A return to the roots, though those of Sarah Burton and not Alexander McQueen, in an outstanding collection from the designer, with a sumptuous assemblage of tailoring, fantasy, couture, tough chic and a bit of magic.
Milan’s big debut this season was at Bottega Veneta, where young British designer Daniel Lee presented a punchy, tough-chic fashion statement, riffing and revolutionizing many of the codes of this brand.
After slowing down in the last three years, the Italian label owned by Kering is relying on new creative director Daniel Lee, whose first show is scheduled on February 22 in Milan, to return to growth.
Opening with Benetton’s first-ever show on February 19, and featuring again Gucci, Bottega Veneta and an array of new names, the Milan Fashion Week ending on February 25 looks set for a dazzling edition.
One would be forgiven for considering this weekend’s London Fashion Week as the Last Fashion Show, as the industry braces for the very real risk of a Brexit no deal and the likelihood of a slow but sure front-row exit.
Gucci returns to the Italian runways after a hiatus in Paris, to stage its next runway show on Wednesday afternoon, February 20, during the next Italian runway season, whose official calendar was released on Tuesday.