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Gianfranco Ferré -

TECHNICAL PROWESS Milan: Designers Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi continued to play with the intricate weaving they introduced for fall, this time making it a focal point rather than a detail. Their first look, on supermodel Karolina Kurkova, showcased the technique, braiding and weaving strips of luxe python into a stunning slim coat and matching skirt. The method was also used ...
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Versace -

MEDITERRANEAN SEDUCTION Milan: Donatella Versace admirably never follows the crowd, and her seductive body-con looks were in stark contrast to the billowy, romantic styles that have characterized the Milan shows thus far. Stark white, turquoise and sand, as well as the Greek key motif, a Versace signature, gave the collection a Mediterranean feel, but vinyl insets, glossy leather, industrial brights and ...
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Etro -

SEVENTIES SAFARI Milan: Etro’s signature paisleys have never looked more appropriate, as the 1970s becomes a pervasive influence this season. The earthy palette of mustard and khaki and shades of brown referenced the era, but was enlivened with jade, burnt orange and sky blue. Soft silk trousers and jumpsuits had an easy elegance, while billowy tops and skirts looked ultra-luxe. ...
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Antonio Marras -

OFFBEAT ROMANTICS Milan: For spring, Antonio Marras found a kindred spirit in the 19th-century English poet John Keats and the Jane Campion movie, Bright Star, that was devoted to the tragic figure and his lover. It was not much of a stretch for Marras, as the vintage, romantic references translated to his usual dainty confections – lacy drop-waisted frocks and languid ...
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Sportmax -

CAMPY MOD Milan: Inspired by the 1967 film The Young Girls of Rochefort, the S/S 2011 Sportmax collection was a Mod mix of boxy shapes and Pop colors. Activewear elements were incorporated, as well; among them were zipper closures, water resistant materials, and tennis-inspired looks. Silhouettes were spot-on; shift dresses, muscle sleeves, and a-line skirts were consistent with what we've ...
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Frankie Morello -

ON THE SOFTER SIDE Milan: Design duo Maurizio Modica and Pierfrancesco Gigliotti are known for taking a theme and running with it. In a complete 180° from last season’s gothic rock-vixen, this season’s girl was all about light, sheer ethereal bliss. Most press came from the display of beer-swigging, water-throwing, dancing models that paraded down the catwalk, but the clothes themselves ...
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Moschino -

QUIRKY COWGIRLS Milan: With cowboy hats, mixed prints and embellished boxy Chanel-inspired skirt suits, Rosella Jardini’s Moschino girls looked like eccentric Texas oil heiresses. Pantsuits were slim and cropped and came in wearable white and navy, striking purple or kooky black and white polka dots. Scribbly geometrics, both large- and small-scale, were used for printed tops and dresses, as well as ...
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Maurizio Pecoraro -

DECORATED CLASSICS Milan: Yet another designer to present a YSL-inspired collection, Maurizio Pecoraro is in good company. Like Laurent's, Pecoraro's tailored pieces were skillfully executed and flattering to the body. High-waisted pants fit perfectly, smoothly gliding over the models' hips. Waistlines were a focal point; bright cummerbunds accentuated hip-slung bottoms, while wide bands of ribbon were primly tied at the natural ...
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Luciano Soprani -

SOPHISTICATED YOUTH Milan: Luciano Soprani's S/S 11 season stuck to the label's mainstream wearability, while also casting a vote for the new minimalism. Clean shift dresses featuring creative color blocking, as well as acid-bright silk frocks with a subtle floral print, are right in line with the rest of the market. More interesting were ensembles focused on ever-popular summer leathers, both ...
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Luisa Beccaria -

BOHEMIAN BOUQUET Milan: The balcony of the Brera art gallery served as the venue for Luisa Beccaria’s runway show this season, and the airy space was the perfect setting for her float-y feminine frocks. Though Beccaria didn’t stray from her ultra-femme formula, the bohemian-themed looks felt more relaxed and were in line with the season’s ethereal trend. Eyelet, lace and sheer ...
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Daniela Gregis -

REFINED RUSTIC Milan: Light and easy, pure in form and organic in substance, Daniela Gregis' aesthetic seems to be more in tune with the current fashion zeitgeist than ever. The designer has commented that her clothes are about a way of living rather than a way of dressing, needing "no iron, no schedules, ready for any situation." Her signature linen dresses ...
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Prada -

GLOBAL BAROQUE Milan: Muiccia Prada’s Women’s collection, which she referred to as "minimal baroque", was presented in the same venue as her July Men’s show, and the two had more in common than just a location. The hospital-scrub, minimalist shapes, electric brights and bold stripes returned for the girls, with seductive hourglass silhouettes and dropped skirts giving them a feminine edge. ...
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D&G -

GARDEN PARTY Milan: Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have a knack for picking out some of the most appealing trends of the season and committing themselves fully to those themes throughout the entire span of a collection – the tartan plaids of F/W 08 and last season's homage to Nordic ski sweaters instantly come to mind. This season, the duo ...
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Fendi -

SUMMER HEAT Milan: It seems to be the season of 1970s YSL, as yet another big-name show is influenced by the designer during that inspirational decade. With billowy sleeves, full skirts and a punchy palette, Karl Lagerfeld conjured the departed master for his collection at Fendi. But Lagerfeld, of course, gave the reference his personal spin. Inspired by summer heat and ...
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Henrik Vibskov -

FUTURISTIC OPTIMIST Milan: Known for creating "worlds" on his runways, Scandinavian designer Henrik Vibskov often places his designs in relationship to a fictional environment. Vibskov's latest world seemed to be set at a time in the future when humans will need protection from the earth's elements. The clothes were ultra-modern, but silhouettes were softer than expected for futuristic styles. Draped, fluid ...
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