Without a doubt, the September shows for Spring/Summer is our favorite season. In New York Indian Summer is just around the corner, London presents itself with perfect temperatures and in Milan the sun never looks better. And of course, the shows in Italy’s fashion capital confirm the seen trends. Prada stripped down, Bottega Veneta switched up and Vogue Italia’s Talent initiative celebrated its tenth anniversary with a great exhibition.
Prada is the show people come to Milan for and Daniel Lee’s Bottega Veneta has added a second good reason. Both shows were strong within their own parameters. Miuccia Prada dialed down the trend setting factor and presented an elegant collection, which focused on the individual. While in the past models often featured their initials on their looks, this season Signora Prada literally created each look for the model who wore it as in Freja Erichsen opening one of a see through grey polo paired with a knitted calf length skirt and Sara Blomqvist closing look with the same knit top and embroidered skirt to make a powerful statement for Prada minimalism.
Meanwhile at Bottega Veneta, Daniel Lee advanced his sensual design template, which embraces reality by showing a confident collection with lots of signature leather, selvedge denim and super knitwear and shoes.