Antonio Marras chose to present his 2017/18 winter collection as part of his personal show at the Milan Triennale, “Nulla die sine linea”. Instead of a traditional catwalk show he opted for a series of tableaux vivants and a studied choreography of male and female models, free to walk about in the space, solemn and absorbed, mingling with the crowd of visitors.
Andrea Rosso for “Basito”, the first collection of his brand Myar, made in conjunction with Japanese creative, Tappei Sugauya, chose the Teullie military academy as the location for his show, an ideal setting for a fashion style that combines military inspiration with contemporary classic style. Andrea Rosso has been collecting military apparel for many years and is keen to stress that this is the main source of inspiration and the foundation for perfecting the technical details of his garments.
Sergio Colantuoni, all-round creator, has shown himself to be a talented designer, providing an imaginative interpretation of classical menswear for the sartorial brand, Caruso. Sergio has taken particular care with details and fabrics for the coming winter season. He has had a special pattern printed, taken from a period painting in a French museum, and used it to create shirts with lavallière necktie and lining. And inspired by the icons of the French kings, he has lined jackets and capes with silk decorated with large bee motifs.
Kim Jones, director of menswear at Vuitton, invited the Chapman Brothers, famous subversive English artists, to decorate the collection of menswear and accessories for 2017/18 with wild animals. For Men’s Fashion Week in Milan, Vuitton opened a pop up store in Via Fiori Chiari, in the Brera district. The two floors were decorated throughout using wallpaper with wild animal motifs created from line drawings by the Chapman Brothers. Valextra, traditional Milanese luxury design brand presented a winter 2017/18 collection in white leather with tone-on-tone saddle stitching. The collection, called Snarkitecture, was shown in an installation at their Via Manzoni store in Milano. From floor to ceiling, the space was completely invaded by fluffy white clouds in fine polystyrene.