Posted on January 22 2015
Hey There Pretty Birds,
Like many of you, we really love to let our hair (or throw our hands up, for those of you who also wear your hair short) down and enjoy a good party. Luckily for us, this Milan Fashion Week hosted two EPIC fêtes that had the fire emoji in all out flames. Our newest contributor Serena Belcastro attended both events and weighs in here on the festivities. Please welcome her.
— Last Friday night, Canadian twins Dean and Dan Caten threw a spectacular party to celebrate the 20th year anniversary of their brand. The exciting evening included a runway show that featured their most iconic style codes and which closed with a live performance by the legendary Mary J Blige. Both the show and the after-party took place at the HangarBicocca, a huge Milanese industrial complex devoted to contemporary art. The show was staged at the feet of The Seven Heavenly Palace, a towering installation by German artist Anselm Kiefer.
The evening’s music was handled by New York DJ and producer DJ Cassidy, who put together the perfect celebration playlist made of glorious pop gems that kept Dsquared2’s beautiful guests dancing under all of Kiefer’s seven cement towers to the wee hours. The beats created a refreshingly wild energy that was pure fun – evident as the crowd screamed in a galvanizing, all night sing-along. Definitely the best way to kick of Milan Men’s Fashion Week! Happy Anniversary Dean and Dan and we wish you another fabulous and successful 20 years!
— For his Fall Winter 2015 Fashion show, Philipp Plein managed to turn Piazza Vetra’s Alcione theatre into a real-deal fight arena. The general mood of the collection, show layout and after party were perfectly described by the event hashtag: #pleinwarriors. The show itself was set in a deep dark atmosphere that featured a parquet circle that seated show goers, including ultimate party girl, Paris Hilton, as well as a cage that served as the stage for a boxing ring where two fierce fighters fought between thrilling performances by Snoop Dog. In, addition to this already intense set up, an army of body painted oil-drum percussionists were positioned around the outside of the cage beating their drums as the models circled in their Plein warrior wear.
A crew of body-painted musclemen/bartenders and a vibrant Hip Hop and R&B DJ set revved up the after-party. Their crowd prepping set the stage for Snoop Dog’s super-wild performance – the Hip Hop mega star jumped all around the ring, took a turn on the DJ tables with a mix of iconic pop tunes, and rapped over a selection of his major hits.
Although we were dead tired from a massively intense day spent running from one event to another, that fact didn’t hinder us from staying ‘til the very end and dropping it like it’s hot… When’s the next party?