by A_F_R_O_W

…In other words…a great, big ‘HELLO’ to the beautiful city of Milan!

..Hearty congratulations to all you multi-linguists out there, if you worked that one out on your own…and to the Google-translators amongst you if you had a little help!!

Yes, the Fashion Week flotilla has moved on and moored its fleet-of-finery into the docks of the mighty Milan!

So, from today until the 23rd of September, you can expect to be wowed by the SS14 offerings of Gucci, Alberta Ferretti, Prada, Marni, MaxMara, Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Trussardi, Moschino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gianfranco Ferre and Emilio Pucci, to name but a few…and I haven’t even included shows for their diffusion lines in the list!!

Although based in Italy, our very own John Richmond will be adding a ‘bit of Brit’ to the proceedings and there will also be representation from Les Copains, Costume National and Jil Sander…but that is still only a drop in the ocean of couturiers due to display their creative wares!

Special attention should be paid to the new up-and-coming designer showcase on the final day, which will be Milan’s fashion forecast for couture talent upon whom we should keep our eyes firmly fixed!

Must dash, as the Simonetta Ravizza show is about to begin…but if you’re following the showtime schedule, do remember that mainland Europe is an hour ahead because you wouldn’t want to miss the next installments in all of those fashion-forward stories, even if it were by being fashionably late!

Apart from that, all that remains for me to say is….’Godere settimana della moda milanese!’…. Enjoy Milan Fashion Week!

Ciao a tutti!