At the latest Marni runway show in Milan, Francesco Risso sent out a tribe of moody, but not mean, lost boys, who drifted down the catwalk with a vaguely bedraggled air, sporting what looked like their dad's suits.
That’s what they call a great fashion show. The latest stylistic statement by Miuccia Prada presented Sunday evening in a chilly Milan; a co-ed show that referenced everything from the marginal masses to monster balls.
The invitation for the latest Versace show was suitably mysterious – a dossier marked "Confidential". Inside guests were invited to the first menswear show since Versace was sold to a certain US fashion group last year.
The question everyone asked when entering the Dolce & Gabbana show this Saturday, was how many Chinese people would actually attend, given the cancellation and internet massacre the duo suffered in Shanghai in December.
Half the audience attending the first show of the new Milan menswear season had arrived from Pitti at Stazione Centrale. And they returned to the station in the evening for the latest Ermenegildo Zegna XXX collection.
The German sportswear label and the British Fashion Council are organizing a runway presentation to showcase young British talent at Paris' Garage Amelot during the French capital's Fashion Week, on 18 January.
Launched in 2015 by designer-entrepreneur Jon Koon and street artist Harif Guzman, New York-based luxury streetwear brand Haculla is expanding in Europe with a show in Florence that mixed bold graphics with rock.
Fashion designers, being ultimately artists, rarely have straight-line careers - one reason for the huge applause that greeted the culmination of the debut show of Aldo Maria Camillo in Florence on Thursday evening.
The three-day Milan Men's Fashion Week kicking off on January 11 features a much-changed line-up, losing eight names, including Giorgio Armani, and introducing eight new ones, among them John Richmond.