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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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John Richmond -

DARK ROMANCE Milan: Dramatically different from most S/S 11 shows so far, John Richmond's collection had a dark and moody feel. In a season full of little white dresses and pastel color stories, black dominated Richmond's palette. Aside from an occasional fuchsia, emerald, or cream item, his clothes for spring were on the darker side. The designer didn't stray from the ...
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No. 21 -

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT Milan: Now in its second season, No. 21 is beginning to develop a recognizable look, building on what designer Alessandro dell’Acqua created last season. The boxy woven tees returned, this time with a vibrant print featuring birds and flowers, paired with matching cropped, straight-leg pants, another shape he introduced in the previous collection. Instead of fall’s vivid fuchsia, dell’Acqua ...
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Alberta Ferretti -

DREAMY + DIAPHANOUS Milan: After fall’s more restrained looks, Alberta Ferretti seemed back to her old self for spring, embracing the feminine styles for which she is known. Ferretti claimed to be offering women a fantasy this season, and that fantasy seemed to be about a misty Italian garden. Filmy long dresses and floor-length skirts – some with billowing sleeves – ...
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Gucci -

SOPHISTICATED SEDUCTION Milan: “Studio 54 glamazons on holiday in Morocco” could have been the title for Frida Giannini’s spring collection for Gucci. Instead, she dubbed it “Sophisticated Seduction,” which worked just as well. Giannini’s recent attempts at pared-down styles were laid aside with the first look that came down the runway – jade silk jodhpurs, a gathered purple strapless top and ...
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