Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Dolce & Gabbana wowed Milan fashion week with their Sicilian-inspired collection starring intricate wicker bustiers, baroque-sculpture shoes and colourful beach prints.
The collection featured short sun dresses in blue and white stripes that recalled the pattern of a beach umbrella. Then came the more elaborate printed dresses, inspired by the gaily colored decorations of a wooden Sicilian cart. These were accessorized by hoop earrings reminiscent of the wheel of the cart as was the painting on the wedged sandals.
The last dress featured a basket-shaped skirt, inspired by those used traditionally to carry fruit, topped with a sheer black layer. This basket effect was also used on corsets – sometimes worn with trademark black lace. A grand finale saw a pack of models – a signature Dolce trick – in swimwear descend on to the catwalk to applause.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
"Sophisticated and essential" is how Gucci designer Frida Giannini described the elegant collection that kicked off Milan Fashion Week. With a very colorful palette of fuchsia, coral, kiwi green, mustard yellow and electric blue, the collection featured simple elongated silhouette with artful cutouts and decorative flounces accessorized by skinny high-heeled cage sandals and oversized 1970s costume jewelry.