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MFW AW 18 editor’s diary

Ciao, Milano. Between Gucci’s floating heads and pre-show negronis at Fondazione Prada’s Bar Luce, Fashion Editor Bridie Gilbert shares her fondest memories from Milan Fashion Week AW 18.

The shows …
Jil Sander: stole the show (so to speak) with beautifully tailored jackets, coats that will stand the test of time, duvet-like wraps and sheer under layers.

Prada: this season it was neon colours and signature tech details.

Gucci: Alessandro Michele sent ‘cyborgs’ down the runway dressed in an homage to cultures the world over, branded with iconic logos from Paramount, American Major League baseball teams and Sega, among others.

The beauty …
Gucci’s trans-human prosthetics were hard to beat. Third eyes, models carrying replicas of their own heads in their arms and a baby dragon.

Meanwhile at Jil Sander, Eugene Souleiman created sharp, tight braids that jutted out in sideways directions off-set by Thomas de Kluyver’s soft grey eye and partially red lip.

The accessories …
Missoni’s extra long, extra thin, extra fine scarves inspired by Jimi Hendrix, Jil Sander’s oversized bags worn as hip belts and Gucci’s beaded headpieces and crystal bras.

The faces …
Australian favourites Adut Akech and Lea Julian, and Amber Valletta at Prada.

Between shows …
Lunch at Al Peck, Fondazione Prada’s Bar Luce for a pre-show negroni, and Rovello18 for the best in modern Italian. HangarBicocca always impresses and Moncler launched 8 new collaborations that were on display at their new Genius Building. To end the week, a massage at the Bvlgari spa.

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