The Glitz and The Glamour: Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 Highlights Part 1

One of the world’s big three fashion weeks, synonymous with elegance and glamour - Milan Fashion Week has kicked off. Fashion One was at the runway and backstage to capture all the freshest insights from the shows.

New Beginnings at Gucci

A highly anticipated show from luxury brand Gucci opened Milan's fashion festivities. 2014 saw the fashion press glued to the internal upheavals at Gucci, with falling revenues causing the departure of Gucci chief executive Patrizio di Marco who was followed unexpectedly by designer Frida Giannini, events that set the stage for a new era at Gucci. The first collection from newly appointed designer Alessandro Michele, suggested a dramatic recalibration, with a cool androgynous collection, notable for its lack of Gucci glitz, the final exit of the ghost of former designer Tom Ford. Speaking to Fashion One Vogue editor Anna Dello Russo remarked on the strongly romantic, fresh atmosphere informing the collection “...very different from before, very young, relatable to the new generation, very poetic, gentle…’. Influential fashion blogger and writer Diane Pernet similarly praised the collection as refreshing, emotional and poetic.

Fausto Puglisi Punk Vision

A rising star of Milan's Fashion week, Fausto Puglisi presented a dramatic collection, one not for the faint hearted. A mix of feminine figures inspired the work from the Queen of England to Diana Vreeland, to create garments that mixed punk styles with classic silhouettes in a brash deliberately over the top manner. Hot pink, acidic green colors and vivid yellow punched through the darkness whilst gigantic metal charm belts cinched the body, while skirts were slit dangerously high for a daring body-conscious edge.

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