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SIMPLE PLEASURES

Milan:  The invitation to D&G’s S/S 11 show came in a simple brown paper bag and the runway was covered in green grass. Once the show began, old home movies of families on picnics were shown, cementing the wholesome inspiration for the season. The design duo’s dedication to “simple pleasure and simpler times” manifested in the form of colorful tablecloth checks, used for almost every classification. The checks (called Vichy, after the French town known for its production of cottons) looked best when used on lightweight blouson jackets and as trims on khaki pants and shorts. Other elements of nostalgia included postcard-perfect tropical prints on shirts and shorts, and 50s-ish “Italian knit” button-ups. The mixing of Vichy checks and micro-ginghams made for an especially strong styling technique, and the presentation felt jovial and summer-appropriate.

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