Angela Missoni and Roberto Cavalli’s Paul Surridge have both turned their back on streetwear.
Missoni and Roberto Cavalli’s Fall/ Winter 19 collections were unveiled during Milan Fashion Week on Saturday (23Feb19), with both fashion houses showcasing print-heavy looks.
Talking before her show, Missoni revealed to Vogue that she was done with streetwear.
“I’m going back into something cleaner and more elegant,” she said. “I’m tired of streetwear and sportswear.”
Surridge had a similar mindset when it came to designing his latest line for Roberto Cavalli.
His show in Milan was full of high-end leather pieces, swirling prints and his take on the label’s signature animal prints.
“I think it’s about the protection of luxury,” he mused. “With the mania of logo and sneakers, maybe we went too far down a road.
“We’ve been so engulfed and saturated in urban sportswear and sophisticated leisure that it’s now about self-protection for the industry: going back to a product that’s hard to replicate, whose quality is hard to match, which feels loved when you touch it.”
And on Sunday, Dolce & Gabbana designer Domenico Dolce highlighted that the younger generation want more than just sporty options when it comes to their clothes.
“When we work with the new generations, we now understand that tuxedos and brocades are aspirational to them. At first they were asking if they could have the sportswear, but eventually they wanted the tailoring,” he said.
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