Veronica Etro‘s line fell squarely into the hippie aesthetic that’s swept Milan this season, but if you asked her, it wasn’t about Peace or Love or Festivals. For her it was all about the handmade and the artisanal.
The fact that her results seemed to bring out the south-western vibe–being Italian, this would be the Spaghetti Western vibe–was just a happy accident.
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Trained at Fendi, Marco de Vincenzo has not always done the most interesting work when it comes to his eponymous line. As a man who is obsessed with the way fabrics feel, there are many times when his experiments have not turned out visually.
But for once, his experiments were not only visually interesting, they got him a slot in my favorite lines out of Milan this season.
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Versace had a Grecian style theme for her Resort collection that was surprisingly out of characters for Donatella. So much so, that when it carried over to the beginning of the Spring 2015 collection, it turned my head pretty hard.
The the same Grecian border image and high side slits and midriff baring top, this was definitely a continuation of where the Resort Collection left off.
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After that odd Moschino Barbius Eruptus, we now return you to the Milan 70s revival, already in progress at Just Cavalli.
Just Cavalli, for those who might be unaware, is the less expensive, younger skewing brand of his eponymous line we looked at earlier this week.
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There are two things when you think of Anna Molinari of Blumarine. One is flowers. The other is….self indulgence, shall we say? Restraint isn’t really Molinari’s thing.
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Nothing epitomizes Milan Fashion Week for me more than the Dolce & Gabbana show. Every season, they are the highlight of the runway, because they are just so goddamn Italian. These are looks you won’t find on the runways of New York or London, or even Paris. They are firmly rooting in Italian culture and cannot be separated from it. Even when the inspiration is supposed to Spanish bullfighters, as it was here, the Italian-ness of the overall impression could not be denied. If Milan Fashion Week ever folded, they would still hold the D&G show in its ruins, simply because it wouldn’t belong anywhere else.
That being said, there were several of these absolutely terrible diaper shorts sprinkled throughout the 80+ looks on the runway. I have avoided them because they were embarrassingly terrible. Taylor Swift, don’t get any ideas.
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