It’s been a week since I got back from Milan Fashion Week, I feel like I’m almost fully recovered from exhaustion – you would think I did all 5 days in Milan with back to back shows, but that wasn’t the case. But, I felt royally drained when I got back to London and threw myself straight back to work the next day. Surely, those who do all more than 1 city during Fashion Week are super humans. I mean, some even roll out blog posts during fashion week. HOW?
If I don’t do this post on time, I know the enthusiasm will poof and disappear, the story will be outdated and no one would be bothered to read–am I right–, after all, many people would have caught up on all the instant action via social media.
A lot of other UK influencers flock to Paris after London Fashion Week and take a chill during MFW, but that wasn’t me this season. I conserved the little energy I had to do one city, and MILAN it was. I’ve done London for many seasons and Paris I couldn’t decide on, read my Paris post to get the gist.
So, why Milan? Apart from the fact that Milan is home to some of the fashion Gods – I’m talking Prada, Gucci, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana to mention a few, I’ve always been inspired by Milan street style. Like, I came back thinking my entire wardrobe needs a revamp and I need to sort my s**t out with my blogging life! – You know when you get that kick in the backside after being in the same room with some of the fashion heavyweights and other influencers (that moment when Deena Aljuhani Abdulazizand of Vogue Arabiya, one of my ultimate style icons royally walked past me at Stella Jean).
Also, Milan is the place for ‘over the top’ fashion, but done with a lot of class, which resonate with me. Colourful bold prints clashing — insert Etro, Emilio Pucci,Vivetta, Missoni, Fausto Puglisi –, but done so tastefully you can’t help but fall in love.
If you are one for classic sleek silhouettes, make room for Salvatore Ferragamo and Max Mara, add some androgyny from Aquilano.Rimondi, one of the shows I had the opportunity to see during MFW.
What I got Up To
Milan Fashion Week started on Wednesday, so I missed out on a few shows and presentations that I got invited to including Annakiki, Wunderkind, Vivetta, Les Copains, Genny, Anteprima, Tods, Grinko, Christiano Burani, Atsushi Nakashima…–I’ll stop here–. I arrived on Friday and went for a late event, John Richmond.
Saturday was a full day of presentations and shows. Started the day at Jimmy Choo AW17 presentation and ended at Aquilano.Rimondi.
Sunday was a lot chilled out, started at noon with Stella Jean and decided to give everything else a miss to enjoy a bit of Milan before my late flight. First time in Milan, I had to. So I headed to the luxury shopping district, via Montenapoleone walked to Duomo, stopped at Marella and treated myself a little.
A lot of what I got up to was shared on Instagram stories, here’s a cue to go follow me if you aren’t for fresh juice next season @astylediary_ .
What I wore
What to wear for fashion week is a big part of the preparation. I had little or no time to plan or visit showrooms to loan samples — downside to working full time —
BUT, I managed to get my hands on this vintage leather x Fux coat c/o Lennina @ 21st Millesime.
: Paired with
Statement tee and mules – Asos
Ray-Ban 3025 Aviator Sunglasses c/o – Sunglasses Shop
Bag – Chloe
Earrings – H&M
Items linked in SHOP
Blazer, Earrings, Brooch: H&M
Items linked in SHOP
Who I hung out with
Caroline @ CarolineStyling
Siobhan @ Just A Uniform
Where I stayed
Not too far from the city. Closest metro to me was Porta Romana about 20 mins to most show locations.
I thoroughly had the most amazing time in Milan. It’s the first of many trips. I love the food the people and the city. I honestly can’t wait to go back as a tourist.