Tag: milan fashion week

runway video: salvatore ferragamo fall collezioni, milan

fall collezioni, milan: missoni

in a surprising redirection, missoni presented a soft palette for the fall in milan. adapting a fresh set of design to their signature knits, i found the FW11 collection refreshing in it’s use of floral elements, combined with plaid, fur & even use of snake skin. i admit, i had expected shades of brown & orange- you know, the same old missoni we’ve seen for multiple seasons, it seems. i appreciate the unexpected turn of creativity & applaud the forms of innovation shown in each concept that allows the missoni label to take on, yet another, style dimension. while other labels have opted for heavily black palette notes with bold contrasts, the missoni label opts for subdued tones. i loved the complex concepts adapted to the collections sweaters & am always looking to see what other aspects of knitwear become explored by the italian based, family owned designer label. all the creative limits i had thought restricted the label were shattered & thoughtfully reintroduced this season. cosmetically, models walked the runway with pasty skin & a powerful dark red statement lip. overall, strong direction, well executed.

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runway video: giorgio armani fall collezioni, milan

fall menswear collezioni, milan: valentino

i’ve had my eye on the valentino label with that much more intensity since valentino, himself, retired. i’ve been waiting in the wings for the labels menswear collection to strike a cord with me, creatively & here we see just that. creative directors maria grazia chiuri & pier paolo piccioli have created a stylish set of clean menswear design fully equipped with sleek lines, classic style & a rich, moody palette. a set of neutrals, varied shades of blue, military shades of green & gold hardware add to the collections chic factor. my love for structured coats was quenched with this collection as wool coats & additions of leather were added to otherwise expected styles, allowing the pieces to take on modernized forms of classical style. a really impressive fusion of forward & timeless fashion. i find direct similarities with this collection & my own existing wardrobe & am beyond thrilled to see that the valentino menswear division back to creating hot shit. i am super, super, super inspired & in love with what was presented this season. my favorite menswear collection of the fall. now if only i could book the campaign..

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fall collezioni, milan: trussardi 1911

presented off-runway, the trussardi 1911 collections are always a sight to see. this season, similar concepts are presented as a palette of nude, black & red for contrast are added to a design filled with sleek leathers, sophisticated fur all with true italian style. creatively directed by milan vukmirovic, i love the modern approach to innovative style in combining a wide range of beautiful details like sheer textiles, leather handbags, leopard print alongside beautiful silhouettes. although i didn’t favor the gowns of at the close of the collection, the rest of the collection gave me such inspiration for style & a greater appreciation for the art of fashion design. though stylish & casual, the designs seen here are a combination of all the aspects i look for in fashion- bold concepts created with a minimal aesthetic & slight dramatization of classical style. stunningly stylish.

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runway video: jil sander fall collezioni, milan

fall collezioni, milan: marni

60’s prints, bold color & sleek design were presented by the house of marni this fall in milan. tribal influenced concepts were seen as wild print & heavily textured pieces walked the runway, adding creative dimension to the womenswear set. beautiful use of color, leather & stylish gloves were some of the collections headlining elements. one aspect of the collection that negatively affected the runway presentation was the hair & make-up chosen. undone, sloppy & seemingly oily with loose waves- hair is a large component of beauty, when looking to produce a vision of beauty. outside the lacking aspects of beauty, the collection is strong in it’s message of bold & modern design that somehow simultaneously resonates with a classic feel.

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