Thursday, March 3, 2011

Milan at a Glance

Alright you faithful followers of fashion, I know that you have been anxiously awaiting news from Milan and I apologize that my schedule prevented me from getting it to you sooner, but here it is! I’m coming to you with coverage from the big girls—Gucci, Fendi, Prada. (Do I hear a Fergie song somewhere in the background?)


First we visit Gucci where Frida Giannini gave us sophisticated 70’s glamour. Rich jewel tones were inflicted upon expertly handled fur pieces and elegant chiffon dresses. The look was bold and strong while remaining incredibly feminine and sexy. This seems to be a talent of Giannini’s. This was truly a collection built for my aesthetic. Filled with skins and furs like python and fox as well as the plumes of our air born friends - it was Wild Kingdom meets Glamourtown!


The color palette stayed quite saturated as we moved on to Fendi. The design duo of Lagerfeld and Fendi took their inspiration from painters. Sticking with the trademark of the house, the furs were exquisite, i.e. I was in love. Again, we entered the wild as sable, mink, chinchilla and fox were all compiled to create one monstrously bodacious beast of beauty. However, there was more to Fendi than just fur this season. The girls marched down the runway in wonderfully tailored wool pieces as well as knit leggings that added a pop of color to the collection. Being the sucker for detail that I am, I loved the bits of ruffle that were applied on the fronts of blouses, adding just that extra touch of whimsy that I look for in a collection.


Miuccia Prada stuck with what seemed to be the trend of the week and embraced the world of fur and skin. For this season's Prada collection she even added a third element—scales! Channeling the liberated woman of the twenties and sixties, Prada set out to explore the clich├ęs of glamorous femininity. The furs, sequins and skins that she implemented for this collection were incredible. There was even a nod to St. Laurent’s famed Mondrian dress of 1965. The color palette was a bit darker than the previous two collections but there was still a generous amount present. Of course the stars of the collection were the bags and shoes. The girls marched down the runway clutching the bags to their bosoms like the precious treasures that they are.

Want more coverage from Milan Fashion week? Look no further! Also make sure you check back soon for my reviews from my favorite foreign fashion capital — Paris!

Feathers and Fur,


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