7 shades of black and grey at Milan Fashion Week FW 2022
Bizzare installations, a lot of shimmer and glitter and a dozen of world-known fashion houses made their appearance at Milano Fashion Week this month. What did I like? The neutral outfits, of course. And there were a lot of them. Here are my favourites: 7 collections in black & grey at Milan Fashion Week FW2022.
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Giorgio Armani: the Italian designers was the first to address the issue of Ukrainian conflict with a silent runway (bravo!). The classic cuts of the pants and blazers, the numerous tones of grey with silver and metallic reflexes, the coziness, the silk, the wool, the velvet – all of them were perfectly matched with the 1930 references in style. @giorgioarmani
Bottega Veneta: everybody was expecting the designs of the newly named creative director Matthieu Blazy. And simplicity & luxury were the most heard words. Blazy started the fall 2022 show with a simple white tank and jeans, styled with an over-the-shoulder bag and heeled boots. Heavy wool and leather (the mark distinctive for the brand) plus a lot of neutral colours put together a wonderful collection.
Alberta Ferretti: wide pants, hats and knitted pieces – a collection grounded in day-to-day wardrobe essentials. The trousers are as full as ankle-length skirts, the sweaters glacial, with hot metallics juxtaposed by deep jewel tones, the layering is well-developed and wonderful played. @albertaferretti
Jil Sander: I think I found my dream fall/winter collection in this one. Grey and black with clean cuts, minimalist designs, soft & warm fabrics. “We really wanted to focus on sculptural tailoring, almost couture-like, but we like this new energy, a very cropped silhouette”, said the designers, Lucie and Luke Meier. @jilsander
Fendi: OK, this is my second favourite collection and I would put all the blazers from fall/winter 2022 catwalk in my closet. Models wore checked trousers, high-waisted skirts and corset-like shirts. Jackets were cropped, trousers slim and belts were pocketed to carry phones. To note: the Baguette bag, made famous by “Sex and the City”, turns 25 this year. @fendi
Tod’s: the Fall/Winter 2022 collection “Italian Beauty” is inspired by the country’s beautiful landscapes. Creative Director Walter Chiapponi reimagines the countries traditions in new ways that relate to the women of today. The trench coat and bomber jacket are key pieces offering new volumes and surprising material combinations. @tods
Prada: some colour accents in the grey area, with the bags & shoes. Italian fashion label Prada offered embellished coats for women’s wardrobes, as well as white vest tops worn with two-tone skirts, sheer see-through dresses or tailored blazers. Designers Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons said they had continued a theme of stripping back looks from previous collections for the autumn/winter 2022 line, called “An Ideology of Prada”. @prada
Photography: FB pages of the brands.