Espresso or caffé as it is simply known in Italy is brewed by forcing nearly boiling water under high pressure through finely ground coffee beans. The result is both simple and refined and yet packs a punch of which other coffee styled beverages could only dream. The same is likewise true for the seven days of Milan Fashion Week, which in practice are more like six when one looks past the periphery and considers the concentration of shows. Compared to the eight days of New York and Paris, Milan gets right to it, pronto. To daisy-chain this metaphor even further, the same is also true of our models walking the runways of the Italian fashion capital.
There were 25 models between Ford and Ford Women that featured in shows at Milan Fashion Week. Two seasons ago it was Karmen Pedaru who topped Milan and the Estonian’s rich vein of form continued this season in which she featured in 13 shows, three shows of which she opened including for D&G, Moschino, and Roberto Cavalli. Sigrid Agren made her return to the runway also walking in 13 shows, which included a Versace closer. Truly ubiquitous, however was Kate King who topped runway appearances for Ford Models by putting in shifts for 15 shows. Four different models opened shows including Karolina Wąż, Ruby Jean Wilson, Karmen Pedaru, and Ford Women’s Cora Emmanuel. Six different models including Alana Zimmer, Daiane Conterato, Kate Kosushkina, Sigrid Agren, Valerija Kelava, and again, Cora Emmanuel closed shows. Finally, five models including Julia Nobis, Karmen Pedaru, Kate King, Kate Kosushkina, and Sigrid Agren reached double digits with their Milanese runway appearances. Numbers aside, though the presiding image of the season is Ford Models on the march and today…à Paris.
Please click through our slide show of Milan Fashion Week at the conclusion of this entry.
Rachel Walgrove contributed to this story.
Alana Zimmer: Gucci, Blumarine, Trussardi, Sportmax, Bottega Veneta, Aquilano e Rimondi, Emilio Pucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gianfranco Ferre (C)
Anais Mali: N°21, D&G, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta
Andie Arthur: Simonetta Ravizza, Blugirl, Albino, Moschino Cheap and Chic, Dolce & Gabbana, Just Cavalli, Aquilano e Rimondi, Les Copains, Emporio Armani
Antonia Wesseloh: Prada, Just Cavalli, Marni
Brenda Kranz: D&G, Albino, Byblos, Aquilano e Rimondi, Giorgio Armani
Corinna: Ermanno Scervino
Daiane Conterato: Alberto Marani, Prada, Antonio Marras, Just Cavalli (C), Jil Sander, Aquilano e Rimondi, Marni, Massimo Rebecchi (C), Missoni
Emily Senko: Max Mara, Blumarine, Sportmax, Byblos, Les Copains, Massimo Rebecchi, Giorgio Armani
Erjona Ala: Albino, Trussardi, C’N’C Costume National, Sportmax, Emilio Pucci, Marni, Missoni
Hanne Gaby: Alberta Ferretti, Iceberg, Versace, Bottega Veneta, Jil Sander, Emilio Pucci, Versus, Missoni, DSquared², Roberto Cavalli
Janice Alida: Alberta Ferretti, Antonio Marras, Krizia, Trussardi, C’N’C Costume National, Jil Sander, Aquilano e Rimondi, Moschino Cheap and Chic
Julia Nobis: Alberto Marani, Alberta Ferretti, Francesco Scognamiglio, Max Mara, Prada, Gabriele Colangelo, Just Cavalli, Jil Sander, Marni, Versus, Missoni, Roberto Cavalli
Karolina Wąż: Fendi, Gabriele Colangelo, Trussardi, Just Cavalli (O), Versus
Karmen Pedaru: Gucci, Fendi, Max Mara, D&G (O), Etro, Moschino (O), Versace, Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander, Emilio Pucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli (O)
Kate King: Alberta Ferretti, Francesco Scognamiglio, D&G, Prada, Etro, Moschino, Iceberg, Versace, Sportmax, Frankie Morello, Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Marni, Versus
Kate Kosushkina: Blugirl, Antonio Marras, Albino, Gabriele Colangelo, C’N’C Costume National, Moschino Cheap and Chic (C), Just Cavalli, Jil Sander, Aquilano e Rimondi, Byblos, Marni, Massimo Rebecchi, Gianfranco Ferre
Lara Mullen: Prada
Lina Sandberg: Krizia
Maryna Linchuk: Blumarine, Dolce & Gabbana
Ruby Jean Wilson: Albino, Gabriele Colangelo (O), Trussardi, C’N’C Costume National (O), Jil Sander, Frankie Morello
Sigrid Agren: Gucci, Alberta Ferretti, Fendi, D&G, Etro, Moschino, Versace (C), Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander, Emilio Pucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli
Tao Okamoto: Alberto Marani, Antonio Marras, Trussardi
Valerija Kelava: N°21, Prada, Emilio Pucci, Marni, Missoni, Salvatore Ferragamo, Emporio Armani (C), Gianfranco Ferre
Cora Emmanuel: Blumarine, Bottega Veneta (O, C)
Victoria Lee: Blugirl, Luisa Beccaria, Blumarine, Philippe Plein