Find the best looks and trends of Milan Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2023 here.
Milan Fashion Week brought some of the world’s hottest designers to Italy to show their latest collections, reconfirming as the international capital of fashion and glamour.
The Fall-Winter 2023 schedule was just unforgettable, with some of the boldest proposals for the upcoming season in terms of fashion, beauty, jewellery, footwear, and more. Luxury fashion brands put much effort to propose the very best for everyone’s taste, mixing the designs with a touch of luxury and timeless style. Fashion shows, collections and presentations wrapped Milan in an embrace of refinement and elegance. saw some incredible upcoming fashion trends that will surely grace the red carpets, as well as outstanding pieces that we will definitely want to try on this year.
The masters of the elegance of the calibre of Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and talented designers such as Roberto Cavalli, Bottega Venetta, and others had ample space to present their collections. The calendar was for sure very rich and glamorous. Sexiness was key for the major collections presented during Milan Fashion Week. For instance, Diesel’s fall-winter 2023 promoted sex positivity, showing off a stunning collection where models walked around a mound of 200,000 Durex condoms boxes, underlining a safe-sex message, but also a capsule collection with the condom brand that is set to drop in April. “Sex positivity is something extraordinary.” The brand said.
Without saying more, this week, we take a look at some of the best runway shows that happened during MFW.
Marking the Gucci’s final runway collection ahead of Sabato De Sarno’s debut as creative director, the Fall 2023 collection unfolded within the anatomy of the House and a new concept of heritage, which took shape in the latest collection. Evocative silhouettes, the era, attitudes and the reintroduction of the archival trapezoid-shaped chain “maxi Horsebit” bag added a new dimension to the House’s heritage. The collection featured relaxed suiting, slashed trousers, faux fur ensembles, trench coats, stripped shirting, baggy jeans, and more. Leather co-ords, rhinestones-encrusted mesh dresses, and the iconic Jackie Bag also were central to the collection.
Creative director, Jeremy Scott, unveiled his latest Moschino Fall 2023 collection inspired by Salvador Dali’s iconic painting, “The Persistence of Memory”, which served as the inspiring muse for Scott’s Surrealism-inspired collection. Jeremy Scott also merged Salvador Dalí-esque surrealism inspirations with aristo-punk. The season was all about drama with distortion with a touch of luxury, of course, from oversized spikes to allover bijoux to morphing hem linen. “These (literally) twisted codes are creative director Jeremy Scott’s way of toying with convention and setting the stage for what follows: An insouciant punk spirit, dripping with decadence. As the collection progresses, this revolutionary verve surfaces, with spikes, for example, set along shoulder seams and skirt hems. A boxed-and-cropped blazer features the studs on its pronounced lapel, while a veritable jewel box is flung open across a satin evening bolero, down the cascade of a tulle ballgown or onto a sparkling tasselled 1920’s-era dress. It’s a surrealism-tinged rebellion – and one that’s doused with a spritz of nonconforming royalty.” – from Moschino.
Co-creative directors Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada unveiled their latest collection for Prada Fall 2023. The brand played with uniform dressing – as in clean, minimal and tailored. “Uniforms are sartorial representations of care and responsibility, transformed utilizing the aesthetic language of eveningwear,” it says in the show notes. “Wedding dresses, symbols of love, become everyday attire, their skirts proposed with sweaters as a new form of quotidian dress. This exchange, between the notion of the everyday and occasion wear, the familiar and the exceptional, gives a different importance to both.” – From Prada.
Italian label Diesel unveiled its latest Fall 2023 collection during Milan Fashion Week. Against a giant backdrop of 200,000 condoms, Belgian creative director Glenn Martens wanted to nod to both sex positivity and explore themes of freedom, pleasure and experimentation. “We like to play at Diesel, and we are serious about it,” Martens said in a statement. “Have fun, respect each other, and be safe.”. Denim remained the protagonist, but it transformed. Models also strutted around the condom avalanche in ultra-low-rise jeans, denim garments, ripped silk dresses and more. The runway show was accompanied by a techno soundtrack to reinforce Diesel’s message of pushing boundaries. The collection also featured leftover nylon coated with plastic and heated, deadstock faux fur painted, blow-torched biker jackets, and more.
DOLCE & GABBANA
“Sensuality is an important aspect of femininity that has nothing to do with being sexy,” the two designers said in show notes. “Sensuality is intrinsically connected to an inner experience that makes women spontaneous and natural. Free of any fabrication.” They continued. These were some of the statements the duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said about their fall 2023 runway show. The latest collection showcased trouser suits, coats, sheer black dresses, cropped lack jackets, and shiny gold and silver designs, including draped dressed and belted macs. The Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2023 collection also featured red looks, tights and shoes, white satin, chiffon dresses, trouser suits, and coats.
For the Fall 2023 season, the designer showcased his latest ready-to-wear collection, transporting the Cavalli woman into the American southwest. A warm and earthy colour palette took centre stage, while denim blues, blacks, and faux fur were also seen during the runway show. Turquoise stones were spotted as opulent jewellery pieces. On the runway show, the collection also featured fabrics moving like water as shirts flood open and kimonos stream behind. Floor-length dresses flew, and woolly coats poured onto the runway, too. “It’s my first true Cavalli collection,” said creative director Fausto Puglisi.