Today in Fashion Week:September 27th
September 28, 2009 § Leave a comment
I’m back, dammit, and better than ever. This post is on time, my reviews are masterpieces, and I’ve had a lot of coffee. Everything is right in the TGTEF-universe. Let’s check in with Milan.
Marni started out a little bit…interesting this season, with the brand’s signature quirkiness seemingly gone awry. The collection came together towards the middle, however, and the whole thing started to make sense. Consuelo Castiglioni seemed to have stripes the brain, which gradually evolved to a columnar motif throughout the collection. Awkwardly cut biker shorts, fashion’s new obsession, were shown devoid of their usual thigh-skimming effect, in a loose cut that will be difficult to tackle but legendary should it be achieved. All in all, it wasn’t one of Castiglioni’s stronger showings, but it’ll do. Full Show Here.
Dolce & Gabbana
Just when we thought we’d seen it all when it came to dark glamour, Stefano and Domecio made us reconsider the dramatic statement in their spring collection. Elements like lace, fringe, and florals, things that feel like old friends to us by this point, were turned on their heads, done in ways they’ve never been done before. The overall look was a bit ’80s, what with the Like a Virgin-esque tiered lace and rosaries, but the duo didn’t use the decade as a crutch. Instead, everything looked “shiny and new,” as the possible source of their inspiration would have put it. The elegant black and white deviated heavily from their much younger, rebellious collection last season, and marks the strongest showing of lace since Miuccia sent models stomping down the runways in nun-inspired ensembles for Fall 2008. Comeback? Oh yeah. Full Show Here.
Refreshingly enough, Veronica Etro decided to take the Summer half of the “S/S 2010” seriously, providing a good number of flowy maxi dresses and wispy warm weather separates. Etro has established herself as a quietly hip designer, one that doesn’t follow trends too closely but marches to the beat of her own drum. Her input is always a welcome change of pace during Fashion Month, her beautiful pieces just as covetable as any more-publicized designer’s. Full Show Here.
After gaining a number of followers with her nomadic look last season, it’s no surprise to see that Angela Missoni transcribed the layered look into a weather-appropriate context. This made for paper-thin cardigans, layered crop tops, and dozens of other intangible elements. The look was a smart progression from the last collection, but it seems somewhat doubtful that it’s destined for the type of success had last season. That being said, it provided for a number of sharp looks, and isn’t by any means a failure. Full Show Here.
Ferragamo was sharply tailored yet fluid, with curves forming inorganicly on sleeves and pant legs. Though the work Cristina Ortiz does for the brand isn’t innovative by any means (despite the newness of the curve shapes done this season), there’s a lot to be said for her ability to create quietly luxurious clothing. Full Show Here.
Well the shows were quite impressive today, I think. Hopefully tomorrow’s shows, DSquared2 and Versus, will close out Milan nicely.