Milan Fashion Week Roundup
If anyone expected a quiet and calm evening at Gucci by Frida Gilannini’s show, they would get quite the contrary. As soon as the first model appeared in a bright orange blazer, violet tube top, green pants, and gold python belt you would know that Frida is back, back with a bang. The Gucci Frida theme depicted 70’s silhouettes; those wide-leg trousers, knee-length coats, and floaty maxi dresses. Perhaps it’s the extensive use of vibrant colors in the dresses but the fab factor on the runway was dialed way, way up. Bravo! Gucci!
Dolce & Gabbana
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana always have interesting themes to bring on their runway. Unlike last the previous gold and glamorous collection, this time D&G brought a slight iconoclast in their dresses; softer and much quieter. The show opened up with a man’s gray tweed blazer lined in a fluorescent pink and there were more 80’s shapes that followed; oversized sweaters, pencil skirts, leggings, and floor length skirts. Models in the first row paraded and included Kanye West and Sofia Coppola in long wool coats worn over slightly longer floaty dresses. With everything being said, this collection seemed immaculate and left us with a pastoral feeling in the end.
FendiIt seems Karl Lagerfeld received a personalized memo with a message that said that trapeze and tent shapes are the centralized theme for autumn in Milan 2011. The montage of mismatched textures and colors, patched tweeds with wool knits, and clashing colors from snub-toed T-bar heels actually made the show very intriguing. And how can Lagerfeld ever complete his collection without his patent trademark, fur. Fur this season was used to appear as if the were degenerating or reversed. One message Karl delivered from his fashion theme, though, is that when it comes to real luxury, the inside should be just as perfect as outside.
The Milan Fashion 2011 was, in a few words, utterly fabulous!