No. 21 S/S 2012


Milan: Tapping into the tropical trend that has spread like wildfire since the last Resort season, Alessandro Dell’Acqua sent girls down the runway in dresses with nude ladies splashed across the front, a gutsy direction that was countered with a range of prim crisp separates. A cool palette of icy blues and metallics, another trend that has been picking up steam this season, had a sophisticated feel that added a sense of girly glam that Italian collections are often known for.  Stripes and madras plaid put a sporty-schoolgirl spin on things that made the former Brioni designer’s collection appealing for just about any woman out there. —Shannon Davenport

Silhouette: Hourglass / Tailored / Boxy

Color: Grey / White / Black / Copper / Rose gold / Cream / Sand / Silver / Cerulean / Fire engine red / Cornflower blue

Key Items: Printed pencil skirts / Bralettes / Stiff Button-ups / Airy gym shorts / Menswear style tapered trousers / Cropped knit sweaters

Materials: Satin / Cotton broad-cloth / Lace / Leather / Silk / Chiffon

Print + Pattern: Madras plaid / Animal / Female figure graphics

Details + Trim: Paillettes / Sequin fringe / Sequins / Contrast collars / Gathered waistband hems & waists / Piping / Keyhole necklines

Accessories + Footwear: Mini purse necklaces / Leather opera gloves / Oversized sunglasses / Fringed and embellished pumps / Skinny belts / Ultra-thin clutches / Aqua drop earrings

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