MILAN Fashion WEEK has kicked off this season with a bang, as Alessandro Michele took to the spotlight on day one to show his autumn/winter 2017 vision for Gucci. A season of firsts for the brand (first official co-ed show, first time showing in its new HQ), it was - as CEO Marco Bizzarri promised - a strong and powerful presentation.
ADVERTISEMENTGucci's CEO On Michele's Revolution
Gucci's CEO On Michele's Revolution
The rest of the schedule leaves plenty to look forward to, as well as plenty to ponder. Will Roberto Cavalli (who are skipping a show in place of press appointments tomorrow) announce who Peter Dundas's creative director replacement is? What will Francesco Risso come up with for his first collection for Marni? And will Dolce & Gabbana employ its Generation Z contacts to form its FROW once again? Elsewhere, all eyes will be on Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi, Miuccia Prada at her eponymous house, Jeremy Scott at Moschino, and Giorgio Armani's traditional closing ceremony on Monday.
Milan is also famously a favourite with whoever the current model army may be. Expect Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Adwoah Aboah, Alanna Arrington, Julie Hoomans and Maartje Verrhoef to be correct and present at multiple showcases, as well as their street-style counterparts outside the venues.
As the shows ensue, stay up to date with what's happened, who's worn what, and the party action all weekend here.