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Prada -

GLOBAL UNIFORMITY Milan:  Miuccia Prada is never one to shy away from progressive ideas in menswear. A double-layer runway made from metal grates and concrete beams — much like a parking deck — helped focus all eyes on models displaying such advanced notions as the return of the three-button jacket and the use of hospital scrubs as fashion. "Uniforms from around ...
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John Varvatos -

SOFT ROCK Milan: Just as with many other designers on Milan Fashion Week's first day, John Varvatos chose to soften the hard edge which has gained him the adoration of his rocker wannabe fans. The world of rock has been a cornerstone of the Varvatos brand for the past decade, and this season the designer claimed to be inspired by a ...
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Versace -

ROCKABILLY BOYS Milan:  Versace's new menswear designer, Dior Homme alum Martyn Ball, spent his first season taking the label back to its heyday of the 1980s by using an iconic set of advertising images by Bruce Weber as the main inspiration. With a bit of Jerry Lee Lewis and the Stray Cats thrown in for good measure, the sparkle and sexy ...
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Dolce & Gabbana -

RAW TRADITION Milan: Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana celebrated their label's 20th anniversary with a celebrity-packed front row and an accompanying live performance by a piano-playing Annie Lennox. Along with an exhibit at Milan's city hall, the duo continued their self-retrospective by looking back at the styles that have taken them through the last two decades — in contrast to many ...
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Calvin Klein Collection -

GRAPHIC DESIGN Milan:  Italo Zucchelli has successfully taken a design house known as the purveyor of modern minimalism and moved it into explorations of the graphic side of active sportswear. The use of advanced fabrics and materials repurposed for a sporty yet tailored lifestyle informed S/S 11, albeit with a few missteps along the way. Crop tops and the color-blocked active ...
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Costume National -

URBANE SUMMER Milan:  After exploring the dark underbelly of rock and roll style for several seasons, designer Ennio Capasa left it all behind for a summer full of urbane layers and techno tailoring. The color range consisted of monochromatic all-beige or all-grey looks, occasionally popped by a black suit and black shoes, pointing towards a cleansing of the palette for the ...
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Burberry Prorsum -

NECESSARY ROUGHNESS Milan: After seasons of languid, laid-back style, Christopher Bailey decided to get tough with a swaggering collection inspired by a long-forgotten batch of early 20th Century biker gear designed by Thomas Burberry himself.  The truly heritage biker looks that came down the catwalk balanced between boyish vulnerability and male strength. Color: Olive, black and khaki Key Items: Biker ...
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Jil Sander -

BRIGHT FUTURE Milan: Taking a break from the runways in Milan, Raf Simons took it on the road for S/S 11 by becoming the guest designer for the Pitti Uomo tradeshow in Florence. Against the dramatic backdrop of the gardens at a hillside Tuscan villa, the collection's vivid colors glowed against the nighttime sky. Siting nature's "chaotic palette" as his inspiration, ...
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That 70s Girl

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Les Enfants Terribles

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Summer Noir

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Tried'n'True, Plaid+Blue

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Feeling Blue

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Lady in Noir

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Can Can

Owner Philippe Ferrand does endless research in New York, London and Paris looking for unique and ironic objects for Can Can, "elegant kitsch," as he calls his collection. Bijoux, bags, earrings, bracelets, mirrors and more abound. French appeal and a touch of vintage taste are a must. Marianne Batlle pins of icons like Karl Lagerfeld and Vincent van Gogh, and
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