Milan can often be more subdued and elegant when it comes to colour and this season, again we saw a lot of yellow and red. Daniela Gregis’ collection was almost entirely red, but for a little light relief in the shape of blue printed dresses and a gorgeous knit hat– which would be the only thing I would wear on my head in winter to keep warm.
A limited capsule collection by Far Fetch – complete with reversible jackets and rainbow puffers –was available for delivery 24-hours after the catwalk and pre-order was open on men and women’s heritage pieces.
In fact, the rainbow theme has been gathering momentum across the fashion world recently and was also seen adorning vibrant men and women’s pieces at Fydor Golan and Ashish for AW2018.
Another glorious moment was the MM6 Maison Margiela presentation at The Running Horse pub in Mayfair, which had been completely decked out in silver foil to match the futuristic, space disco theme of the collection.
The mind boggled at how much time it must have taken to cover the whole pub in silver, but the décor fit the idea that classic looks can be completely recreated when made in monochrome silver-lacquer. The pieces relied on texture, such as pleats and ribs, to give them shape and form, but were still fabulous.
Although silver was focal for Maison Margiela, for me, red was the prominent colour on the catwalks in London this season, used either as a subtle pop of colour like at Roksanda, pure block colour, or two-tone like at Teatum Jones. Paula Knorr’s sensual reds were flouncy and feminine, while EudonChoi took the hue in a more sartorial direction.