Haughty couture: Feud after Milan Fashion Week is dismissed as out-of-touch and not intellectual enough – Telegraph.co.uk

Antonio Marras, the artistic director of Kenzo, the French fashion house founded by Japanese designer Kenzo Takada, also refuted suggestions that Milan was irrelevant. “Everyone pays attention to what’s going on in Italy,” he said. “I’ve never had so many foreign customers than this season.”

Milan was not at the periphery of global fashion, but even if it was, that might not be such a bad thing. “I never forget what Andy Warhol said – the most beautiful ideas come from the periphery, and borders are the places in which there is more turmoil, more life, where things happen,” Mr Marras said.

Fashion Week, which concluded on Monday, featured some of the biggest names in the Italian designer galaxy, from Giorgio Armani and Miuccia Prada to Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli. 

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