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Milan Fashion Week SS21 Highlights

Milan Fashion Week SS21 returned to something approaching pre-pandemics normalcy with shows staged in front of small audiences and unmasked models. Big names such as Parada and Versace aired on the side of caution with behind-closed-doors events and live screenings with only their in-house teams in attendance. Italian craftsmanship and heritage were high on the agenda as designers sought to celebrate a return to traditional fashion values.

Prada
The much-anticipated collaboration between Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons was shown via screens for SS21, displaying a collection that aimed to reaffirm high fashion’s creativity. Focussing on essentials, streamlined, 90’s-inspired trousers and tunics were accompanied by a reworking of Prada’s ‘ugly’ prints from the same decade, Simons’ personal graphics and an oversized take on the famous triangular logo.

Fendi
Silvia Venturini Fendi’s collection was an ode to her family, incorporating the stories, values and traditions of her family life to create fashion with meaning. Utilising linen and handcrafted detailing to emphasise sustainability and artisanship, the invitation for the show also included her grandmother’s pesto recipe and logo-shaped packs of pasta.

Moschino
Jeremy Scott opted to delight with fashion fantasy as his garments ‘walked’ the runway on marionettes. Lockdown-inspired creativity saw couture looks transposed onto 30-inch-tall puppets, watched by models of industry players including Vogue’s Anna Wintour. The designs, including 18th century-inspired dresses and chiffon skirts, echoed fashion’s rediscovering of craftsmanship and haute couture.

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Etro. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
'Philosophy' by Lorenzo Serafini. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
‘Philosophy’ by Lorenzo Serafini. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Claudia Gisele Ntsama during the "We Are Made in Italy" digital show at Milan Fashion Week, organised by the Black Lives Matter in Italian fashion collective. We Are Made in Italy/Handout via REUTERS
Claudia Gisele Ntsama during the “We Are Made in Italy” digital show at Milan Fashion Week, organised by the Black Lives Matter in Italian fashion collective. We Are Made in Italy/Handout via REUTERS
Joy Meribe during the "We Are Made in Italy" digital show at Milan Fashion Week, organised by the Black Lives Matter in Italian fashion collective. We Are Made in Italy/Handout via REUTERS
Joy Meribe during the “We Are Made in Italy” digital show at Milan Fashion Week, organised by the Black Lives Matter in Italian fashion collective. We Are Made in Italy/Handout via REUTERS
Valentino. Valentino/Handout via REUTERS
Valentino. Valentino/Handout via REUTERS
Frida Kiza collection by Fabiola Manirakiza during the "We Are Made in Italy" digital show at Milan Fashion Week, organised by the Black Lives Matter in Italian fashion collective. We Are Made in Italy/Handout via REUTERS
Frida Kiza collection by Fabiola Manirakiza during the “We Are Made in Italy” digital show at Milan Fashion Week, organised by the Black Lives Matter in Italian fashion collective. We Are Made in Italy/Handout via REUTERS
Valentino. Valentino/Handout via REUTERS
Giorgio Armani. Giorgio Armani/Handout via REUTERS
Giorgio Armani. Giorgio Armani/Handout via REUTERS
Giorgio Armani. Giorgio Armani/Handout via REUTERS
Salvatore Ferragamo. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Salvatore Ferragamo. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Salvatore Ferragamo. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Salvatore Ferragamo. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Ports 1961. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Ports 1961. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Ports 1961. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Ports 1961. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Boss. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Boss. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Sportmax. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Sportmax. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Alberta Ferretti. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Alberta Ferretti. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Alberta Ferretti. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Alberta Ferretti. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Dolce & Gabbana. Dolce & Gabbana/Handout via REUTERS
Dolce & Gabbana. Dolce & Gabbana/Handout via REUTERS
Dolce & Gabbana. Dolce & Gabbana/Handout via REUTERS
Dolce & Gabbana. Dolce & Gabbana/Handout via REUTERS
Dolce & Gabbana. Dolce & Gabbana/Handout via REUTERS
Blumarine. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Blumarine. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Blumarine. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Blumarine. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Blumarine. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Blumarine. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Blumarine. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Etro. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Etro. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Etro. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Etro. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Etro. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Prada. Courtesy of Prada/Handout via REUTERS
Max Mara. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

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