September 27, 2010 § 1 Comment
It’s that time again! Milan Fashion Week is coming to a close, and we’re on the second to last day. And, as it always goes, they’ve saved some of the best for last. Let’s go!
Personally, I think one of the most memorable moments in fashion over the past decade has been Missoni’s sudden evolution into one of the most exciting and directional brands out there. Whatever it is they did, it was certainly a shrewd decision, and it’s resulted in a string of superb collections. This season’s falls right into that category. Though the reliance on layered knits is toned down and streamlined, the mixed prints and unexpected silhouettes are still to be found. This collection is a bit of a departure, however, in that it’s colorful and bright. The gorgeous printed dresses and wide brim hats, plus the printed sandals, are some of the most satisfying clothes that have been seen all season. There really isn’t much to say, except that I’d go as far as to say this usurps Jil Sander as the best show of the season. « Read the rest of this entry »
March 4, 2010 § Leave a comment
Hello again! We’ve got the last day of Milan Fashion Week to get through, and it’s going out with a bang! There’s a lot to see before we can move on to Paris, so let’s get to it.
Where, oh where, would Marni be without a mainstream to defy? Though occasionally ugly for ugly’s sake, Marni was much more in touch with what an off-kilter girl wants this season than the last. The optical prints, very mod in a way, added a nice dose of whimsy that will resonate greatly with customers. Quietly charming and well done. « Read the rest of this entry »
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. « Read the rest of this entry »
May 5, 2009 § Leave a comment
Last night’s annual Costume Institute Gala (paying tribute to models as muses and chaired by Justin Timberlake, Kate Moss and Anna Wintour) drew some familiar names to its red carpet, although a number of classic muses were noticeably absent over a reported rift between model-favorite Azzedine Alaia and the exhibition’s curators. Bad blood aside, the stars came out and had their usual array of good and bad looks. See the best ones by clicking « Read the rest of this entry »
March 3, 2009 § Leave a comment
Hello! I didn’t realize it before, but it looks like today will be the last day I cover in Milan. Time flies, doesn’t it? Oh well, trust me, we have plenty of shows to get to today. And then it’s off to Paris!
Dolce & Gabbana
Although it was similar in theme to their last dramatic and decadent collection, Dolce & Gabbana hit a few sour notes with their fall shows. Certainly there are pieces, such as tuxedos with dramatic shoulders, that are intrinsically Dolce and perfectly lovable given the chance, but checked print and Marilyn Monroe screenprinting brings the phrase “Dolce & Gabbana for Hot Topic” to mind. With such a scary thought, it’s hard not to run away as fast as possible.
February 23, 2009 § Leave a comment
Freida Pinto in John Galliano
January 27, 2009 § 1 Comment
With the low-key SGA awards, a lot of stars strayed away from the expected labels in favor of more fashion-friendly names. Among them: Prada (a high-profile but rarely red-carpet-worn brand) Jason Wu, and the old standard Azzedine Alaia. Sometimes the risks paid off (see my choices) but other times they fell flat. But only the best ones made it in to my list.
There are mooooorrree if you click « Read the rest of this entry »