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 »
June 29, 2010 § Leave a comment
Men’s Fashion Week can often seem like less of a convincing sales pitch aided by the spending of millions of dollars and more like a bizarre opportunity to delve into myriad fashion cliches. Perhaps it’s because designers are confused about their target customers, creating an abundance of lackluster business attire and unthinkable edgy creations. Either way, however, there are a lot of womenswear superstars who just can’t seem to get it right when their focus is on males. As the shows are winding down, we’ve seen a lot of both categories, but there are a few shows that stand out for being truly well-executed. Take, for instance, this season’s offering from Missoni.
As it’s recently become a hugely important collection in the womenswear world, it’s only fitting that the same treatment be given to the men. In fact, the Missonis have done us one better. The collection is full of charm and optimism, sunny colors and delectable prints. It isn’t necessarily a sequel to what we’ve seen in womenswear recently, but it’s just as noteworthy and ripe for praise. Indeed, it really sells itself. There should be no trouble finding a market for the boldly colored sweaters and cardigans, and I’d like to talk to someone right now about getting on that waiting list. « 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 »
March 29, 2009 § Leave a comment
So maybe my post title is a little misleading. It’s actually blissfully rainy, a variety of weather that I actually enjoy. But as soon as the elusive period of Spring comes to an end, any person over one year old can attest that the cold, dreary weather will never disappear. Luckily, next winter you have something to look forward to, thanks to the accessories at Missoni. With bags, hats, and scarfs adorned in fur, next season’s hottest commodity, there’s sure to be plenty of style-advantaged women vying for their very own piece(s).
February 27, 2009 § 1 Comment
Ciao bellas! We’re back in action, but I’m afraid I’m extremely low on time. Here goes my best effort!
Moschino Cheap & Chic
Fun fact: I went through this collection half way before remembering it was a diffusion line. Although the “Cheap” in their name is likely to be laughable to anyone not swathed on a daily basis in the excess of name brand luxury, they certainly had the “Chic” down pat. It was a less imaginative outing for the brand, but restraint has always been overrated. Maybe the irony of the title will be acceptable when buyers can justify the prices. Beautifully cut coats and dresses have a clear element of individuality for pieces so uniform.