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BUYERS @ MILAN FASHION WEEK

POWERFUL (AND REAL) WOMEN ON CATWALKS According to retailers, an overall sense of luxe sophistication emerged from the Italian catwalks, which were dominated by masculine/feminine balance, revisited tailoring, neutral colors and black leather and frindge. Fendi, Prada, Bottega Veneta and Jil Sander charmed with their collections, giving the right attention to design and craftsmanship BY ANDREA BIGOZZI

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his February, designers pulled off another convincing fashion week. Many collections impressed and in some cases, they even made us think. Will the enthusiasm endure when the clothes arrive in stores in six months time? As worried as they are, buyers are looking ahead, steadfast in confirming their budgets for the Fall-Winter 2020/21 season. Convinced that by the time the latest collections hit the racks, the coronavirus will be merely just a bad memory. “In spite of everything, I am optimistic, because what you buy today will go to stores in September-October and by then, it should be all over. In my opinion, those who have reduced budgets this season will have opposi-

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FASHION N 5 2020  

FASHION N 5 2020