‘Sunglasses hide tears’ as show goes on at Milan Fashion Week

‘Sunglasses hide tears’ as show goes on at Milan Fashion Week



The fashion set put their best face forward on Thursday despite worries over the invasion of Ukraine, as Milan Fashion Week

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The lineup, which included Emporio Armani, MM6 Maison MargielaPradaMoschino

One Ukranian stylist and creative director, Anna Mazzhyk, said she was awoken by her parents at seven am, only to learn “Russia is attacking Ukraine right now,” she told AFP.

“I was crying before the first show because it’s difficult for me,” said the 22-year-old Kyiv native, outfitted in a puffy Prada vest and surrounded by her equally spruced-up friends.

“We’re all wearing sunglasses to cover up our puffy eyes,” she said.

Belgian model Louise Robert said that Ukranian model bookers backstage at Prada were visibly upset, trying to figure out when and how they could go home.

“It was like a bomb — an emotional bomb,” Robert said.

Still, makeup artist Chiara Tipaldi, 24, had acknowledged at Max Mara

“It tries to be cut off from what goes on in the world,” Tipaldi said.

One French videographer inside the show, who gave his name as just “Etienne”, said perhaps that was for the best.

“I think most people are crushed,” he said. “But we can’t do politics inside here.”

Indeed, the runways offered up distractions galore for guests, including Kim Kardashianfashion weekKendall

At Prada, co-designers Miuccia PradaRaf Simons

Shoulders were oversized on black dresses that incorporated chains at an angle at the neck, while tweed overcoats offered a touch of whimsy with poofs of curly lambswool at the biceps in green, pink or blue.

– Cages at Cavalli

Earlier, Max Mara’s Ian Griffiths showed a comforting collection whose brown and cream tones and rich textures brought a reassuring sobriety to the mix — even as an eerily discordant musical soundtrack appeared to recall the news everyone was valiantly trying to forget.

Fuzzy teddy bear-style wool was seen on bomber jackets, overcoats, even pants and shorts, while an oversize quilted, double-faced puffer coat was just what the doctor ordered in these trying times.

It even looked as if it could double as a sleeping bag.

And for those who like fashion loud and in your face, Roberto Cavalli

Cheetah bodysuits. Faux reptile capes. Leopard, leather, and fringe together — what’s not to love when the world is falling apart?

Lush mohair bodices in jewel tones of emerald combined with high leather collars, straps and metal rings — as if a naughty Elizabethan princess suddenly found herself in the dungeon.

Fashion show usher Alessandro Vailatti said he thought no one should be ashamed at feeling uplifted by the flights of fancy on display.

“It’s important that we distract ourselves.”

ams/bpBy Alexandria SAGE

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