Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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Milan: The film noir inspirations that have been emerging this season become more prevalent as each day passes. Today, designer Izumi Ogino added Anteprima to the growing list of labels to embrace the story. With a fog-filled runway, Ogino sent out a range of darkly romantic looks in moody tones, punctuated by blazing red. Following Prada’s lead, many of the skirts were full, though Anteprima’s were of a longer length, grazing the mid-calf or even extended toward the ankle. Knits are the label’s signature, so it was no surprise that they stood out. In addition to classic items, such as fine-gauge turtlenecks and comfy sweater dresses, Ogino took chances with furry knit pieces, extra-chunky sweaters and cardigans, and separates knit from shiny black strips of leather that looked like cassette tape. The balance of traditional and challenging items worked, and the mysterious mood was perfectly of-the-moment. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Midi / Full-skirted / Roomy / Dropped shoulders / Boyish
Color: Midnight blue / Cloudy grey / Black / Bottle green / Dove grey / Greyish brown / Blazing red / White / Gold / Dark olive
Key Items: Full midi skirts / Fine-gauge turtlenecks / Extra chunky cardigan and sweater / Leather macramé separates / Sweater dresses
Materials: Fine-gauge silk yarns / Hairy yarns / Medium-gauge wool yarns / Extra-chunky yarns / Shiny leather strips used as yarn / Felted wool / Lacquered leather / Fluid silks / Chunky twill / Teddy bear pile
Details + Trim: Dropped shoulder seams / Beading / Self-belts / Wrap closures / Turtlenecks / Asymmetrical necklines
Accessories + Footwear: Patent and matte leather elbow-length gloves / Medium-width leather belts / Jeweled chain-strap evening bags / Fold-over leather pouches / Kiltie ankle boots with cutouts
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