The Milan Fashion Week S/S 2024 ended in the Italian fashion capital with the latest collections of the Italian Maisons, and the Camera della Moda Sustainable Fashion Awards.
Fendi offered the opening runway show of the event, in which Kim Jones had Rome, the Italian city where the Maison was founded in 1925, in mind. The collection was defined by the color palette of red, orange and lemon yellow. Ribbed knits were back, creating fitted dresses with signature Double F motifs.
"It's not about being something more than being someone," pronounced the designer.
Under the direction of Matthieu Blazy, Bottega Veneta presented "an odyssey: a free and hopeful journey," a collection where travel is at the center. "It's about a connection are who you once were, who you would like to be and where you want to go," explained the designer.
It featured woven dresses, some adorned with huge raffia pom-poms, knitted swimsuits, beach bags and shirts in stripes.
Dolce & Gabbana presented Woman, a line where the main colors were black and white, with sheer dresses that exposed corsetry; meanwhile, stocking riffs were designed to recall the women of old Sicily.
In addition, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana struck a balance between tailoring and floating dresses of layered polka dots or voluminous organza blouses.
Donatella Versace realized the runway revolved around chessboards. The designer called it a "fresh and graphic" collection reminiscent of the 1960s with mini-dresses, knitted jackets and bows and headbands, as well as suits adorned with gold Versace buttons.
Ancora is Gucci's first collaboration under the direction of Sabato de Sarno; its translation: "now, also then." The line showcases pragmatic garments inspired by city streets, dresses adorned with crystals and coats with glittering tassels. Ancora Rosso showed different garments in a blood red hue, inspired by London's Savoy Hotel.
Miuccia Prada launched a collection rich in materials: diaphanous dresses, made of translucent, lightweight fabric patented by Prada. Models sported shimmering tassels, embroidery and eyelets on dresses and shirts.