The Milan leg of the Fall 2023 menswear fashion week promised a lot to look forward to including Gucci’s first standalone men’s show in three years and Marco de Vincenzo’s debut for Etro. Read on for all the highlights from the season below.
Gucci’s FW23 show marked the Italian house’s first standalone men’s presentation in three years, as well as the first after creative director Alessandro Michele’s departure in November 2022. The notes describe the collection as a “reflection of the individualities represented by the multifaceted creatives and craftsmen who inhabit the house of Gucci.”
Dolce & Gabbana
Focusing on “simplicity” rather than “minimalism”, Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall 2023 collection came in a sea of black and grey tailored pieces and sharp silhouettes. “We just felt the strong need to go at the essence of who we are. We said to ourselves, ‘Let’s do us, let’s do what we really believe in,'” said Domenico Dolce ahead of the show while Stefano Gabbana added: “Reducing. Stripping anything unnecessary away.”
Walking over the map of Milan, models at Emporio Armani’s Fall 2023 show appeared to be in flight mode with goggles over aviator caps, duffel bags, and all-leather looks. Eveningwear pieces focused on sharp tailoring, while the color palette ranged from neutrals to sunset-inspired hues.
Cashmere, logomania, and the lavender color reigned supreme in the Fendi Fall 2023 collection which was all about “feeling great with fashion during the day but also during the night,” according to creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi. While some pieces exuded comfort, the one-shouldered and asymmetrical ones were a throwback to the disco era of the 70s.
For his first menswear offering for Etro, Marco De Vincenzo paid homage to the house’s textile culture by transforming its warehouse to the show’s set featuring wooden racks and vintage fabrics. The collection focused on soft and fluid silhouettes and chunky knitwear with playful details, while the 70s-inspired tailoring came in bold fabrics.
Prada’s Fall 2023 menswear collection was all about elevated outerwear and staples in an “exploration of the fundamentals of fashion.” Think, cocoon-like jackets, bombers, cardigans, and top coats paired with colored slim-fit pants and detachable collars, as well as tote bags with drinking containers that were a quick hit.
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