An edition rising many concerns (devoid of names like Calvin Klein, Ermenegildo Zegna, Costume National and Bottega Veneta), with the “threats” from many designers to incorporate male and female catwalks from next season, Milan’s Menswear Fashion Week S/S 2017 has however managed to surprise, to be glamorous and to instill a sense of lightness and optimism.
The desire to intrigue, amuse and experiment with new languages has made for many captivating shows – from the “bears” of Moncler, to the theatrical performance of Trussardi, to the world of basketball that has become the protagonist for Philip Plein – and there were also seen homages to the world of punk, which will next year celebrate its first, incredible 40 years.
In the area of hair, finally we can identify a common trend, “Long and forward”, which undoubtedly characterises the two main trends of the moment. In the “long” look, the hair is longer and gives life to styling games ranging from wild/disorderly, deliberately free of any structure up to the supersleek wet look which may be more of a summer version. In the “forward” look, all the wisps, which until recently were worn strictly backwards or to the side, are rolled forward giving rise to more or less defined fringes which confirm the trend change, or rather the transition from hipster to what we had already defined as Britster.