Fashion Show Reviews
Spring 2018 Versace Show
By Katarina Mejean
Breathtaking, this was the sentiment from every guest who attended the Versace Spring 2018 show. The show was held at the Terrazza Triennale in Milan on the evening of Friday, September 22nd. It was an incredible tribute to one of the greatest designers this industry has known, Gianni Versace, and his love for empowering the female body and mind. Bold patchwork body suits and the iconic gold and black patterns of the House of Versace danced down the runways as Donatella celebrated the power of women. But beyond the incredible archives that illuminated the runway, the shining moment was when the curtains parted to reveal the most iconic supermodels from the 90s; Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, and Claudia Schiffer. The song Freedom by George Michael began to play as these incredible women strutted down the runway with Donatella herself, creating the perfect breathtaking end to the show.
Moncler Gamme Rouge Show, Spring 2018
By Krista Webster
While ballet is often portrayed as a highly elegant, and revered skill practiced only by prima-ballerina professionals, Moncler Gamme Rouge’s recent Spring 2018 depicted the art in an entirely new light. Inspired by the “hiplet” movement, a trend that showcases a hybrid of hip-hop and ballet, the show features a mixture of street fashion and classic ballet elements, making ballet seem more accessible and relatable to the urban dancer-- professional or aspiring. Models-- whom many were true “hiplet” dancers-- sported everyday, youthful pieces such as oversized color blocked jackets, bombers, and floral blouses. These elements were tempered with classical ballet costume details-- such as tulle and precise embroidery.
Both urban and traditional costume styles were carefully tied together with an overarching color palette of pastel pinks and black, alluding to the staple colors of a ballerina’s everyday practice leotards. All 45 looks presented in the show not only successfully capture the grace and beauty of ballet, but the personality and adaptive lifestyle of the modern dancer. Writer for Vogue, Amy Verner puts it best: “Essentially, [the designer] created the fairy-tale version of a dancer on the move”.