Highlights from Milan Fashion Week: all the dramatic fashion moments you might’ve missed


Highlights from Milan Fashion Week: all the dramatic fashion moments you might’ve missed

The return of JLO’s iconic Versace dress and Moschino's modern day bride

By Avani Thakkar  September 24th, 2019

Major Internet breaking moments (Versace, we’re looking at you) and fabulous Spring/Summer offerings had us wishing we could fast-forward to next season. Without a doubt, Milan pulled all the stops to bring us the dramatic fashion moments we had been looking for. Read ahead for a complete breakdown of everything that caught our eye at MFW.

JLO revived her iconic green dress: At Versace’s Spring/Summer ’20 show, Jennifer Lopez created the ultimate #throwback moment, when she sashayed down the ramp in an updated version of the green tropical-jungle print dress that she originally wore to the Grammys in 2000. Way ahead of its time, Lopez’s daring gown caused quite a stir online. With searches pouring in from fans around the world, Jennifer Lopez in Versace literally led to the birth of Google Images. Fast-forward to 2019, and the duo still managed to leave us speechless and break the Internet all over again!

JLo and Versace recreate the famous dress that invented Google Images

Futuristic fashion: Catwalks transformed into moving conveyor belts, models carried larger-than-life accessories and quirky props that brought theatrical glamour to reality, trust creative director Alessandro Michele to always outdo himself at Gucci. The design maverick’s futuristic vision for Spring/Summer’ 20 was utilitarian to say the least. He introduced us to Gucci’s monogrammed pillow backpack the accessory we didn’t know we needed for potential naps around town.

Gucci’s futuristic conveyor belt runway

The latest must have accessory-Gucci’s monogrammed pillow backpack

Trend-less is the new trend: Prada’s Spring/Summer ’20 show proved that ‘less is more’. When it comes to the modern working woman’s guide on what to wear, the brand had all the answers. Breaking the mold once again, Prada stuck to celebrating timeless style over trend-driven pieces. With simple yet crisp tailoring and fitted silhouettes on the runway, there’s a new destination for effortless office wear.

Adut Akech walks the runway at the Prada show

The millennial modern day bride: If you’re looking for glamour, over-the-top costumes and kitsch designs, Moschino’s Spring/Summer’ 20 collection will fulfil all your maximalist dreams. The catwalk was overloaded with models dressed as musical instruments, which gave us the dramatic designs we had hoped for. Inspired by Picasso, Jeremy Scott’s latest offering took the artistic theme to the next level. Supermodels like Kaia Gerber, Bella Hadid, Irina Shayk and more graced the runway as literal paintings. Gigi Hadid gave our Pinterest boards a new lease of life, as she strutted down the runway as a modern day bride.

Gigi Hadid dressed as a modern day Moschino bride

New wave for Fendi: Filling the shoes of fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi isn’t an ordinary feat, but heiress Silvia Fendi’s took to the task exceedingly well at her first Spring/Summer ‘20 showcase. Boxy outerwear, tan loafers and playful glitter tears (inspired by the popular tv show Euphoria) motioned a new era for the brand’s revival into avant-garde fashion.

Model Bella Hadid backstage at Fendi

Photographs: Getty Images