Womenswear SS13: Special Milanese

Dazed's fashion team round up their Milan Fashion Week Womenswear SS13 highlights

Jil Sander Re-See

"With Prada there's always anticipation beforehand. It's one of the first shows where you're looking to what life's going to be like for the next six months. It's amazing what they do in that space every season, the set is epic. The music was great, the casting – there were so many interesting new faces, Prada is a brand that determine an aesthetic beyond clothes. The collection was dark and sombre but in a naïve way, it felt very ritualistic and not what I expected. Though there was a slight element of continuation as far as 3D detailing is concerned. I'm looking forward to shooting the clothes, especially the powder pink satin section which stood out as sculptures of their own, with incredible cuts. The shoes were amazing, in particular the tabi socks going into heels but also the leather tabi socks going down the runway by themselves. It'll be interesting to see who's wearing them to the shows next season." Karen Langley, fashion director

"Meeting Jil Sander and being talked through the collection in person was probably the highlight of the whole of Milan fashion week. I now feel really inspired by this new era of Jil Sander, and can truly understand what she is aiming to achieve with her return to the brand. I like these spiral zip boots from the collection re-see." Robbie Spencer, senior fashion editor

"I was excited about the Fendi show as soon as I saw the invitation. It was a simple white card with a border of primary coloured rectangles and the Fendi logo in the middle – very clean and clearly pointing to the geometrics that would come up in the show. The catwalk was designed in the same way. Everything in the show from the make-up to the playful accessories and incredibly crafted fur pieces was extraordinary. At the re-see we saw some of the development stages for the fur – the experimentation and attention to detail is remarkable. It's going to be a really exciting season for them editorially." Agata Belcen, fashion editor, AnOther

 

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