American sportswear fused with Italian tradition at No.21

Milan: Alessandro Dell’Acqua has always been a master of contrast and this season was no exception - he mastered it to perfection. American sportswear meets Italian tradition was the idea behind this seasons collection. ‘The garments resemble those you can see in the film ‘Senso’ by the Italian director Luchino Visconit’ Dell’Acqua mentioned in a preview. The first looks showcased ...
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Controlled eccentric maximalism at Etro

Milan: Ornate wallpapers, rich tapestries and luxurious upholstery textiles provided a creative playground for designer Veronica Etro. She has always been an expert in arranging eclectic and characteristic ensembles. This season she took us in to the world of interiors tailored in a long and lean 70’s silhouette. A tonal colour palette of earthy tones such as tobacco, coffee, camel ...
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Fun streetwear at Moschino

Milan:  Once again, Jeremy Scott brought the humorous touch to Milan Fashion Week with a fun and irreverent collection that featured Eighties hip-hop-inspired staples and silhouettes, Looney Tunes motifs and a dose of street art. The show started off with a plethora of colourful padded coats, dresses and dungarees, giving streetwear staples a glossy and sexy update. Next came those ...
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Retro-Futurism at Just Cavalli

Milan: There was a retro-futuristic feel to Roberto Cavalli’s, Just Cavalli collection. The silhouettes – reminiscent of the sixties and seventies – had a pure and functional design; slim A-line mini-dresses were zipped up to the collar in a Bauhaus mash up of print and textures whilst cropped kick flare trousers felt modern with a throwback palette of mustard brown ...
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Sixties silhouettes and a dose of sugary pastels at Prada

Milan: Miuccia Prada has everyone ‘thinking’ what was Miuccia ‘thinking when she designed her latest collection: "I was thinking what women like: colours, bows, decorations,” Prada said backstage. But it was more than that. Her Autumn/Winter collection was like no other and a complete contrast to her previous presentation. She took retro silhouettes from the sixties and fused her own version ...
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Desert and Denim – Not Your Typical Trade Show

Earlier this month Juniper Ridge hosted Desert and Denim, a makers trade show in California's hi-desert. At the tail end of Rin Tinaka Inspiration trade show in LA, Feb 12-13, California health and beauty label Juniper Ridge threw a two day tradeshow/conference showcasing some of the best brands and makers in the world. However, this wasn't you're average trade show you've come ...
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Chic and Glossy Seventies at Les Copains

Milan: Stefania Bandiera gave her own interpretation of the Seventies with a super feminine collection inspired by icons Bianca Jagger and Ursula Andress. Long silhouettes, trapeze shapes and an array of chandelier earrings and brooches defined the elegant and feminine mood of the lineup. There were plenty of flared trousers paired with tunic tops and cosily shaped knits. Bandiera paid ...
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Geometric precision cuts to the extreme at Fendi

Milan: Karl Lagerfeld took the idea of protection and melded this with pure geometry, volumes, linear structures and a distinct angular adaptation via pieced panels. It was as if Lagerfeld had taken a piece of square paper and applied architectural lines and geometrical cuts and molded them around a silhouette adding plush volumes as a finale. The effect was striking. The colour splicing ...
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Prada’s princesses show the label still has what it takes to shake up fashion week

Some of Milan Fashion Week’s biggest labels have something to prove this time with sales slipping and questions round their relevance. Gucci did that with ‘attic chic’ romanticism and on Thursday its big rival Prada did it by doing what the label does best. Miuccia Prada and her team sent out a collection that was just so. Strong shapes, strong key ...
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Sleek tailoring and rock ‘n’ roll attitude at Costume National

Milan: Ennio Capasa called his collection “Reset” as he mentioned how he wanted a fresh start for this season – ‘the reset is a desire for me in this moment to look at my past work in a new way’ – stated the designer backstage. And so he did. Masculine sharp tailoring, a dark palette of mostly black and a ...
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Mother’s Day survey by Dotcomgiftshop

Online interiors and gifting store Dotcomgiftshop has published the results of a survey it conducted with 4,449 customers on their attitudes towards Mother's Day.
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MILAN: Above the Below

Italy's most important fashion designers take their craft from the catwalk to the streets by way of innovative art installation "Above the Below - Manhole Cover Art and the Wired City."
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Super Sicilian Bling at Fausto Puglisi

Milan: Fausto Puglisi continued to exercise his rebellious and ornamented aesthetic this season: consistently pushing the boundaries of taste - in a good way- his customers have come to expect a brazen, over the top mix of punk references, electric colour blocking and pretty serious amounts of bling. He did not disappoint – heavy gold chains smothered straps and adorned waistbands, ...
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Wrap-up, it’s cold out there! at Max Mara

Milan: ‘Tis the season for keeping toasty and warm and what other brand other than Max Mara could send out a collection of craveworthy, cozy wrap yourself-up in coats. It would appear that menswear materials and sartorial cuts were high on the list for the Max Mara design team. Known for  luxurious materials, traditional  fabrics such as tweed, heringbone, Prince of ...
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A Day-to-Day Fairytale at Luisa Beccaria

Milan: “The Pursuit of Love: a Tale of Contradictions for Modern Cinderella’s” was the entitlement for Luisa Beccaria’s show – a reference to the British eccentric - Nancy Mitford – and her most famous novel. For this modern day fairy-tale, Beccaria played with these contradictions, blending gauzy dresses with tailored coats and roomy trousers in more masculine fabrics such as ...
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