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Milan Fashion Week AW18: Highlights of Day 5

Milan Fashion Week AW18: Highlights of Day 5

Vibrant devotions

Text: Su Fen Tan

Dolce & Gabbana weaves a rich tapestry of a collection for their devotees, Tommy Hilfiger pulls into the pitstop in Milan at full speed, and Emporio Armani blends day and night

Dolce & Gabbana

Who: Designer duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana convey their well-known dedication to the craft that is fashion with a collection titled 'Fashion Devotion'. Just before the show, Dolce told The Guardian: "Fashion is not work, fashion is devotion. You live, sleep and eat with fashion, you never stop thinking about it and you love it with all your heart."

Where: The title was inscribed above the runway entrance, part of a grand façade that was fashioned after the Oratorio di Santa Cita church in Dolce's island of birth, Palermo, Sicily.

The Low-down: In a runway first, a row of eight drones kick-started the show, each carrying the latest Dolce & Gabbana handbags. Then came the models. Borrowing from religious iconography in homage of the theme, vestment brocades, angels, sacred crosses and hearts featured in sumptuous manner on the clothes, while the designers' millennial-savvy cheek came through in statement pieces that read "Fashion Sinner" or "Fashion Devotion" .

Buro Loves: If one was to be branded a "Fashion Sinner", might as well do it dressed in the printed tee paired with sleek laced-up trousers.

 

Tommy Hilfiger

Who: Tommy Hilfiger's muse/collaborator Gigi Hadid opened and closed the runway—the show also marked the fourth and last of the Tommy x Gigi collections.

Where: After a one-off showing in London, Hilfiger once again opts out of his usual NYFW spot for a stint in Milan. Following the brand's announcement of a multi-year partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, the latest show pitstop is aptly a motor-racing themed extravaganza, with the runway resembling a race track, complete with Formula One race cars on set.

The Low-down: True to the theme, what came down the runway was a series of sporty ensembles, where racing stripes, checkered flag prints and bold red, white and blue hues dominated the collection. The patch-covered jackets, overalls and leather pants certainly won't look out of place at the race circuit, while even the least of F1 enthusiasts will find a cute swimsuit or a cropped sweatshirt or two to add to their wardrobes.

Buro Loves: The colour palette—on-brand, on-theme and on point. 

 

Emporio Armani

Who: A whopping 96 looks for his eponymous label's collection yesterday, and an equally extensive 91 looks for Emporio Armani today—all hail the maestro of tailoring, Mr. Giorgio Armani.

The Low-Down: Here, Armani seeked to blur the line between day and night dressing. Tailored suits, shift dresses and coats are injected with a touch of glam with vivid prints, sequins, lurex and lush textures. At times, they were accompanied by eye-catching metallic boots. Looking to shine in the boardroom? Take the pinstripe or check suits embedded with micro-rhinestones for a spin. Twinkling daywear aside, the parade of mini dresses ensure that the Emporio Armani girl won't be short on choices for a night out about town.

Buro Loves: There is no going wrong with a black-on-black tailored Armani suit. We have our eyes on the one with the brand name stamped across the waist (also in black), a more sophisticated take on the logomania trend if you will.

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