Backstage at Milan Fashion Week had more excitement than your usual fashion show. The KarJenners made a united cameo in support of Kim Kardashian’s curation of Dolce & Gabbana, while at Moschino, models partied behind-the-scenes with kooky floaties—Jeremy Scott’s cheeky take on the distressing economic reality of inflation. Here’s an insider’s look.
Inflatables have never been this sexy, and it actually serves a salient function: to keep you adrift from the many disastrous news that has happened recently, explains Jeremy Scott. Precisely made to be “life savers,” these clothes were meant to keep you afloat.
Heart-shaped breathables become amusing hemlines, while conjoined tubular floaties make for an eye-catching tube dress. Fun-filled evening dresses coincide with neon bomber jackets that you can blow through.
While the bright and gaudy floaters were the stars of the show, they were matched with perky florals and cartoon prints, completing the kooky narrative that Moschino expertly sells.
At Etro, one-inch fringed dresses that are slanted at just the right angle are also seen in different jewel tones. Rich textile prints collocate with melancholic gradients, making the patterns at the hemline pop a little bit more.
Dolce & Gabbana
After having a conversation with Kim Kardashian, Dolce & Gabbana explored their archives and took us back to the ’90s. Their crystal-embellished slip dresses reminded us of the Versace Oroton FW1994 Ad Campaign.
Encrusted black gloves give the full black bodysuit a twinkling thrust while skin-tone corsets and sheer coordinates still had its archival label of “1997-98” intact. Also, cross necklaces were the star accessory of the show.
Polished and decked out as usual, Jil Sander remained to be a master of minimalist sartorial fits. Designer duo Luke and Lucie Mercier focused on sensible workwear, as they combined womenswear with menswear for Spring.
Long sequined fringes maintain high movement while classically tailored suits in muted pastels slowed down the pace. Purple net minis, knitted shirts and skirts, and ruched tea dresses in a matte satin finish were also seen backstage.