Milan Fashion Week Surprises, Spring/Summer 2022, Versace, Armani, Ferragamo and More

Talk about a fashion shock! Donatella designs for Fendi and Fendi designer Kim Jones designs for Versace. What is the fashion industry coming to? Oh, it’s called collaboration. What a beautiful world.

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Donatella Versace knows how to ignite the fashion industry and throw us a curve ball. Kim Jones of Fendi designed Versace and Donatella designed Fendi. They each designed 25 looks for their “rival” brands. The runway was packed with celebrity models. Can you identify them? Image captured from the Versace runway video. Watch it here.

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Kim Jones of Fendi and Donatella Versace take a bow after their runway show. Donatella called the collaboration a “Fashion Frankenstein” and labeled the partnership “swap” collection “Fendace.” Image: Fendi.com.

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You know this “Fendace” tote will be a collector’s item. Image: Fendi.com.

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Versace neon green chain mail mini. Open seams held together with colorful iconic safety pins. Image: Vogue.com.

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Nobody does bodycon like Donatella. Image: Vogue.com. Versace.

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Versace. The trademark Versace fabric has a hidden Fendi logo print. Image: Vogue.com.

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Versace. Cut off jacket with safety pinned mini. Image: Vogue.com.

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Versace. No wallflowers need apply. Cut open garments, glowing, neon colors and plenty of skin. Image: Vogue.com.

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Versace. Peek-a-boo stockings. Image: Vogue.com. Exposing what used to be covered is part of the design.

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Versace. Bold neon make-up, Image: Vogue.com.

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For Restless Sleepers, glorious loungewear that crosses over to partywear. Image: Vogue.com.

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For Restless Sleepers. Image: Vogue.com.

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Spectacular loungewear that would look striking at any elegant event. Image: Vogue.com. For Restless Sleepers.

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For Restless Sleepers brand crafts magnificent apparel, sumptuous accessories, (their silk scarves are swoon-worthy) and opulent homewear, (you will not believe their pillows and quilts.) Image: Vogue.com.

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Très chic for a get together at the palazzo on the shore of Lake Como, Italy. For Restless Sleepers. Image: Vogue.com.

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Understated elegance, by the Maestro of Italian fashion, Giorgio Armani. Image: Vogue.com.

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Silver suit with full, gathered trousers. Classic Giorgio Armani. Image: Vogue.com.

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Nautical look. Giorgio Armani. Image: Vogue.com.

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Soft shades of pearl grey and blue in a bubble skirted halter top with sheer trousers. Giorgio Armani. Image: Vogue.com.

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Smart, sophisticated, yet still relaxed. That’s Giorgio Armani. Image: Vogue.com.

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The trend throughout all of the fashion weeks we’ve seen? Sexy, sultry, exposing more than covering. Lots of transparent fabrics and cut outs. This is how Armani does the trend. He is the master of savoir faire. Giorgio Armani. Image: Vogue.com.

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Since 1975 Giorgio Armani has been creating dreams that men and women want to wear. Watch his runway show here.

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Why are Italian brands known for the finest shoes in the world? Sergio Rossi, made-in-Italy luxury footwear. Watch the video here. Image: cameramoda.it.

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It doesn’t really matter if you can walk or not when footwear becomes sculpture. Image: cameramoda.it. Sergio Rossi.

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Footwear taken to another level of incredible. Sergio Rossi. Image: cameramoda.it.

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Fettuccine style ribbons created by Ferragamo. Image: Vogue.com.

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Tiger print romper by Ferragamo. Image: Vogue.com.

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Voluminous sleeves and a buckled trouser at Ferragamo. Image: Vogue.com.

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Asymmetrical silhouette with cut outs, drapery and an elegant line. Ferragamo. Image: Vogue.com.

From demure to decadent, Milan Fashion Week delivers delicious Italian delights! Mangia!

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Diane Weisbeck

Diane Weisbeck is a native New Yorker. A luxury lifestyle content writer, Diane was a retail buyer for Lord & Taylor’s flagship store, a product design/developer for Saks Fifth Avenue’s corporate office and a Director of Retail for major museums and high end retailers. She assists global luxury brands with their marketing and brand strategies and is also a Fair Trade corporate art consultant.

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