Press notes reminded guests of Bottega Veneta’s founding principle, “When your own initials are enough,” the house’s belief in discretion inherent therein. For spring, that discretion was limited to the famed lack of external signage on the handbags, as creative director Tomas Maier sent out a rhapsody of ruffles, pleats and frills while exploring “the possibilities of materials and volume.” It made for interesting if at times complicated viewing.
Maier has engaged in an on-and-off relationship with hyper-involved constructions for some time. He renewed the romance here, a spring fling of bunching, gathering and asymmetry with pleats and ruffles galore. There were rows of little ruffles and piles of big ruffles, the latter sometimes positioned in back, atop the model’s posterior. It wasn’t frothy or ingénue, as the ruffles were pleated or otherwise structured, and the fabrics, mostly crisp, neutral cottons, delivered a certain urbanity.
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)
“Volumes and Graphic Art of the Nineties are the main inspirations of the new Aquilano.Rimondi SS 2018 collection,” said cocreative directors Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18