Environmentalists protest the second most polluting industry, Prada’s ‘language of seduction’ and Dua Lipa’s runway debut with Versace.
Environmentalists rally at Milan Fashion week protesting the industry for its contribution to carbon emissions and mass waste.
As we watch fashion week after fashion week it’s easy to get lost in the excitement of star-studded runways and the latest trends but we need to remember the cost of fashion.
The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry. Fashion production accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions and plastic from clothing and accessories is the second most found plastic in the ocean.
Fashion trends are moving faster than ever with some lasting only a week. With 85% of textiles ending up in landfills each year the industry needs to reconsider its four-season structure.
We should celebrate fashion design and innovation but designers must incorporate sustainability and waste management into their work.
Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons for Prada
Prada makes its live runway return with its first collection co-creative directed by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons.
The duo seamlessly combined Raf’s street style expertise and Miuccia’s feminine silhouettes. The runway embraced revealing skin in what the duo called ‘Seduction, Stripped Down’.
In her notes, Miuccia said, “We thought of words like elegant—but this feels so old-fashioned. Really, it’s about a language of seduction that always leads back to the body. Using these ideas, these references to historical pieces, the collection is an investigation of what they mean today.”
The duo found the perfect balance of timeless design, edge and sensuality! The runway featured oversized leather jackets and blazers, deconstructed corsets, bright and bold colours and reimagined classic silhouettes.
Dua Lipa For Versace
Dua Lipa has proved time and time again that she can turn a look but after the Versace show in Milan she has solidified her spot as a fashion It girl.
Donatella Versace brought stars, colours and safety pins to this year’s Milan fashion week. On Friday Grammy award-winning pop star, Dua Lipa made a surprise appearance on the runway opening and closing for Versace.
Dua demanded attention on the runway looking comfortable and confident. Perhaps her boyfriend’s sisters, Gigi and Bella Hadid had some pointers for the singer.
Gigi also walked in the show alongside, the effortless Naomi Campbell and Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes Leon.
Dua opened the show in a tailored black cut-out blazer and matching skirt, embellished with colourful safety pins and styled with platform sandals.
Dua closed the show pretty in pink! At the end of the show, the star was met by designer Donatella Versace for the designer’s closing bow.