Milan Fashion Week SS2020 Highlights
Alessandro Michele was born in Rome in 1972. i-D reckons he looks impressively young considering he's edging close to 50. His dad Vincenzo worked as a technician for the airline, Alitalia, and was a gentle nature-loving hippy type who in his spare time liked to visit art galleries and ye olde churches with his son , and his mum used to work as an assistant to a film executive , during his childhood she was an ultra-glam urbanite who knew lots of actors and always rocked fierce hair dos and fashionable frocks. Alessandro Michele started experimenting with his own appearance and image at the age of eight, and had even bleached his hair by the tender age of ten!
Jil Sander, in full Heidemarie Jiline Sander, (born November 27, 1943, Wesselburen, Germany), German fashion designer and founder of the Jil Sander label, noted for her luxurious understated clothing and influence on minimalist fashion.
After graduating in 1963 from a textile-engineering school in Krefeld, Germany, Sander worked for a time in fashion journalism, first at McCall’s magazine in the United States and then at Germany-based Constanze and Petra. She opened her first boutique, in Hamburg, in the late 1960s, selling her own creations alongside clothing by established European designers. (Source : Britannica)
Current fashion designers of Jil Sanders are Lucie and Luke Meier.
Marni is an Italian fashion house founded in 1994 by Consuelo Castiglioni. It is recognized worldwide for its women's, men's and kid's ready-to-wear and accessories collections. Since 2012, Marni has been part of the OTB group, owned by Italian entrepreneur Renzo Rosso.
Miuccia Prada is an Italian fashion designer who is the head designer of Prada. Once a member of the Italian Communist Party and a mime student, Prada was an unlikely entrepreneur when she took over her family's luggage business in 1978. She first dazzled the fashion world in 1985 with a series of black nylon handbags and backpacks. Prada is now a billion-dollar company.
Jennifer Lopez, like a true Leo queen, referenced herself on Friday when she closed the Versace runway show in Milan wearing an iteration of the iconic green jungle print dress from the brand that she wore to the Grammys in 2000. The Hustlers triple threat got a standing ovation for her turn on the runway, even doing an encore lap arm-in-arm with Donatella Versace. The dress, with its vibrant green color, plunging neckline and flashy leg slit, famously inspired the creation of Google Images two decades ago after J. Lo and her green Versace gown became the site’s top search after the Grammys. This claim to fame was something that Donatella cheekily referenced with projected images of Google Images searches for the dress and audio that asked, “OK Google, now show me the real jungle dress” ahead of Lopez’s entrance. (Source: Time )