09 Aug Milan Fashion Week Guide September 2018
Milan Fashion Week 2018
Beginning: Wednesday 19th September
End: Tuesday 25th September
From Emporio Armani to Cividini, this year the Milan fashion week is set to be one of the best and biggest. As the collections hit the runway we have brought you the top events, dates for your diary, and all the know-how for the most anticipated fashion event of 2018.
Fall and winter collections 2018
Back in February, Milan Fashion Week (MFW) set the style with glitter brows, smudged eyeshadow, and natural air-dried hair. Whether you admired it from the front rows, or the post-runway shots, the designers produced an impressive range of outfits. Moschino showed off iconic blue and green skin painting and from Gucci, prosthetic eyes and bleached brows gave an other-worldly feel to this collection. And, in the real world, this fashion week had us all reaching for bold matt lipstick and rhinestones.
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So, what can we expect for the upcoming spring and summer collections for 2019? Taking place from the 19th September to the 25th September 2018, this week will be a collective of summer and spring styles that will be everywhere in 2019. Neutral colours, deep purples, and natural make up for summer 2019? We will have to wait, but in the meantime, here are the things you need to know to get the most out of MFW.
Dates for your diary
For a full list of events and schedule see here.
Alberto Zambelli is set to kick off Milan Fashion Week at 9.30 on September 19th, followed by Albino Teodoro. Finishing at 20.00, this day features well known designers such as Alberta Ferretti and No21.
The 20th will bring to the stage Tiziano Guardini, Emporio Armani and the modern styles of Moschino; renowned for their impressive vibrant and iconic outfits we are waiting with baited breath as to what their collections may showcase.
From Tod’s to Versace, the weekend is potentially going to be the busiest time of the Fashion Week with the Von Grüning Pret-a-Porter/Accessories show being featured at 20.00. This is a designer we personally love this year with the use of recycled leather and extremely wearable black on pink styles.
Salvatore Ferragamo starts the Sunday off followed by Simonetta Ravizza and ending with Missoni. Ending at 20.45 this day will be vibrant with contemporary touches. With Ravizza currently featuring the “welcome to the jungle” collection and Missoni focusing on sophisticated colours it will be interesting to see where they take their new collections.
The Monday starts at 9.30, finishing at an earlier time of 17.45. Guests can expect to see the likes of Giorgio Armani, Laura Biagiotti and a finale of Francesca Liberatore.
The final day on the 24th September see three designers take to the runway. Ultrachic begins the day at 9.30 followed by Chika Kisada and finishing with the sleek styles of Atsushi Nakashima.
When in Milan: A between the shows guide
Milan is home to unforgettable days out, chic cafes, and beautiful boutiques. During Milan Fashion Week, this city becomes a bustling hub of grandeur, gourmet, and luxury. A hub of international attendees, the combination of culture and tourism comes into full swing.
Despite open-to-the-public shows being hard to come by in Milan Fashion Week and Industry shows being the place to be, you can still follow all the action and visit during this time.
So, whilst staying in Milan at this time and with evenings and days in this magnificent city, why not head out and see all the places your favourite designers have come to know and love.
Sforza Castle is a mixture of elegance and majestic architecture. Built in the 15th Century this enormous fortress is now home to several museums and art galleries. In the summer months up until the end of October the castle opens up secret trails and visitors can wander these undisclosed paths in the evenings around the grounds.
If you fancy shopping in luxury to get your own styles and inspiration from the Fashion Shows then head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, this four-storey arcade housed within a glass dome and detailed brickwork is the oldest active shopping centre in Italy. A landmark and iconic structure this arcade is just as luxurious as the shops within its walls.
If your interest in the evenings lies in the ballet or the opera then Teatro alla Scala is where you should be. La Scala is the most famous opera house in the world, and even if you are not familiar with the opera industry you may have still heard the name. Not only is this an incredible building but shows are held regularly and area once in a lifetime event to behold under this roof.
Although during Milan’s fashion week prices are normally heightened, there are still free things you can visit for great days out and pictures you will remember for a long time to come. To find out what attractions are free in this marvellous city then head to our 8 Free Things To Do in Milan.
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