From poppies at Erdem, red roses at Prada, and dandelions at Christopher Kane, the runways were in full bloom for spring and summer as floral prints came out to play en masse.
Springtime means only one thing on the sartorial calendar: florals, and lots of them. The s/s 12 runways were awash with decorative and whimsical patterns on lace and organza, ushering in the new season’s buzzwords: gorgeous girlieness. The look was defiantly pretty, with beaded and applique numbers at Moschino Cheap and Chic and Prada. Gorgeous floral stickers lay under organza sheaths at Christopher Kane whilst sunflowers sat on tulle at Rodarte.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Milan Fashion Week has begun! Yipee! Are you excited. One more week left and then Paris. I wish I could be there instead of South Carolina. ERGH!
Dolce and Gabbana knew what they were doing when they made their D&G; collection. It reminds me of an Urban Cowboy look with brown boots and jeans, prairie lace and leather. I can see a lot of women wearing this come springtime. I also loved the sunglasses. I would wear those if they would only make the cute sunglasses with prescription lenses. Le sigh… I noticed in The Sartorialist’s pictures that Italians have been doing the jean on jean thing for awhile, so maybe it will catch on elsewhere.
Giorgio Armani was full of that tailored elegance that we always expect from him. The color palette of electric blues and hot pinks reminded me of Miami Vice. I love that show. Yay reruns. The taffeta and houndstooth were driving me mad. I would take a standing room only seat just so I could see the fabric move in person. I saved over 20 pics from the show on my computer. They look that great!
Moschino Cheap and Chic was definitely really cute. I love when people combine black and pink together. I also like the prints and graphic tops. The polka-dots, bows, and daisy hats were amusing . It was a really cute collection that I could totally see Blair wearing on Gossip Girl. That “Amore” necklace and duck leotard made me smile.