Raf Simons made his collaborative debut with Miuccia Prada on Thursday afternoon, in the most keenly anticipated runway show in the world this year. And the result was a powerful collection, a newer New Look.
Months after China brought its coronavirus epidemic under control, its consumers are slowly opening their wallets again - but the hard days of lockdowns still weigh on many shellshocked lower-income households.
“We must forge ahead, adapting to the situation,” was the motto of the Italian fashion industry’s main institutions on Tuesday, inaugurating a Milan Fashion Week thin on visitors but aiming for a 20-million e-audience.
Raf Simons has announced plans to show his signature collections next month, when the Belgian designer will finally debut a women’s collection some two and a half decades after launching his own label.
With 64 fashion show, both physical and digital, the calendar of the upcoming Milan Fashion Week is a packed one, marked by the comebacks of Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana, while Gucci is taking a pass.
The resurgence of Covid-19 in Europe is increasing the uncertainty surrounding September fashion events. Trade show and fashion week organisers are trying to cope, amidst postponements, cancellations and online options.