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Hits and Misses: Milan Fashion Week Fall 2019

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That’s a wrap for Milan Fashion Week, and what a rollercoaster it has been. As everyone descended on the Italian city to check out the latest wares for the Fall 2019 season, news broke that legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld had passed away, sending the entire industry into a state of sadness. But just as Karl would have wanted, the show still went on. Gucci and Alberta Ferretti were the first to get MFW off to a flying start.

Daniel Lee made his debut as Bottega Veneta‘s new creative director and has already propelled the brand to new heights, completely overhauling the Veneta woman and toughening her up with leathers, sharp, tailored cuts and killer accessories. Jeremy Scott is still doing exactly what he does oh so marvelously well over at Moschino HQ, presenting a fabulously campy collection inspired by American TV game shows and the excess of the 1980s.

The designs of Paul Surridge have become increasingly more confident at Roberto Cavalli, Silvia Venturini Fendi held back the tears (unlike the models) as she presented Lagerfeld’s last collection for Fendi to the international fashion press and Alessandro Michele just bestowed upon us his most wearable and decent Gucci collection to date.

Our forum members have five burning questions after MFW: Is it time Ian Griffiths ditched Carine Roitfeld as Max Mara‘s show stylist? Did Donatella really design that “irrelevant and regressive” Versace collection? Is Francesco Risso secretly trying to ruin Marni? Why do Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana insist on the circus-like spectacle each and every season? Is Alberta Ferretti trying to become the Italian Isabel Marant (because it’s working!)?

Here are theFashionSpot’s hits and misses of Milan Fashion Week’s Fall 2019 season. Be sure to stay tuned, because we’re heading to Paris as we speak. Three down … one to go!

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