MFW: the FW20/21 garment protagonist of the Milanese catwalks

Destructured, classic, in a suit way...

By Giorgia Festi

Like every year, Milan Fashion Week strikes us with its charm. One of the most interesting Fashion Weeks in the world full of fashion shows, events and presentations. Renowned names follow one after the other, challenging each other with trends in the ring of the city of Milan which, on the occasion of the week, is teeming with models, influencers and experts (and not) from the world of fashion from all over the world.

What is the protagonist of the MFW?

According to Milan Fashion Week during the FW20/21 season there will certainly be blazers, a garment that has crossed almost all the catwalks with elegance or transgression. In its most classic version, the blazer represents a noble and refined world and in fact its origin can only be traced back to the royal family par excellence. It is said that the first copies of this jacket were made in the late 1800s to be worn by the crew of a ship to which Queen Victoria was to visit. I appreciate your Majesty so much that it becomes the official uniform of the members of the Royal Navy. From that day on, the road was all downhill for the blazer and it was not difficult to become a key item in the female and male wardrobe.

Synonymous with avant-garde and elegance is certainly Prada, which proposes single-color blazers with wide and sculpted shoulders on the catwalk. Straight and decisive lines are softened by a mini pouch that emphasizes life, accentuating the femininity of the look. On the contrary, Alessandro Michele creates timeless and genderless blazers for Gucci: the jackets with a vintage soul are devoid of shapes and particular accessories that allow the garment to be versatile and usable by women as well as men. Alberta Ferretti offers blazers in their most classic version, that is, inside a suit; despite the simplicity of the look, patterns and processes make the garment shine on the catwalk giving personality and character.

Among the most popular trends there is certainly the new way to wear the blazer no longer as a jacket but as a real dress or better mini dress. To support this variant is Fendi who transforms the blazer into a perfect suit to sip the cocktail of an exclusive event: the oversize garment falls straight along the body creating contrast with the voluminous and puffed sleeves. Max Mara also creates its version of blazer dress and has it worn by Kaia Gerber, icon model of the last few years. The soft and oversized garment does not go unnoticed in its optical white version for a winter that is anything but gray.

Which brand should we keep an eye on?

Antonio Marras and his way of interpreting fashion: art and costume come together in his garments, becoming the concrete representation of the designer's creative flair. Marras also proposes blazers within its collection but, what makes them different and inspiring, are the processes applied to the garments: fabrics of different colors, materials and sizes come together in a creative patchwork giving life to a rustic blazer. Over embroidery covers sleeveless jackets taking over the garment. Golden jacquards are distributed along the blazers creating unique and particular details.

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