MILAN — With sunny skies and a gentle breeze Wednesday, the Italian fashion capital opened its welcoming arms to the weary travelers of Fashion Month. Were hope at all abandoned up until this point, then it most certainly would have been restored by the time Luke and Lucie Meier sent out their women’s collection for Spring / Summer 2019 in this former panettone factory. Crisp pantsuits predominated this collection, perhaps best embodied in the powder mint number worn by Aube Jolicoeur. Given the creative hands this storied label has passed through in recent years, it is a testament to the sensibility shown by the Meiers in this third collection of theirs that it did not betray any such tumultuousness. If this collection is any indication of the days to come, then what a week this could be. Also featured in the lineup from across the Next global network were Sara EirudNimue SmitCharlotte TomasNina KTani BirkinLia PavlovaHedvig Palm, and Alexis Sundman.

Credits include: Client, Jil Sander; Collection, Women’s Ready-To-Wear Spring / Summer 2019; Creative design, Luke Meier, Lucie Meier; Styling, Sarah Richardson; Hair, Eugene Souleiman; Makeup, Thomas De Kluyver; Casting, Henry Thomas; Film, Damien Neva at Next Management.