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Gucci goes biblical, Armani takes the runway (literally), and more fashion news

Fashion month continues with a delightfully dynamic Milan Fashion Week. Versace’s runway featured almost every colour in the rainbow, while Fendi went for warmer neutrals that emphasised “giant pockets” — to quote Mr Lagerfeld himself.

Beyond that, we take a look at more highlights straight from Milan, including Gucci’s biblical new ad campaign and Gigi Hadid’s bridal moment.

Donatella Versace is a winner in every way at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards 2018

The annual affair managed to celebrate sustainability as Milan Fashion Week buzzed about with a gala dinner at the Teatro alla Scalla. Creative director of this year’s festivities was Hamish Bowles, who brought a touch of English garden splendour into Italy.

But it was Donatella Versace who stole the night with a captivating Atelier Versace gown in bright yellow. The artistic director of Versace beamed as she accepted The CNMI in Recognition of Sustainability Award for the fashion house’s sustainability initiatives from her muse Cindy Crawford. With reports coming in that Versace is set to be bought by Michael Kors for a cool US$2 billion (S$2.7 billion), Donatella is on a winning streak this season.

Gucci retells the story of Noah for their latest #GucciGothic campaign

The many underlying tones of Gucci’s latest campaign could be dissected by an arts student, but we’re here to enjoy the fashion. Taking a leaf straight out from the bible, Alessandro Michele and Christopher Simmonds retell the story of Noah’s Ark with a sartorial twist. Is this a hint that those clad in Gucci will survive a world-engulfing flood? Or is it a euphemism reinforcing the notion of a Gucci family?

Alessandro is no stranger to channelling the whimsy and religious when it comes to Gucci. He did after all dress himself, Lana Del Rey, and Jared Leto as the Holy Trinity at this year’s Met Gala.

The Prada Sidonie bag is a homage to its archival silhouettes

Miuccia Prada is set on bringing small shoulder bags back into the mainstream with the Sidonie. The bag is a modern take on Prada’s classic elements from its Spring/Summer 2000 collection. It was first displayed at the brand’s new Via Della Spiga boutique in Milan earlier this month, and made its runway debut with a new larger size that can fit your iPhone XS Max.

Missoni celebrates 65 years of luxury fashion

In an era where designers come and go faster than it takes for a Yeezy collection to sell out, Missoni is celebrating 65 years of being a closely-knit family affair. Angela Missoni has held the reigns of the brand for the last 21 years all through the tragedies that struck the family a few years ago with the loss of her father Ottavio and brother Vittorio a few months apart. To mark this momentous occasion, the Missoni lineup at Milan Fashion Week was one filled with airy, gossamer-light clothes that were modelled to the tune of Michael Nyman’s live piano music.

Gigi Hadid is Jeremy Scott’s bride at Moschino

The Moschino catwalk was not one to be left out of the whimsy. Despite the controversy surrounding its felt-tip sketch prints, it didn’t stop Gigi Hadid from walking down the aisle with a floating bridal veil “held up” by butterflies (and a few men in all-black, but you’re not supposed to see them). It’s an evolution from two seasons ago where Gigi was sent down the Moschino runway dressed as a giant bouquet.

Where Araminta walked on water for her wedding in Crazy Rich Asians, Gigi proved that floating is all the more effervescent.

Armani takes over an airport hanger with a runway extravaganza

Location, location, location – the mantra was held steadfast by Giorgio Armani as he took over Milan’s Linate Airport for the Emporio Armani collection that featured more than 200 looks. The location was one that held a lot of sentiment for Armani, as he had erected a blazing Emporio logo above the show venue 22 years prior. VIPs, editors, buyers, and many more guests were also treated to a Robbie Williams performance that marked the coda of the show.

(Featured photo: Glen Luchford/Gucci, Hero photo: Victor Virgile/Getty Images)

Josiah Neo
Josiah Neo is a tech writer who contributes occasionally to the fashion, travel, and culture beats. When he’s not busy keeping up with the keynotes, he’s probably stuffing his face with the best Melbournian donuts (at Shortstop, BTW) or watching his favourite esports team, the Los Angeles Valiant, pummel their opponents into oblivion.
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