- Versace — Particularly after the ’90s saga of Gianni Versace’s tragic murder was brought back to our collective imagination, Versace has been on our minds. So what will Donatella’s show look like this season? Last season, she staged a tribute to her brother’s most iconic looks — the Medusa heads, the butterfly prints, and all. It’ll be exciting to see what direction she takes the AW18 collection.
2. Gucci — We wrote about Gucci’s delightful and disturbing new accessory: carrying your own head — but the rest of the show was also filled with interesting explorations of a “post-human existence.” It was a little all over the place — from a New York Yankees hat to baby dragons to the dressings of a Maharaja. In spite of some social media reactions from those who thought it was a “cry for help,” I’m inclined to think that being a little too much is what Gucci’s all about — and they’ve executed it haphazardly and perfectly.
3. Moncler said goodbye to the runway — The luxury Italian brand is saying farewell to the March/September fashion schedule and will start releasing clothes and accessories at a faster pace. “We must release new energy each month,” said Remo Ruffini, chairman and CEO of the label. “The world has changed, people travel, they don’t buy in March and September only, like they once did.”
Now, they’re released eight different collections to be revealed each month. Collection number one featured the designs of Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, and Craig Green. Piccioli’s pieces were futuristic and conceptual — think your Eddie Bauer puffer coat meets full-length ball gown.
4. Jeremy Scott brought The Jetsons to life — Speaking of things from the future, Scott’s collection of future/past creations were sophisticated and expertly irreverent. There were lots of skirt suits in ’60s hues, like a Judy Jetson-style orange neon set with coordinating shoes and pillbox hats. I loved it ALL but the most glamorous part was definitely Gigi Hadid wearing a seafoam-green floor-length gown to close the show.
5. Prada takes us for a ride — Today at 4:00 pm EST, you can watch Prada’s show live at the warehouse in which she stores her works of art for Fondazione Prada. Prada’s pre-fall collection brought us the return of the black nylon, which we might see again in some form. To prep for the show, read High Snobiety’s piece on how Prada is reviving Milan Fashion Week. If this promo is any indication, there will be bold colors and video game vibes.