May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: “The Pursuit of Love: a Tale of Contradictions for Modern Cinderella’s” was the entitlement for Luisa Beccaria’s show – a reference to the British eccentric – Nancy Mitford – and her most famous novel. For this modern day fairy-tale, Beccaria played with these contradictions, blending gauzy dresses with tailored coats and roomy trousers in more masculine fabrics such as loden or tweed- though some as lavishly embellished as couture pieces in folkloric feathers or dainty florals. The silhouettes felt streamlined and reminiscent of the 1940’s; chiffon tea dressed, circle skirts, and fur trimmed finishes gave a nod to a retro-femme look whilst houndstooth culottes paired with a sheer top offered more contemporary styling. Romantic and modern – fit for day-to-day fairy tales. – Anna Ross
Theme: Day-to-day fairy-tale
Key Items: Draped Wool Dress / Romantic Lace Shirt / Fur trimmed tailored coat / Tweed trapeze Coat / Houndstooth Culottes
Colour: Paloma Grey / Charcoal / Silver Taupe / Moonbeam / Walnut / Peacock / Petrol / Midnight / Oyster Pink
Materials and Trims: Houndstooth / Loden / Wool / Fur / Velvet / Chiffon / Tulle / Flannel / Vicuña wool / Tweed
Print and Pattern: Hounds tooth / Folksy Feathers / Floral motifs
Accessories and Footwear: Wool Beret / Fishnet tights / Victorian Coin Purses / Gold leaf necklace / Full length gloves
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