Bouncy feathered skirts, vividly striped skirts and furry stoles: Daizy Shely was trying so hard to make her collection fun that her energy bounced down the Giorgio Armani runway.
Each season, the Emperor of Milan Fashion offers his Tadao Ando-designed building to a promising talent from the Altaroma and Italian Vogue “Who is on Next?” competition.
Daizy took happiness to the max. Here was a skinny pencil skirt with a white cotton blouse; there an ankle-grazing semi-sheer dress. Colourful digital prints competed with bold horizontal stripes.
The show was jolly and energetic, but new it was not. A fresh, young designer cannot send out a musty-coloured fur stole, last seen at Prada seasons ago.
Invention is the beating heart of fashion, and parody — however funky and fun — is not.