Bravo to Maximilian Davis for the Ferragamo RTW Fall 2023 collection; here is our Runway Report from Milan Fashion Week. This sophomore collection by Maximilian Davis was sleek and polished to high perfection. We saw soon to be lusted after bags, shoes and more.
Ferragamo RTW Fall 2023
We saw the minimalist trend rain supreme on the runways of Milan. Maximilian Davis continues to breathe a breath of fresh air into the Italian heritage brand as creative director.
The designer opened the Milan Fashion weeks show with a vaguely cocoon-shaped navy woollen coat with a dramatic throat latch. Then, prompting up the clean, geometric shapes. Setting the tone for the collection with many egalitarian silhouettes to lust over.
Fitted pants that unzipped at the ankles and flared over glossy mules for her paired with square-toed boots for him underpinned most exits. We saw tailored coats and suits were tubular primarily and in dark colours, with white or red flashing from elbow seams. He also showed sleeve piping, lapels or filmy, removable cotton hoods, their fasteners splayed over the shoulders. This visual approach to colour, a Davis signature, gave otherwise plain clothes a bit of spice.
Bold cuts grabbed our attention for her scoop-neck tank tops paired with flaring leather pants and silvery jeans for him. It was beautiful to see his and her looks come down the runway.
For variety and some outrancier glamour, with a throwback to 90s style with oversized shaggy coats in red or leopard spots. To clinging Lurex minidresses with ruched bodices and high-shine patent, sometimes worn head-to-toe. For it and Influencer types, he reprised some of the activewear archetypes and utility details employed for his debut.
Prints were nonexistent, and the supersized handbags seemed targeted more for TikTok impressions than daily life, which we will see on street-style mavens.
After the show, the designer talked calmly about how he sees his job as dressing a “family of people, whether it’s for the mother, daughter, or father and son”, — which translates to appealing to the current Ferragamo customer. In the age of age is just a number, he was able to entice the entire family while also attracting a younger demographic that the house wanted by highering the younger designer—a brilliant idea by the house to draw in the next generation of long-term clients to the brand.
“I think it’s playing with the codes of the house that were always there, especially the codes from the ’80s and ’90s,” he retorted. “I think that ’90s is a trend that’s happening now. And I want to make it feel relevant for today.”
Davis also dipped a bit into the mid-2000s and brought back Canadian model Jessica Stam, whose distinctive, arm-swinging lope and doll-like beauty brought charm to the display.
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