At the latest Marni runway show in Milan, Francesco Risso sent out a tribe of moody, but not mean, lost boys, who drifted down the catwalk with a vaguely bedraggled air, sporting what looked like their dad's suits.
After 30 days of shows that began on the Bund in Shanghai with Tommy Hilfiger and ended in Paris in the Louvre with Louis Vuitton, we rate the 12 most beautiful and influential shows of the international season.
Often in the middle of a fashion season the audience seems almost frantic for a defiantly new fashion vision, desperate for something fresh, which is what they got in a brilliant show by Francesco Risso for Marni.
A tour de force show by Francesco Risso for Marni, where the detritus of our technological age combined with fabulous fashion for a poetic moment. Marni, under Risso, is one of Milan’s fastest growing houses.
Despite myriad changes and a shorter schedule, Milan's Fashion Week ended on a positive note, even a bang, shining the spotlight on many new Italian and foreign names, and yielding the stage to a more youthful fashion.