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If there is one lesson, we have learned from Milan Fashion Week is that there is no trend to follow. Bodies that do not conform to typical beauty norms continue to conquer the catwalks of emerging brands. The body, especially the female one, becomes, once and for all, fertile territory on which to circumscribe a new political and social language, as seen in Marco Rambaldi and Act N°1 fashion shows. Bodies of all shapes and colors have challenged the standardized body concept in which fashion is no longer interested. Marni, on the other hand, is redefining the role of model. Faces of all ages are shouting to the world: “Leave us free to be who we want”.
Latex, boots, corsets, masks and gloves have dominated many runways. Red silhouettes, as seen at Loewe, as well as latex catsuit as seen at Elsa Schiaparelli and Avellano have inflamed the atmosphere with a reference to the surrealist taste typical of the brands. Amidst polka dot and floral patterns, the latex-encased dominatrix entered the Richard Quinn fashion show, while leading a human dog on a leash, breaking the traditional schemes and reminding us that fashion must shock.