Editor's top ten picks: MFW

Our Fashion Director Robbie Spencer picks his favourite moments from Milan Fashion Week

Fashion Top Ten
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BEST SHOWS

FENDI
An intelligent use of fur, with extremely technical yet understated techniques, such as the shaved mink under organza. So subtle you would hardly know it was fur. 

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Fendi SS14 Photography by Lea Colombo

PRADA
I loved that the same silhouette was used throughout the whole collection, stripping it down to the simplest of knee lengths and layering it up to the jewel encrusted bra.

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Prada SS14 Photography by Lea Colombo

VERSACE
I loved the chain mail sleeved rock band tees and chain mail neckerchiefs, a key accessory for next season.

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Versace SS14 Photography by Lea Colombo
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Versace SS14 Photography by Lea Colombo

BOTTEGA VENETA
Elegantly merging a creative playfulness with the sophistication you expect from Bottega

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Bottega Veneta SS14 Photography by Paolo Simi

MOSCHINO 30TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
Possibly the most exciting show of Milan. It felt like a bizarre hen party, and kicked off with model legend Pat Cleveland dancing down the catwalk. A collection of good girl/bad girl duo looks followed: sexy maids, naughty nuns, angelic angels etc., accompanied by a live set from Gloria Gaynor belting out  'I am what I am'.

TOP MODELS

SASHA LUSS
Opened and closed nearly every show in Milan. I think she inspired the hair for the Prada show, as they seemed to bleach four other girls’ hair in the show to match hers.

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Roberto Cavalli SS14 Photography by Paolo Simi

IRENE HIEMSTRA
A Dazed favourite of ours. I shot her in the August issue for a Miu Miu archive special. Irene has had an amazing show season so far, walking for Prada, Marni, Bottega Veneta, Roberto Cavalli, Fendi, Moschino in Milan alone.

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Irene Hiemstra at Marni SS14 Photography by Lea Colombo
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Irene Hiemstra wears Miu Miu, August issue Photography by Ben Toms

OFF THE CATWALK

MAKING DREAMS: FENDI AND THE CINEMA
An insightful exhibition documenting Fendi's relationship with film, and the cult characters who have worn Fendi in films, all exhibited in a beautiful old Milanese cinema.

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Grace Jones, 1986 Courtesy of the Fendi Archive

HAT-OLOGY
Anna Piaggi exhibition, curated by Stephen Jones. Stephen talked us through the exhibition. It featured an installation of Anna's study, with her original typewriter and furnishings, with hats in every part of the room. 

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Hat-ology exhibition Image courtesy of Susie Bubble
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Hat-ology exhibition Image courtesy of Susie Bubble

BEST RE-SEE

CALVIN KLEIN RE-SEE
I saw this collection during NYFW and I loved it. I love the multi coloured thread hanging off the black looks, resembling electrical wire.

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