Nicki Minaj struts into Fendi; Max Mara rewrites classics

Nicki Minaj struts into Fendi; Max Mara rewrites classics
Milan Fashion Week 2018: Max Mara tells a literary tale of power and protection
It was a FROW that was glittered with celebrities as some of the worlds top models stormed the runway.

And Nicki Minaj sported an ensemble that ensured she stood out from the crowd as she attended the Fendi Spring/Summer 2019 showcase during Milan Fashion Week on Thursday afternoon.

The rapper, 35, made a sartorial statement in a look from Fendis streetwear collaboration with Fila as she sat alongside the fashion elite and watched the likes of Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid sample the high-end brands latest collection. 

Nicki Minaj sported an ensemble that ensured she stood out from the crowd as she attended the Fendi Spring/Summer 2019 showcase during Milan Fashion Week on Thursday afternoon

Nicki drew attention to her famous curves in garish leggings and flashed her toned midriff in a white crop top that had an elasticated collar once again adorned with the Fendi name.

Despite the Italian citys scorching temperature, the Superbass hitmaker refused to let the weather dictate her style as she teamed her ensemble with a padded jacket that she wore coolly off the shoulders. 

Nicki toted her front row essentials in a white leather bucket bag with fringed detailing and finished her look with a matching sun-visor.  

Milan, 8:30 AM Milan, 20 September 2018 Max Mara Spring/Summer 2019 Ready-To-Wear collection Period one on Thursday, day two of Milan, was a classics lesson with Ian Griffiths. The British creative director at Max Mara had been reading retellings of ancient Greek mythology, told from the perspective of the previously marginalised or maligned women in the tales. On the reading list: Emily Wilsons translation of The Odyssey (the first by a woman), Margaret Atwoods The Penelopiad, Madeleine Millers Circe. And also some background reading on Amphitrite, the queen of the sea eventually subjugated by Poseidon, who took her as his wife which effectively downgraded her position at the pantheon to that of mere consort.

Classics rewritten – thats Griffiths task every season. This was a study in shades of brown and beige, a big colour card for spring, not least due to Riccardo Tiscis slate-cleaning exercise at Burberry. Shes one part amazon, one part ocean goddess, said Griffiths, of his Max Mara woman. He talked backstage of arming her for the city with one-shouldered silhouettes, vinyl pencil skirts and sheath dresses, and bags slung decisively across the body. Also enlisted were curious snap-fastened leg-warmers and chic headscarves paired with bug-eyed sunglasses. He was thinking, too, about the weather, because its so unpredictable. England had a hot summer but we had rain every day in July in Italy. Todays women need an arsenal of coats: a trench, in polka-dotted gabardine, perhaps; a parka, daffodil yellow (inspired by Mediterranean sunshine); a pea coat, in biscuity wool. But this collections Golden Fleece? A buttery soft leather trench in conker brown or rich olive.