With the ongoing Milan Fashion Week, fashion and creative boundaries have been pushed to new heights. While we decode the biggest fashion and beauty trends for the upcoming season, not only did the couture prove to be a delight but path-breaking concepts brought these shows into the limelight.
Creativity directors and show choreographers took centre-stage at the Milan Fashion Week, from Gucci’s finale that featured identical twins walking down to the runway to Avavav’s debut show with models tripping on the runway upon their entrance, and Moncler’s 70th-anniversary ballet performance. It was a spectacular affair at the Milan Fashion Week.
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More often than not, one has associated fashion shows with models walking the ramp, the grand finale a celebrity-filled affair. But this year, Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele, envisioned the show a little differently. He brought to the runway, a new concept — Gucci Twinsburg.
68 sets of twins and doppelgängers joined hands with their sibling for the Gucci Twinsburg finale after walking two separate runways divided by a wall of portraits. “It means we are all the same and yet we are different,” stated the creative director of the show. With a fascination for asymmetrical reciprocity, the show revealed the latest collection, Gucci Twinsburg across two runways, each a reflection of the other. With the rise of a dividing wall, Alessandro Michele revealed his game of illusion, demonstrating the impossibility of the perfectly identical. Looks seen first on individual models were remarkably different in a second viewing on a pair of seemingly identical models, forcing one to take a closer look. Mid-way through the showcase, walls ascended and allowed viewers to catch a glimpse of identical twins, but it was only for the finale that siblings merged to hold hands, and celebrate unity for one and all.
In his notes on the show, the Creative Director writes, “As if by magic, clothes duplicate. They seem to lose their status of singularity. The effect is alienating and ambiguous. Almost a rift in the idea of identity, and then, the revelation: the same clothes emanate different qualities on seemingly identical bodies. Fashion, after all, lives on serial multiplications that don’t hamper the most genuine expression of every possible individuality.”
From slim-cut blazers to leg garters, twill cardigans to slouchy leather bottoms, and cropped sequined blazers with floral embellishments in contrasting Royal Blue, the show was magnificent. Also spotted were leopard-printed tights, snakeskin boots, ruffled ensembles, trench coats and chained jewellery reminiscent of tribal wear, decorating the face of every model.
AVAVAV show had models falling on the runway
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