Fashion Week Wonderland SS17

by Melissa Lupo


In order to create, you first have to dream.

Interviewing top chefs is inspiring. I like to get a feel for their energy, their experience, and everything that tells the story we taste on the plate. I like to be their reflection, to find just the right look to interpret the character of a chef, being that they are the only artists that wear a uniform. It’s the same thing in fashion, the designers that move us are the ones that regale us. There’s a history to follow, a world to be discovered, and you can be a part of it with every piece that you wear.

Fashion and food can give insight into the general state of things, with trends that reflect what is happening in the world, channeling revolutions, and reminding us of events of the past. The year 2016 has been a time where the impossible has become possible. It has been a fantasy, a fairytale, and if anything has made us all feel like we’re upside down in Wonderland.

Playing into our ever-more flexible realities, imagination was in abundance this fashion week, with a deviant sub-current brewing below.

I was eager to see some new looks, meet some new friends, and cover some shows for The Fashion Plate Magazine.

Taking inspiration from a surrealist mood, I wore visceral fabrics, and teased the excessive fantasy of Gucci, choosing vintage pieces and the bold vibrance of Spanish designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.

This week there was a strong emphasis on introspection, of feminine power, fantasy, freedom, excess, and irreverence. There was a crossing of ‘90’s youth subculture, a flowing bohemian attitude from the ‘60’s, and a new command of the colors from power suits of the ‘80’s.

Notebook in hand (the one with the pencil, guys) I set out with American photographer Renato Rimach and my fashion week accomplice, Svetlana Shashkova, model and fashion blogger of Hungry Faces, to get carried away by the wizardry of fashion week, SS17 in Milan.

Melissa Lupo, best street style Milan, Elle Canada


A famous fortune teller is the mystical muse for Mario Dice’s SS17 collection.


Lighting up the streets in coat and skirt by Spanish designer sensation, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.

Floating waves of thought and silk.

Svetlana Shashkova of Hungry Faces, wearing Fontana.

Contemporary casual bag by Alessandro Enriquez SS17.

Alessandro Enriquez SS17


Glittering audacity at the Chiara Ferragni presentation.


Fitting at the Agatha Ruiz de la Prada showroom in Milan.



Photo credits: Elle Canada, Renato Rimach

Clothing by: Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Fontana

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