ELLE’s Top Fashion Moments From MFW S/S 2022
Milan Fashion Week was all about celebrating the return of style and glamour
Paris may be the finale, but Milan has no dearth of action when it comes to fashion. This season saw an epic swap – Donatella Versace designed for Fendi and Kim Jones took the reigns of Versace for a special collaboration titled ‘Fendace’. In another iconic fashion moment, Prada simultaneously showcased its Spring /Summer collection in two cities – Milan and Shangai. Scroll below, for ELLE’s top fashion moments from this season of MFW.
Alberta Ferretti’s MFW collection saw the recurring butterfly motif in its complete glory. The idea of its rebirth and beautiful evolution has a poetic connection with the current times. Gauging the excitement in women for dressing up after almost two years of normcore clothing, Alberta created a line of feminine-chic outfits. From her signature gypsy dresses to macramé and crochet detailed ensembles, she offered an interesting array of attires.
Fausto Puglisi presented his first runway show for Roberto Cavalli at MFW S/S 2022. The line was eclectic and bold with a very clear message – look at me. Loud animal prints on gigantic ballroom skirts, cut-out and slash detailed risque dresses all interpreted the designer’s vision of bringing back OTT dressing in the limelight.
Denim separates are having a moment and Ian Griffits of Max Mara cashed on to it. Known for their sharp tailoring, this season of MFW was no different. Besides the regular tone-on-tone dressing the label is known for, the line had a series of fresh and bright colours like tangerine and buttery yellow with spring-friendly feathers adding a fun element. Bandeaus as tops were a constant, which added an interesting departure from its trademark heavy layering.
Etro never fails to bring in the heavy dose of ’70s psychedelic bohemian nostalgia on the runway. Veronica Etra tapped into the same energy for her latest MFW presentation. Classic paisleys motifs were accompanied by florals, mandala embroideries, tree of life graphics and fertility-symbolizing Zoroastrian seed motifs. The silhouettes on which these busy prints were splashed were contemporary and complementing.
Miuccia Prada and Raf Simon took their partnership to a whole new level by parallelly showcasing a collection in two different cities. Both in Milan and Shanghai, the duo managed to wow the audience with their latest ensembles. Keeping the classic Prada aesthetic intact – we saw a lot of satin sheath dresses and corset-style boning. Raf managed to infuse his modern design language with Miuccia’s authentic appeal and created a new-age juxtaposition for the brand.
Celebrating 40 years of Arami in sheer style, the patriarch of Italian fashion showcased his current line in the basement of his Milan Palace. The collection was easy-breezy with a joyous summer vibe. Perfect for a beach vacation or a yacht getaway – the garments were fun, flirty and flowing. Co-ordinated separates, linen pantsuits, flared palazzos, printed suits with busy prints were presented on the runway.
Kim Jones and Donatella Versace switched roles and designed a one-of-a-kind collection for each other’s label. While Donatella injected a heavy dose of glamour into the Fendi outfits, Kim Jones levelled up with the logo mania in Versace. From ’90s supermodels like Kate Moss, Naiomi Campbell and Amber Valletta to the young guns of fashion – Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski and Lila Moss, the catwalk had all the starry names under one roof.