To the beat of a drum-march soundtrack, Massimiliano Giornetti put on a parade of the things that have characterised this season’s Milan Fashion Week. Presented for the most part in an ivory and beige colour scheme, the collection played with the asymmetry of Japanese design in slashed kilts, layered pleated skirts and sliced crop tops. Active wear elements such as outdoorsy buckle details and inflated parachute effects in the draping of dresses and coats ticked another trend box, while summer leather and glistening snakeskin outerwear reminded you whose house you were in.
There was a starched stiffness to the whole affair, which didn’t just look incredibly expensive but also very flattering. For a brand that’s inherently grown-up even measured in Milan levels, Giornetti’s collection barely entered ‘mature dressing’ territory and for the most part managed to maintain a reasonably young character, which was also pretty sexy.