MILANY, Italy (Reuters) — Italy’s Gucci staged a kaleidoscopic fairytale on Monday (September 21) in one of the first catwalks showcasing women’s spring and summer 2017 collections in Milan’s fashion week.
In the magic lanterns collection, layered and ruffled gowns, gold decorations and outfits echoing a hippy style took centre stage.
Dragons, jelly fish, tigers, herons and parrots decorated coats and dresses and two zebras stood on a big orange fur coat.
To the beat of melancholic violins, models strutted down a starred and striped pink carpet in a former rail station dressed up in shimmering metallic pink paneling.
Many wore glittered glasses or intricate fascinators and turbans, with studded platforms on their feet, in creative director Alessandro Michele’s fourth women’s collection since being appointed in January last year.
“In this collection all the clothes tell a story steeped in wonder, phantasmagoria and unorthodoxy,” read a designer’s note.
Milan fashion week runs until Tuesday (September 27).