Milan Fashion Week officially kicked off its concise but action-packed week of runway shows, presentations and events on Wednesday, Feb. 22 for the fall winter ’23 season.
All eyes are once again on Gucci as it holds its transitional show, after the November departure of former creative director Alessandro Michele, before incoming creative director Sabato De Sarno makes his debut in September for the spring summer ’24 collection.
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The week also sees more Y2K-influenced buzz from the likes of Diesel and GCDS, the ever-inventive accessories of Moschino, another riff on kitten heels from Prada and more.
Jimmy Choo pays homage to punk
It’s no surprise that the spirit of punk is coursing through fashion’s creative minds, with the recent death of Dame Vivienne Westwood. For fall winter ’23, Jimmy Choo joined the calling, adding tartan prints and diamond-shaped studs to everything from the expected combat boot to more ladylike ballet flats (also adorned with pearls) and glittering wedge tall boots. “Being a Brit, punk is everything,” creative director Sandra Choi told FN at the brand’s MFW presentation on Saturday. “It’s identity, it’s that dose of being different. This is about the merging of the two worlds, something princess-y mixing with punk.” Elsewhere in the collection, everything from signature bow-accented flats to smooth leather mules received the pointy-toed treatment.
Photographer: Sara Magni
Gianvito Rossi hosts the “Shoe Bar”
The footwear designer’s aperitivo inside the foyer of Milan’s Teatro alla Scala was the social event of the night on Friday at Milan Fashion Week, as guests rubbed