Two decades after he first began creating for Aspesi, Lawrence Steele has returned to helm the house, and unveiled his first new ideas for the Italian label with a family-and-friends photoshoot by Vanina Sorrenti.
Without question, this has been the strangest season in fashion in 50 years, where designers have been busy asking themselves what the point of their profession is. What the French call "une remise en question."
Some think that Francesco Risso at Marni is the most inventive designer in Milan at the moment, and judging from the compelling collection that he staged for the brand on Friday, that is a truly sage opinion.
Renzo Rosso, who owns more fashion-forward brands than anyone in Italy, is one busy man. We caught up with the fashion empresario in Manhattan to hear how his radical readjustment of Diesel is progressing.
Designers have been rewriting the rule book for sophistication at this season's Milan Fashion Week Men's, with Marni and Magliano bringing suits up to date with a cool twist, while M1992 took a more structured approach.
Francesco Risso sent out a punchy collection for Marni at Milan Fashion Week on Saturday, channelling a high-impact Gothic style, beneath which lurked a profound reflection on the construction of apparel.
After 30 days of shows that began on the Bund in Shanghai with Tommy Hilfiger and ended in Paris in the Louvre with Louis Vuitton, we rate the 12 most beautiful and influential shows of the international season.
Often in the middle of a fashion season the audience seems almost frantic for a defiantly new fashion vision, desperate for something fresh, which is what they got in a brilliant show by Francesco Risso for Marni.