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Looking back on Milan Fashion Week, we’re sharing our favorite details from the Fall/Winter 2020 presentations by Missoni, Giorgio Armani, Agnona, and Bally.
Minimalism and elegance were the foundations of Agnona’s Fall/Winter 2020 collection, inspired by styles from the mid-1990s. The designs featured elevated prints and fabrics like silk, exaggerated houndstooth, herringbone, and cashmere jersey. A clean palette of charcoal, cream, buff, and camel made for a collection of luxurious comfort—seen in pieces like wide-legged pleated trousers, high necked shirts that hugged the body, and soft sweaters and knit garments. Sustainability was reflected in undyed fibers and recycled cashmere. Looks we loved included a light blue turtleneck sweater dress, a black button-up top with the white skirt and pointy-toed flats, and a gray top with folded fabric details on the shoulder, worn with matching pants.
Entitled “Purity of Form,” Bally’s Fall/Winter 2020 collection focused on clean lines, neutral hues, and organic materials. A modern take on the brand’s Swiss heritage yielded sculptural silhouettes executed with soft shapes. There were long, straight legged trousers, pleated skirts that fell just below the knee, and soft cardigans and roll-necks. Abstract prints and color-blocked items drew inspiration from turn-of-the-century European modernist artists and Abraham Ltd.’s textile patterns, found in a quilted leather cross-body bag in black and white. Each look was paired with a leather shoe—like a bi-color knee-high Dayan boot, or a Deva pump with an ankle strap—along with handbags, sunglasses, head scarves, or branded B-chain belts.
Giorgio Armani ignited a romantic conversation between masculine and feminine this season, in cropped jackets, knickerbocker trousers, and jumpsuits with long skirt trains. Black made up the majority of the collection, interspersed with dashes of pink, teal, and a pearly gray, and paired with fabrications like velvet, fur, satin, and all-over sequins and beads. Highlight looks included a gray skirt and blouse, worn under a printed coat with patches of fur; a velvet overcoat in midnight blue, cinched at the waist with a camouflage tie; and a matador-style jacket in pink and black sequins, paired with swinging black trousers that were tucked into boots. As a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus, the presentation was held behind closed doors and livestreamed worldwide. It ended with a tribute to China, featuring a selection of looks from Giorgio Armani Privé Spring/Summer 2009 and 2019 collections, which were inspired by the country.
Missoni’s textured, patterned knits returned for the season, referencing specifically Edwin A. Abbott’s publication Flatland — A Romance of Many Dimensions. Stripes of all kind and structural prints were at the forefront of the collection, seen in patchwork jackets, knit leggings, wrap dresses, and spacious overcoats. Bold and muted earth tones gave way to oversized or easy-moving silhouettes. Looks we loved included a multicolored coat worn with a braided chain necklace and patchwork leather boots, a black and white cardigan paired with zig-zag printed pants and a turban-like hat, and a striped sweater dress with spaghetti straps and matching knit gloves.