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TREND Report: pretty in prints

Above: Model images from Style.com. Missoni Spring 2011 RTW, Proenza Schouler Spring 2011 RTW.  Thread Social Flutter Paneled Romper, Shopbop.com; Tibi Paisley Chiffon Long Dress, Shopbop.com; Etro Printed Silk Shorts, Net-a-Porter.com; Diane von Furstenburg Layland Embellished Camisole, Net-a-Porter.com; Wayuu Taya Foundation Susu Bag, Shopbop.com; Chan Luu Multicolored Beaded Bracelet, Shopbop.com; Missoni Large Zigzag Ballet Flats, Shopbop.com; Stella McCartney Citrus-Print Skirt, Net-a-Porter.com; Alexander McQueen Tiger-Print Scarf, Net-a-Porter.com.

I’ll be the first to admit, the magnitude of prints that arrived on the Spring 2011 runways this past winter was a bit of a sensory overload.  But, now that the weather is (slowly) becoming more like summer weather, the idea of bright, bold prints seems less overwhelming.  The key to prints: if you’re uneasy about wearing more than one print at a time (mixing different prints is not longer a fashion faux pas, in case you were wondering), then stick with one piece with an interesting or bright pattern while keeping the rest of the pieces neutral.  If, on the other hand, you’ve been waiting patiently over the past few years for fashion to take a turn from bleak minimalism, then now’s your time lady!  Pack on the prints and make the streets your catwalk.

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Missoni Is Coming To A Target Near You

MissoniThat great Italian label Missoni is coming to a Target near you on September 13th. This will be the biggest designer collaboration for the discount chain with over 400 pieces of clothing, housewear, and accessory items for sale. I, for one, cannot wait to see this collection. I mean who doesn’t want a little piece of Missoni at discount prices. What do you think about Missoni at Target? Are you excited? Photo from Style.com.

The Last Of Milan Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week has come to an end and Paris Fashion Week is on day two. I am behind in shows due all kinds of craziness, but I wanted to bring you the last little bit of Milan Fashion Week, so you four shows that really made an impact on me during the last few days. Photos from Style.com.

Moschino Cheap & Chic was very beautiful and colorful. I am really getting into shorts and bold prints for spring, but the midi-length skirt really caught my eye too. This is something I probably wouldn’t wear too much of, but I like the way it was presented in this collection. I think it changed my mind.
Moschino Cheap & Chic Spring 2011

Missoni was inspired by different cultures, and I think that was obvious. The clothes looked like a mix of prints from all over the world Missoni style. The bright colors are perfect for spring, and the wide hats are perfect for shielding you from the summer sun.
Missoni Spring 2011

Dsquared² was a perfect mix of feminine and masculine. The pants, tuxedos, and dresses really looked great without making the woman look too androgynous. I am noticing a lot of hats in the Milan shows this season. These fedoras match the oxfords that the models wore. Speaking of which, wasn’t it refreshing to see some shoes from the Dsquared boys that didn’t look like you would break a hip in them?
Dsquared Spring 2011
Jil Sander was by my favorite show of Milan Fashion Week Spring 2011. Apparently a lot of other people liked the show as well. The colors and stripes, mixed with the prints and silhouettes made for a perfect collection. I used to wear t-shirts with long skirts a few years ago. I think I am going to break that look back out again.
Jil Sander Spring 2011