Giorgio Armani and journalist Suzy Menkes (Courtesy Press Office)
1. GIORGIO ARMANI
Giorgio Armani, 80 years, shows to the press his memoir, “Giorgio Armani“. For the first time, the designer tells the story of his own working life in a book published by Rizzoli NY, which sums up 40 years of fashion-making and intense living. GA has always said that if he hadn’t stumbled into fashion he would have liked to be a film director. The designer offers proof: it is a story that engages, presented in sequences. Since work and life have always been one and the same for him, Giorgio Armani lays bare his private life and describes his own ideas on style and business seamlessly.
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Top model Heidi Klum (Courtesy Press Office)
2. HEIDI KLUM AND AMFAR
Heidi Klum, Dakota Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Naomi Campbell, Lapo Elkann, Renzo Rosso and many others joined the Italian fashion community in Milan to help raise funds for amfAR’s innovative AIDS research programs. The seventh annual amfAR Milano gala was held at La Permanente in conjunction with Milan Fashion Week and presented by Harry Winston. The gala raised more than $1.6 Million for the Foundation, a record amount for amfAR’s Italian gala. Longtime amfAR supporter and Event Chair Heidi Klum opened the night by thanking the event’s sponsors, and introduced Kenneth Cole, who spoke about amfAR’s efforts to find an applicable cure for AIDS by 2020.
Actress Michelle Rodriguez and super model Natasha Poly (Courtesy Press Office)
3. NATASHA POLY
«Less is More to be chic», told us top model Natasha Poly who attended in Milano the Versace fashion show. Born Natasha Polevshchikova, she made her runway debut in 2004 and has been the face of numerous campaigns including Gucci, Givenchy, Lanvin, Missoni and Jil Sander. Natasha has the chameleon-like ability to transform her facial expressions and is also well known for her recognizable runway walk and signature pose. She has her own fan-site at www.NatashaPoly.com. «Beauty comes also from our souls», she told us.
Antonio Marras Fashion Show S/S 2016
4. ANTONIO MARRAS
I have to admit it: I’ve been in love with Antonio Marras in this Milano Fashion Week’s edition. Inspired by an exhibitionby Armenian painter and filmmaker Paradzanov seen in Paris in 2007, the designer creates a collection in which embellishment becomes a communication and symbolic tool. As visionary Marras said, you need excess to inspire emotions, to fight against the boredom of uniformity and banality.
Moschino fashion show S/S 2016
5. THE MOSCHINO FASHION SHOW
Moschino’s designer Jeremy Scott was inspired by a car wash for the next Spring/Summer season. The show set was set up like a construction site with signs reading “Dangerous Couture Ahead” and “Shop” alongside hazard lights and traffic cones. The first half of the show proposed every kind of construction-themed ensemble and culminated with light–up car couture consisting of ’50s dresses, an homage to Chevrolet chic. On the catwalk models as Stella Maxwell, Bella Hadid and Kate Grigorieva.
Philippe Plein fashion show S/S 2016 with Courtney Love as performer
6. PHILIPPE PLEIN AND ROBOTS
US singer Courtney Love performed during the Philippe Plein women’s Spring-Summer 2016 collection. The show included gigantic functioning robots that were not just for show. Some played instruments, while others handed the models sunglasses and handbags as they walked the runway. It also was an actual rock concert: Courtney Love performed Hole’s “Celebrity Skin” and sounded great. On the backstage, Plein wanted to make a statement about how “machines control your life”. “That’s why the machines are styling the models. You can’t imagine your life without technology”, he ranted.
The dutch designer Winonah de Jong with her husband, the Milan’s footballer Nigel de Jong (Courtesy Press Office)
7. WINONAH DE JONG’S FIRST CAPSULE COLLECTION
As you know, I’m half dutch. So, has been amazing to meet Winonah de Jong, popular socialite and trend-setter in Holland and now designer. Winonah launched her own clothing line during the Milan Fashion Week, a womenswear collection 100% Made In Italy. «My childhood dream come true! So glad Ive launched my first collection in the fashion capital of the world. My collection it will carry my personal style DNA. Clean, strong, feminine but timeless». Winonah De Jong is also Ambassador for SOS children villages, wife and mother of two. She lives between Milan and Amsterdam.
Constanza Cavalli Etro, founder of Milano Fashion Film Festival (Courtesy Press Office)
8. MILANO FASHION FILM FESTIVAL
The Milano fashion week was opened 3 days before by Milano Fashion Film Festival, edition number two: three days of full immersion in the fashion short movies’s universe: 180 movies, 13 awards. In the voting panel also photographer Rankin (read my interview on iodonna.it). The big winner was dutch director Femke Huuderman who took away 3 prizes for Best New Designer, Best New Director and Best New Fashion film for the short movie “Pippin and the Pursuits of Life”.
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