make London buzz as it becomes ever more international...

One night in Milan

  There is arguably no country on earth that is as steeped in culture and history or has a richer wine and cuisine landscape, than Italy. It is no surprise then that Italy is now home to the world’s...