MILANO DI ROUGE is a luxury streetwear brand based out of Philadelphia, whose garments are beloved by many. Its supporters include loyal Philly-natives, socialites and celebrities such as Meek Mill, Rick Ross, and Cardi B., to name a few. To celebrate its seventh year in business, Milano hosted a fashion show in December and alas, I finally got the chance to attend.
The show featured pieces from its latest collection– my favorite being a denim dress with the brand logo stamped across the front. In addition to the fashions, it was refreshing to see so much diversity displayed on the runway. Models came in a variety of shades and sizes and everyone of them slayed!
In between dress changes, attendees got a chance to witness glimpses into the designer’s business and personal life in documentary-style videos. Footage included snippets of critics mocking the brand to a news clip of a recent break-in at the Milano flagship store, literally using something meant to destroy as motivation.
The most shocking of all was when brand owner announced her pregnancy which was a pleasant surprise. Much happiness to the hardworking entrepreneur! I’ve attended many fashion shows in my time and hands down, this has been the best one yet.
– A Black Girl About Town