MILAN FASHION WEEK 2020
by Giuseppe Castrenze
Milan during fashion week has extra splendor, you can feel it on the street. You breathe in air of colors between street style and international stars. The intense days of work all seem to become worth it, as you sit front row at the shows and presentations.
We had the pleasure to attend Milan fashion week and stand before incredible presentations, fashion shows and show rooms. Unfortunately, due to the outbreak of coronavirus, the provisions of the Ministry of Health which through a press release, canceled many shows and presentations. In fact, following the provisions of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion, it preserved the health of its guests and many brands had decided not to walk the runway. Other brands like Armani, decided to walk behind closed doors, broadcasting the show online.
Among the various presentations, we were impressed by Harunobu Murata's versatility tending towards unisex designs. Harunabu worked in 2015 with Jil Sander and this is evident. The collection is gorgeous, and could be worn by both a man and a woman. The Fall/Winter 2020 collection is minimal and refined, being inspired by the creations of the potter Tatsuma Segawa: to the beauty, serenity and femininity they evoke. The collection includes long coats, tailored jackets, mannish suits, quilted jackets, stoles and accessories.
Among the accessories, the “Achille” bag looks like a real sculpture thanks to a skeleton made of four metal beams which allow it to stand alone, while the “Cadre” bag adds a graphic touch to Harunobu Murata's style.The color palette includes cold and elegant tones such as black, grey, white, and the different shades of blue.
In a few seasons, Daniel Lee brought Bottega Veneta to the fashion Olympus. A minimalist luxury and that's why it remains our favorite brand of the season.
Elongated silhouettes on men’s and women’s tailoring, but instead of using leather, Bottega used black stretch fabric on long-line coats cinched with leather straps in the back, and flared pants slit over square-toed luxe versions of Fryes. Bridging “super-formal and the street” was a goal, Lee said, so there were elements of decoration throughout.