There was a great of talk in Milan about 'sprezzatura', Italian for relaxed and being at ease. A suggestion that the city and its fashion needs to lighten up a little to entice new generation millennials to be consumers.
Italy's menswear fashion week drew to a close on Monday, with both Pitti Uomo and the Milanese runways witnessing the retreat of streetwear and a return to a certain chic elegance through more classic menswear.
At Milan Men's Fashion Week, Dorian Tarantini for M1992 and Luca Magliano for Magliano showcased two high-calibre collections, well-crafted down to the last detail, each with a distinctive personality.
Staged inside a garage in north Milan on a crisp Monday morning, this is what Italy is all about when it is at its best - producing plausible and flattering menswear for young men who want to look crisp and cool.
Canadian design duo Dean and Dan Caten presented a high-energy show in Milan on Sunday – somewhere between a rock concert, a night club and a trip to the mountains, complete with a deluge of rhinestones and sequins.
MSGM designer Massimo Giorgetti sent out a beautifully put-together collection in Milan on Sunday, combining quality, creativity and striking imagery with an exuberant graphic conception built around auto racing.
At the latest Marni runway show in Milan, Francesco Risso sent out a tribe of moody, but not mean, lost boys, who drifted down the catwalk with a vaguely bedraggled air, sporting what looked like their dad's suits.
That’s what they call a great fashion show. The latest stylistic statement by Miuccia Prada presented Sunday evening in a chilly Milan; a co-ed show that referenced everything from the marginal masses to monster balls.