Mrs. Prada opened this fashion month with the following statement “in serious moments you have to work seriously and responsibly, there can be no room for useless creativity, creativity makes sense and is only useful when you discover new things”
And today, at the end of a really intense month, we can only grasp, in these words, a perfect synthesis of the catwalks in New York, Milan, London and Paris.
Stylists have redefined and clearly traced the identities of each brand and the proposed garments respond to the logic of versatility, practicality and durability.
Fashion has taken on the ability to create desirable projects without ceasing to create culture and has abandoned political issues such as inclusiveness and body positivity.
In the last month, for example, there have been few cases of woke washing by fashion houses, which in recent editions have had non-compliant bodies paraded on the catwalk, to then offer only standard sizes in production.
Fashion has instead embraced status ambiguity, you don’t want to show off your wealthy status and both on the catwalk and on the Oscar and Golden Globe red carpets we have seen many celebrities without important jewels or precious clothes.
Even the Paris shows then confirmed the recession core aesthetic, with an overabundance of black and beige and a few touches of color only in shades of red and yellow.
The last fil rouge of the catwalks is “I can buy myself flowers” a feminist ode expressed in the song by Miley Cyrus and interpreted with different facets in the catwalks of Miu Miu (also with captive floral details), Valentino or YSL. Power suits, disheveled looks, oversized shoulders and jeweled culottes, for a working girl who can’t, shouldn’t and doesn’t want to be perfect.