Tried and true showcased why leaders are leaders this season in Milan with The Impression’s Top 10 dominated by the core fashion houses.
All eyes were on Silvia Venturini Fendi as the creative showcased her first collection sans mentor Karl Lagerfeld. She opened the collection with the metaphor of a sunrise to usher in the dawn of a new age at Fendi. The daybreak was more youthful than previous collections while maintaining the design codes Lagerfeld entrenched in the label. The result was fresh collection that we look forward to seeing blossom.
While everyone may have been over the moon regarding JLo’s outing at Versace, what impression us was the elevated collection that evolved the house from its history rather than fell-back on it. It was Versace’s most modern collections in a number of seasons with just the right balance of tailored sexiness we want from the house.
Alessandro Michele’s Gucci earned our top position this season as the designer took a turn from more-is-more to streamline precision at Gucci. The collection was drawn from sexualized punk ethos with just the right touch of kink in its tailoring. It was, in short, original and a welcome evolution from today’s most visionary of designers.
Here are The Impression Top 10 Milan fashion shows of Spring 2020 season as selected by our Chief Impressionist, Kenneth Richard.