While Paris Fashion Week is starting with arrested designers, here are a few of the collections from Milan Fashion Week that I thought were worth mentioning.
Moschino Cheap & Chic was one of my favorite collections. I loved the oversized plaids, warm looking fur, and short skirts. This is a collection that I could actually see myself wearing.
Dolce & Gabbana was a little hit or miss with me. I didn’t like the whole Teddy Boy mixed with starry print dress look. I loved the dresses, and actually like the Teddy Boy look, but not when they are together.
I’ve been noticing that designers are mixing insanely bright colors with toned downed neutrals. I think it is perfect for spring. Don’t you just love bright colors after a cold, gloomy winter? Tell me what you think of these designs. Photos from Style.com.
Gucci was another super sexy, super sleek show that you would totally expect from the Italians. Slim form fitting dress with awesome embellishments and crazy high shoes. This collection is for the crazy, confident girls.
Francesco Scognamiglio’s collection reminded me of the Italian collections from the 80s and early 90s. The dresses and the stars reminded me of something Gianni Versace would have made. The silhouettes were very exaggerated as well.
According to Fendi, big girls love lace,ruffles, and clear Lucite stripper heels. I’m down for that, but I don’t know if my ankles will join the party. To me the collection seemed like a mix between good girl/bad girl.
>> Loic Prigent’s The Day Before series, documenting the 48 hours before Proenza Schouler, Fendi, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Sonia Rykiel shows, doesn’t air on the Sundance Channel until Sept. 9, but they’ve put up 11 clips total spanning the four segments, and the entire Fendi episode has leaked to YouTube — watch here. A couple of favorite clips below: the first in which Karl Lagerfeld’s muse Amanda Harlech yells for some music, initiating the Fendi employees’ seasonal late night fashion show — one male staffer even wobbles the runway in vertiginous Fendi heels; the second in which Proenza Schouler’s clearly nervous Jack McCullough — who yearns for a cheeseburger — and “fidgeting” Lazaro Hernandez are inclined to physically touch every look backstage before it goes out on the runway. Ikram boutique’ Ikram Goldman calls it “blessing” the garment.
UPDATE: I am going to be receiving exclusive NYFW coverage from Honey Magazine. Here is the first scoop.
“Honey Hijacks The Tents: NY Fashion Week Tips from A to Z”