I forgot to mention yesterday that this is my first international fashion week and first time in Milan/Italy. A week of firsts! First Prada, first Fendi, first proper Italian pasta—a true fashion week initiation and constant stream of pinch-me moments. Okay enough of that, you get that I’m excited to say the least, so let’s move on to the details.
A snowy start to day two and by the time we hit the first show it was snowing like crazy and the temperature had plummeted. Regardless, nothing can keep street style down! The weather got the fashion crowd pulling out their warmest pieces, meaning lots of beautiful coats and loads of fur. Bring on the battle of outerwear.
Starlet Hailee Steinfeld made an appearance at Max Mara and was announced Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future. Media frenzy ensued as she entered and sat right beside Editor-in-Chief of W Stefano Tonchi. Possible cover brewing??! Max Mara was a parade of beautiful camel for the first eight looks and had little bright colour aside from a few hits of golden yellow and some stripes.
Fendi’s runway was especially long and—although I didn’t time how long it took the girls to walk—if you missed a look first time around you were sure to catch it on the way back. Beautiful sketches by Karl accompanied the show notes with the phrase “Fendi is Fur” scribbled beside the looks and what followed was a true fur extravaganza. Right down to the fur sunglasses, chokers, bags, skirts—fur in every colour done every way you can imagine. This show was the ultimate in supreme luxe. I loved every minute.
At Just Cavalli, Roberto made the Arco della Pace the entrance way to his tent—stunning. The show started with signature boho prints and furs taking to the runway when out of the blue a fur protester took to the stage causing a scene and had to be removed by security. The vibrant show carried on despite the interruption. My top picks from the collection are below, including tiger-print pants!
We made a quick stop at the Casadei showroom to look at beautiful shoes—my favourite way to start an afternoon. These shoes speak for themselves.
Then, Prada!! I was so filled with excitement that waiting in the freezing cold for a half hour before doors opened didn’t faze me. The space was everything you could dream a Prada show environment to be: wall projections that came to life right before the show and being seated in the middle of the room while the models walked the outside in film noir–inspired creations. Kirsten Owen, Liisa Winkler and Esther de Jong were among the Prada alumni to walk the show. The hair was a grunge-inspired wet look and my beauty pick of the day.