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Trend Alert – Exotic Skins -

Snakeskin, crocodile and ostrich skins are emerging in Milan as a new textural leather trend for S/S 15. Besides neutral snakeskin, crocodile in cognac is perfectly suited to the season’s 1970s look, while baby blue adds a modern twist to the retro mood.  
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Copper Crossing at Triennale Design Museum, Milan

Opened last week at Milan's Triennale Design Museum, the exhibition Copper Crossing explores the metal of the moment in its many different forms and applications, including contemporary art, design, technology, science and architecture, with more than 250 pieces on show.
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Trend Alert – Deep Plunge -

Provocative V-shaped necklines emerge in Milan, infusing everything from floor-sweeping balls gowns to 1970s calf-length dresses with a touch of sex appeal.
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Pretty surface embellishments emerge as a must-have update for occasion items

Glittering crystals drive this trend and are generously applied in a host of designs, spanning the abstract at Tod's through to measured repeat designs at Fendi. Aigner confirms florals as an essential motif for the season.
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Trend Alert – Heavy Brocade

Ornamental brocades add a luxurious touch to S/S 15 collections, with lively surfaces offering a fresh material direction and a luxe twist on daywear silhouettes.
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Red lips reinforce the reign of sophisticated, classic beauty at Dolce & Gabbana -

At Dolce & Gabbana, feline eyes and dark cherry lips showcase a classic beauty look that captures the collection’s inspiration of Spanish influence in Sicily between the 16th and 18th centuries. Eyes are soft in bronze shades and the upper lash line is lined in Crayon Intense Eyeliner in Chocolate. Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Black Intense widens the eyes and adds ...
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Exotic brights turn heads at Roberto Cavalli -

Milan: A hot palette of head-turning brights kicked-off Roberto Cavalli's latest collection for Spring/Summer. Exotic florals were oversized and covered crystal pleated maxi dresses from head-to-toe. Sheer insets were intricately embellished with embroidery and placed Broderie Anglaise. Elongated silhouettes, perfect for a luxe evening by the sea, were the key focus of the presentation. Striped patterns created texture and ...
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Sandy shores cast a calming effect over Giorgio Armani’s latest lineup -

Milan: Swayed by the seaside – more specifically sand, Giorgio Armani sent forth a beautiful array of looks bathed in a soothing palette of neutrals. Shadow prints of sand formations were mesmerizing and cast a calming effect throughout the collection. Soft, fluid silhouettes embodied ease and sensuality. Dimensional effects in the form of twisted materials and pleating created new ...
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Graphic angles create stark contrast at Versace -

Milan: Graphics were essential throughout Donatella's latest lineup for Versace. Constructivist prints, patterns, and iconic Greek keys made a striking impact covering boxy mini dresses and sets. Diagonal angles in the form of inset fabric blocking and wrapping broke up '60s-influenced silhouettes. A sweet palette of frosted pink and icy blue contrasted against harder black and white. Mesh and openwork ...
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Marni takes a monastic walk in a floral garden -

Milan: Consuelo Castiglioni presented her stellar collection for Spring Summer 2015 with Eastern-inspired silhouettes expertly rendered in stark colour and material contrasts. The opening had a Zen-like appeal where Castiglioni began by working in raw canvas and toile in plain colors contrasted with oversized black Judo belts. The black, white and jute felt pure in deliberate contrast to exaggerated ...
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Feminine ’70s at Genny -

Milan: Genny seemed to take the feminine trend we’ve seen across collections and run with it, offering a show full of feminine colours, embellishments and prettified fabrics – many with pearlised and sheen finishes, and when lacking – diamante embellishment to make up for it. Halston-esque full-length gowns grounded the collection in a loosely 1970s theme with cocktail dresses ...
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Eastern influences at Aquilano.Rimondi -

Milan: Cocooning the figure in sculpted silk shantung, or sheathing it in a fine layer of diaphanous silk chiffon, this season’s Aquilano.Rimondi collection was quietly sexy and overall very youthful. An Eastern influence could be seen with Mao collars and kimono-esque loose coats, Suzie Wong dresses are reimagined in light cropped silk and nipped in at the waist with ...
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Desert Festival at Etro -

Milan: Veronica Etro put together a collection for Spring/Summer full of the luxury materials and prints that are the leitmotif of the Etro brand. It was all about handcrafted individual pieces where she dyed, braided, and embellished lightweight fabrics, creating new textures that portrayed a bohemian sense of ease. "I figured out this woman, an artist, living on her ...
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Trend Alert – The Souvenir Jacket

Mixed patterns, dense beading or embroidery, patchwork, and spliced fringing generate a uniquely handcrafted quality that makes each piece appear one-of-a-kind.
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Streamlined shapes update wardrobe essentials at Ports 1961 -

Milan: Ports 1961 delivered a clean collection of polished looks highlighting wardrobe essentials. According to the shownotes, creative director Fiona Cibani explained, "the Ports 1961 woman has two souls inspired by the spirit of the Greek goddess Artemis: one strong and warrior-like; one sensual and feminine." Crisp shirts were updated with modern bib fronts, sheer layering complemented streamlined silhouettes, pleating created subtle ...
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