The Monday Catch-Up - 27/02/2017

YOUR Monday morning feeds might be filled with Oscars goings-on galore, but the glitzy affair wasn't the only thing that happened over the weekend.

In Trafalgar Square, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan was joined by thousands of activists and a plethora of famous faces (Lily Cole, Damon Albarn, Noomi Rapace) in support of Iranian director Asghar Farhadi and his newest release, The Salesman. Farhadi chose to boycott the Oscars following the news of president Trump's travel ban.

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"President Trump can't silence me," Khan said as he took to the stage, ahead of the film being screened in the public space.

The political message firmly landed at Milan Week over the weekend too. Taking a new activist spin on their signature knitwear, the Missoni catwalk became a place with an empowering feminist message. "Let’s show the world that the fashion community is united and fearless," Angela Missoni said as she and her family joined models wearing the now famed pink pussy hats worn at January's Womens Marches.

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If the Missoni show was all about girl power, the Dolce & Gabbana message was all about diversity. With just a light sprinkling of models, the show's cast instead was made up of an eclectic bunch of ages, ethnicities and shapes.

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There were also a whole host of young people involved, mostly those born to famous parents. The Brit contingency was well represented in the Italian city: Anaïs Gallagher (the daughter of Noel), Rafferty Law (Jude and Sadie Frost's son), Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis (Daniel Day-Lewis's son). An exercise in nepotism, maybe? But also an effective way of reaching the "Instagram generation." The most talked about casting at the show was - naturally - a British royal taking to the catwalk.

Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2017 show finale.

Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2017 show finale.

Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2017 show finale.

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As Milan Fashion Week comes to a close launching into the final run of shows in Paris. Ensure you're up to date with the goings on and quickly emerging trends from the shows with Vogue's coverage.

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