Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2018 – Queen of Hearts

They will forever reign, and will always captivate our hearts, writes Zeina Mokaddam, post-Spring 2018 Milan show. Every woman feels like a queen in D&G. If anyone knows how to sculpt a woman within a little black dress, that’ll be Domenico and Stefano – and it was with this that they opened their fabulous show.

An occasion of high theatre where every piece, every line, every colour told the story of an elevated state of being – one of glamour, of glitz, and most importantly of being uniquely expressive as individuals.

True to their own unique expressiveness, Dolce & Gabbana presented a new collection that is forever youthful, fun and daring. The Aladdin pants and shoes, plus the sequined Queen of Hearts dresses, were surely our personal favourites.

Milan Fashion Week - Dolce Gabbana

Milan Fashion Week - Dolce Gabbana

Milan Fashion Week - Dolce Gabbana

Gucci Spring/Summer 2018 – A melange of references

With 107 looks – 60% women and 40% men – for Spring Summer 2018, Gucci set themselves a challenge, writes Zeina Mokaddam in Milan, and they delivered the most aggressive show of the week in terms of variety.

Headlines are the collaboration between Gucci and Elton John, and a further collaboration with Warner Bros, plus a super-luxe limited-edition python leather collection stole the show with its diversity of materials and innovation of each piece.

The show delivered a melange of references – from 18th century mysticism to LA street gangs with 19th century architecture along the way. We even spotted 1980s roller-disco tops matched with spangled tights. Lush, brave, and just on the right side of over-the-top – cementing Gucci at the top of their game again this season.

Milan Fashion Week - Gucci

Milan Fashion Week - Gucci

Milan Fashion Week - Gucci

Milan Fashion Week - Gucci

Milan Fashion Week - Gucci

Prada Spring/Summer 2018

Femininity was definitely not the theme at Prada’s Spring/Summer fashion show this year. Prada was going for a militant look, a message to women to be strong. There are a lot of ways to empower women, fashion is a strong outlet for that. How a woman dresses says a lot about her and her personality. Militant with a mix of street style and energetic looks were flooding the runway. Clunky shapes, camp shirts and dropped-waist pinafores. Banker striped shirts and tailored coats, the show was a hit indeed.

Milan Fashion Week - Prada

Milan Fashion Week - Prada

Milan Fashion Week - Prada

Milan Fashion Week - Prada