The gowns, for starters.
Milan Fashion Week kicked off today with a predictably fun and bold show from Gucci. ’70s-inspired and full of dizzying prints, fur trims, and loads of color, the show was titled Rhizomatic Scores, a reference to a philosophical concept developed by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. Here, five things about the show made me smile on this cold and dreary New York day.
This head-to-toe pink look
What about this look isn’t smile-worthy? Surprisingly enough, it’s the second pink fur coat we’ve seen during fashion month thus far. One more and it’s officially a trend!
The cool-girl gowns gowns
Designer Alessandro Michele is a part of the group that’s redefining the rules of evening wear with quirky gowns and unexpected dresses that celebrities like Dakota Johnson, Florence Welch, and Saoirse Ronan love to wear. Fingers crossed that someone shows up to the Oscars in this black one that I love so much.
The accessory eye candy
Baroque jewelry, updated Dionysus bags, a special collaboration with graffiti artist Trouble Andrew, crazy-high platforms, and single-stripe trouser socks—the list of what I want goes on and on and on.
The attention to sleeves
No less than five different types of sleeves made their way down the Gucci runway. Leg of mutton, flared, ruffled, fur-trimmed—who knew the arms would have it this season.
As a woman who much prefers a menswear-inspired look to gowns for a night out, I was thrilled to see how many suiting options Michele put on the runway. Printed or plain, all of them were fantastic.