After the first day of spectacular shows, the Milan Men’s fashion week continued Day 2 with shows from:
- BOTTEGA VENETA
- ERMANNO SCERVINO
- DIRK BIKKEMBERGS
- SALVATORE FERRAGAMO
- CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION
- VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
- MONCLER GAMME BLEU
- ROBERTO CAVALL
The key fabric for the Bottega Veneta Collection was suede, layered light as cotton in long-over-longer overshirts or plush as velvet in a pullover shirt jacket. We also see lacing was used rather than buttons on some shirts for a free spirited summer attitude.
Best description as a box of neon crayon, Salvatore Ferragamo show was a heady dose of them: a long, light coat in Curaçao blue, an orange tee, lemon yellow belt. From there, the color kept coming. The show went practically sour with vitamin C. I love the bold colours from the whole collection – something I don’t come to expect from the brand.
CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION
Italo Zucchelli created for Calvin Klein, a collection built around iconic American sportswear. Jeans, bomber jackets, suits, and a soupçon of surf were the pillars of the collection.
The Spring Summer 2013 collection for Prada is a drastic difference from the last 2 seasons which had a lot of detailing and accessories. What was presented was a much more homogenous and muted tones which Miuccia insisted ‘was quite deliberately a blank canvas’. “Simplicity is repetitive and equal,” she said. “After years of references and accessorizing, I felt the need to be so equal.” The collection’s decorative elements had been pared to almost nothing: the border around a neckline or a placket or a hem. “The border is a timeless decoration, from Ancient Greece onwards,” Miuccia explained. She added that it had taken three days to get the border on the collar of a polo shirt just right. On the other hand, she also claimed that the collection had come together faster than anything she’d ever done.