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Marco de Vincenzo -

FEMININE FUTURISTIC Milan: Even though S/S 2011 is only Marco de Vincenzo's third ready-to-wear collection, his aesthetic already reads strong and clear. His designs are consistently dark and dramatic, yet pretty and romantic; the up-and-comer also is adept at creating unexpected earthy-techno and retro-modern juxtapositions. For spring, large-scale graphic floral prints replaced last season's moody landscapes. Bright photorealistic orchids and hibiscus ...
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Emporio Armani -

FANCY GIRL Milan:  For spring, Georgio Armani introduced a look he named "Fancy Girl". Fancy Girl seems to favor slim, cylindrical silhouettes, namely the tube skirt, and most of the collection featured variations on this theme. Armani experimented with layering a variety of tunics, dresses, mini skirts, jackets and vests over the tube skirt. Peplums were created by placing wrap skirts ...
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Marni -

SPORTS CENTER Milan: With a brilliant mix of popping colors and dizzying prints, Consuelo Castiglioni’s spring collection for her Marni label was characteristically quirky and upbeat. The designer borrowed elements from cycling, scuba diving and surfing for the sporty garments: each model wore a leather hat that looked like a swim cap, the bike shorts of S/S 10 returned as an ...
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Just Cavalli -

TROPICAL EXPLORER Milan: Roberto Cavalli will celebrate the 40th anniversary of his business this year, and his years of experience show. With confidence and ease, the industry veteran presented a comprehensive spring collection that seemed to possess every element one could want or expect from Cavalli's secondary line. Wearing structured vests and jackets over breezy peasant ensembles, the models looked ...
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Moschino Cheap & Chic -

YOUTHFUL CHEER Milan: Moschino's secondary, younger collection is always a bit less serious than its main line, full of bright colors and humorous touches. S/S 11 was a cheerful exploration of color and pattern, as well as youthful classics like schoolgirl uniforms and message graphics. As indicated by a shaggy yellow sweater, the word of the day was "smile", and its ...
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MaxMara -

MINIMALISM FOR THE MASSES Milan:  If the bare, pallid faces, slicked-back hairdos and clean, spare clothes weren't enough of a giveaway, minimalism was clearly in the air at MaxMara. The long-established fashion house has a reputation for serving up big trends for the (well-to-do) masses, and accordingly, the spring collection read like a procession of fashion hits from the past ...
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Jil Sander -

MINIMALISM, MAXIMIZED Milan: What happens when a minimalist experiments with maximalism? Jil Sander’s Raf Simons looked to the extravagance of couture for inspiration this season, focusing on proportion. Balenciaga-esque volume appeared for dresses – some in quirky wide stripes or punchy photorealistic florals, and contrast peplums added an ironic-elegant touch. The tee-shirt-with-ball-skirt look from the 1990s was stripped down to plain ...
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Kristina Ti -

PICNIC PRETTY Milan: A runway lined with fresh-cut grass set the scene for Kristina Ti's light-as-air, frolicsome spring collection. Filled with fresh gingham prints, Dust Bowl-era calico florals and pretty puffs of crinkled chiffon and guipure lace, the collection was made for picturesque picnics. Lingerie lies at the heart of the brand, and this season, linen-blend lawn sleepover sets, Victorian-inspired ...
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Bottega Veneta -

EFFORTLESS CHIC Milan: From the models’ stringy wet locks to the slinky jerseys and washed silks, there was a liquid ease at Tomas Maier’s collection for Bottega Veneta. Even the luxe leather pieces, which have become something of a signature for Maier, were laundered, giving them a crinkly texture and a relaxed feel. Mr. Maier himself said he was not interested ...
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Blugirl -

THE SWEETEST THING Bluemarine's little sister line isn't known for pushing the envelope, but that being said, Anna Molinari delivered a sweetly feminine collection expertly geared towards what the Blugirl customer has come to expect. Short, pretty party dresses were the bread-and-butter of the spring collection, but the demure range was peppered with a few satiny separates, swingy jackets and soft ...
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Gabriele Colangelo -

ETHEREAL + MOODY Milan: Inspired by the moody work of photographer Wolfgang Tillmans, Gabriele Colangelo presented a soulful collection that showed he is well on his way to becoming part of Milan’s next generation of great designers. The innovative fabrics that he experimented with for fall became even more distinctive this time around, with matte cottons morphing into sheer organzas for ...
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C’N'C Costume National -

EFFORTLESS COOL Milan: For S/S 11, designer Ennio Capasa's aim was to show young consumers that one can look "cool and chic and modern and sensual" without being overt. The resulting looks were more understated than usual for C'N'C, Costume National's secondary, streetwear label. Edgy items, like cropped motorcycle jackets, were streamlined, and in places where leather was expected there ...
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Gaetano Navarra -

FASHION RETROSPECTIVE Milan: To celebrate his label's 20th anniversary this season, Gaetano Navarra looked back on the last 50 years of fashion, specifically the 60s and 70s period that seems to be a popular reference point this season. The key catalyst for this retro revival was the 1968 movie The Party, a Peter Sellers screwball comedy that takes place at a ...
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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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