Thursday marked a day of thrilling shows in Milan; from the Riviera romance of Max Mara and the grand minimalism of Prada, to an orchestra-led display by MM6 and a giant ovation at Emporio Armani for Giorgio.
Women are stronger than ever on the first day of the Milan fashion shows. For next summer, No. 21's Alessandro dell'Acqua has imagined women as very sexy lovers, and Daniele Calcaterra envisioned the power woman.
In a crowded Palais des Sports, Glenn Martens orchestrated an impressive show, brilliantly revisiting and reinventing the codes of the jeans brand with a wardrobe that was both cool and hyper-sophisticated.
As the UK capital spent the weekend in deep mourning, devoted to observing the passing of the Queen, designers in London Fashion Week made respectful homages to the late monarch, in a busy day of shows on Saturday.