Gucci, 1017 ALYX 9SM, DSquared2, MSGM
Youth has designers in a chokehold this season, from a noughties revival at DSquared2 to uniforms at MSGM's very own Dreamer's University. SHOWstudio editor Hetty Mahlich rounds up the collections, together with Gucci's first show without Alessandro Michele and Americana youth at Matthew Williams' 1017 ALYX 9SM,
From one of the oldest Italian brands to a relative newcomer, it was the everyday man that defined day two of the Milan Fashion Week menswear shows. SHOWstudio editor Hetty Mahlich breaks down what she saw at Fendi and JORDANLUCA as an exploration of sartorial staples elevated through the respective brand's signature codes. Mahlich dissects the expertly crafted tailoring and tongue-in-cheek references from Silvia Venturini Fendi and breaks down JORDANLUCA's continued exploration of counterculture and their proposition of 'bull-dog' shoulders.
Prada, Etro, JW Anderson, Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY
Ending Milan Fashion Week Men’s on a high editor Hetty Mahlich breaks down Prada, Etro, JW Anderson, and Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY. Mahlich raves about Prada and delves into the quintessentially Raf Simons codes including no shortage of cocoon-like bomber jackets presented in a Brutalist building. Then she remarks on Marco de Vincenzo’s triumphant first menswear show as creative director of Etro, noting an approachability in the brand’s reach to younger audiences. Rounding off her review, Mahlich discusses how JW Anderson and Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY’s aesthetics have been influenced by being in Milan.
Trend Forecast: Recession Fashion Is Here
Content editor Angel Nemov takes to TikTok to discuss how 'recession fashion' has taken over the runways at the Milan menswear shows.