Milan Fashion Week: your first look at the AW22 collections

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  • Hot off the heels of New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week, now it’s Milan’s turn to show off with autumn/winter 22 collection by Italian powerhouses such as Prada, Fendi, Max Mara and Gucci.

    Here’s everything you’ve missed so far, and keep scrolling for all our favourite looks, straight off the runway.


    The Versace woman is sexy and seductive for AW22, with a penchant for bold hues and bleached eyebrows. ‘Our cast of Versace Women for Fall-Winter 2022 is exciting. Girls like Avanti, Anyier and Tilly perfectly represent a Versace with new generation attitude and they champion diversity. They embody the energy running through the collection and the looks built on contrast and tension—like an elastic band pulled tight and about to snap-back with a build-up of energy. That feeling is just irresistible to me. It opens new possibilities and makes things happen’, declares Donatella Versace.


    Alessandro Michele’s collection was inspired by 13th century Vincent de Beauvais’  Speculum majus, in which he endorsed the mirror as an essential knowledge instrument, one which made possible to reach a transparent and exact comprehension of reality. ‘I’ve always been averse to the myth of the exact vision that inevitably ends up in freezing
    the immaginific power of the world. For this reason, I wanted to restore another feature of the mirror. That is, building
    aberrations, enchantments, ghosts. I’m thinking about the magical mirrors described in the catoptrics treatises of the
    1600s: mirrors set into precious wunderkammer, that behave like machines of expansion and transfiguration of reality.
    In these theatrical machines, the weirdness of the optical,’ he said.


    MILAN, ITALY – FEBRUARY 24: Models walk the runway at the Prada fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2022/2023 on February 24, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Pietro S. D’Aprano/Getty Images)

    Miuccia Prada redefined the ultimate classic wardrobe pieces for the modern women with her AW22 collection. Think the tailored coat, the bomber jacket, the shirt, the vest top, the knit and pencil skirt, all re-imagined with that Prada flair we’ve come to adore: with sequins, sheer fabrics, faux fur, loud prints and oversized silhouettes.


    For Autumn/Winter 2022, Kim Jones refracts two iconic FENDI collections through a distinctly contemporary lens, reconfiguring the past for today and considering the house’s signatures with a fresh perspective.

    Inspired by Delfina Delettrez walking into the Roman headquarters dressed in a printed blouse stolen from her mother’s wardrobe, Jones excavated the house’s history to rediscover Spring/Summer 1986: a celebration of Karl Lagerfeld’s love for the artistic movement. ‘The best place to explore the FENDI archives is through the Fendi wardrobes. And these are collections which, although they come from the past, feel very now,’ notes Jones.

    Reworking and pairing the geometric prints and sartorial styling of 1986 with the diaphanous lightness of Autumn/Winter 2000, what emerges is a diametric exploration of strength and of softness – a runway of powerful women in beautiful clothes. ‘It’s a wardrobe designed for every aspect of a woman’s life, for every generation,’ Jones says.

    Max Mara

    MILAN, ITALY – FEBRUARY 24: A model walks the runway at the Max Mara fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2022/2023 on February 24, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)

    Max Mara’s autumn/winter collection was all about playful contrasts and textures. Think caramel-hued boucle maxi skirts and matching coats, bright red puffer trousers, yellow hooded tops and plenty of the camel coats we’ve come to expect from the lavel.

    Alberta Ferretti

    A feminine party collection if we ever saw one. Dresses adorned with hundreds of fractured mirror pieces, purple lame pleated gowns, silver separates and glitter as far as the eye could see. For AW22, the Alberta Ferretti woman is back, and she means business.

    Roberto Cavalli

    MILAN, ITALY – FEBRUARY 23: Adut Akech walks the runway at the Roberto Cavalli fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2022/2023 on February 23, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

    Fausto Puglisi’s first collection for Roberto Cavalli was a wild and sexy one. A strategically-place strap here, a sheer detail there, and plenty of animal print adorned both oversized tailored silhouettes and micro dresses. What a way to make an entrance.

    Scroll down to see more of the beautiful looks to come out of the Milan Fashion Week AW22 shows.

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