Milan Fashion Week S/S 2018 womenswear editor’s picks

Milan Fashion Week S/S 2018 womenswear editor’s picks

Salle Privée: We’ve had a yen for Salle Privée since the wardrobe classics-focused brand was launched by Patrick Munsters last October. The brand unveiled its first opticals line in July, and last weekend Milan Fashion Week witnessed the opening of ‘House No. 8’ – its first Milan showroom at the historic Palazzo Recalcati. Conceived by Sabine Marcelis, the showroom’s ornate interiors is juxtaposed with mirrored panelling and freestanding Plexiglass structures. A blend of the classic and the contemporary, it acts as a reflection of the brand’s approach to design.

The Green Carpet Fashion Awards: On the final evening of Milan Fashion Week, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI), in collaboration with Eco-Age, the support of Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico (MISE), and with the patronage of Comune di Milano hosted the first Green Carpet Fashion Awards. Held at La Scala, the star-studded event was an emblem of the Italian fashion industry’s renewed dedication to working with sustainable supply chains and materials. Winners included Taroni – awarded the Sustainable Producer accolade – and Zegna, winner of the Eco Stewardship award. The ultimate crescendo to the evening, and indeed Milan Fashion Week, culminated in the final award of the night: the CNMI Recognition of Sustainability, which was presented to Miuccia Prada, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, Giorgio Armani and Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli, who took the stage together for a final bow. Photography: Stefano Guindani

Agnona: Creative director Simon Holloway took David Hockney’s 1968 American Collectors (Fred and Marcia Weisman) as the starting point to Agnona’s S/S 2018 collection. Imagining that Marcia’s pastel pink kimono boasted an Agnona label, he created a collection inspired by a bright Hockney colour palette, one awash with lavender, raspberry and ultramarine. It signalled a more colourful focus for the house, with breezy silhouettes like kimonos, ponchos and voluminous trousers. The brand is lauded for its exceptional fabrics, and for S/S 2018, Holloway worked with Agnona’s mills to create double face Century cashmere. What else would Marcia be wearing?