Milan Fashion Week: Antonio Marras, Etro, Fendi, Francesco Sconamiglio, Iceberg, Just Cavalli, Marni, No. 21, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace
Of note: Decoupage prints, thick platforms, pastels, swing coats and trapeze silhouettes, florals and watercolor prints.
Of note: Japanese inspiration, strategically placed florals, emphasis on the shoulders (hanging jackets or cutouts).
I never thought I'd be a big fan di Fendi (haha, get it?), but this right here? Perfection. Graphic, geometric deliciousness. And just look at the fabrics! The leather looks amazingly soft and buttery; there's animal textures and quilted fabrics... quite a bit to digest. I appreciate the odd obsession with cubes.
Of note: Unexpected logos, geometry, paint splatter, oversized bag charms, bright saturated color.
Despite being able to see underwear in every outfit shown here, I quite like this collection. Slips and camisoles required for everyday wear, of course, but there's something interesting going on here. For some reason, I'm reminded of Wuthering Heights or some other romantic novel. Still, I don't recommend you wear this on the moors -- you'll catch your death, for sure.
Of note: Romantic heroine dressing, lots of white (again...sigh), lace.
That weird baroque-ish pattern on the back wall and the fourth dress is awesome. It reminds me of those Magic Eye pictures, and I'm pretty sure I'm getting motion sickness from looking at it too long.
That first outfit reminds me of Prada. Am I the only one?
The chains dripping from the boob region were a misstep, to say the least, but otherwise, I think this was a pretty solid showing from No. 21.
Hands down, my favorite Cavalli collection of all time. The details here were amazing, to say the least.