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Milan Fashion Week

by Sara Nanni

Prada Hot rodding her way into the top spot, Miuccia Prada’s SS12 homage to chicks and cars received rave reviews front row. Directly referencing the 50s with varsity jackets and bandeau tops, the collection borrowed boyish prints from the menswear collection. Putting the ladies firmly in the driving seat were feminine, accordion pleat dresses and pin-up bathers. The mood was playful and full-blown retro; being the influencer that she is, expect others to jump on board.

Missoni As eyebrow-raising as the Missoni SS12 collection was, it is their recent collaboration with budget American retailer, Target, which sees them ranking highly during Milan Fashion Week. This timing can only work to support the buzz around the mainline collection. The Sardinian-inspired collection spoke of balmy, flamenco evenings with its tiered knit dresses and zebra prints. In aruba blue, bright yellow and maroon, the collection’s referencing may be too direct for some, but certainly scores for vibrancy.

Versus Versus, slam dunking in at second place, achieved the near-impossible with their sporty, yet feminine collection. Failing to make our London Top 10 Designers with his mainline collection, Christopher Kane’s pairing with Donatella Versace works. The school gym catwalk belied the grown up take on the theme, there were no shrieking cheerleaders here. Cut-out details in a pastel palette veered towards girlishness, whilst the sleek lines and graphic prints ensured the collection scored big with commentators online.

Gucci Milan Fashion Week is typically known for its opulence and this season was no different, many of the shapes and detailing invoked the decadence of the pre-depression 1920s. Gucci deconstructed the sharp architecture of the Art Deco period. Gucci’s collection in particular, which marked the brands 90th anniversary, employed metallics, rich embellishments and fringing to convey the excess and frivolity of the period.

Marni Retro kitsch styles were abundant – from 50’s inspired detailing at Marni’s bold 70’s jumpsuits and the 50’s and 60’s Italian glamour embodied in Dolce & Gabbana’s collection. The theme marks a playfulness and lightheartedness that is often absent in the Milan collections, so it’s obvious to see why it quickly became the talk of the town.

Francesco Scognamiglio Finally pipped to the post after taking the top style spot at both New York and London fashion weeks, feminine looks edged in at number three. While many collections embodied the vibe with the pretty pastels favoured this season, Francesco Scognamiglio’s collection channeled the look with a touch of boudoir. Standout pieces included a teal lace dress with cinched waist and peplum, and a peach sheer and lace below the knee pencil skirt.

Bottega Veneta The influx of graphic prints in Milan took a decidedly 1920s bent.The fringed flapper dresses need whisking straight out for cocktails and dancing, with printed and embellished patterns borrowing heavily from interior design of the era. Bottega Veneta applied embellishment to make their graphic mark with beaded diamonds and squares resulting in a sleek look.


Prada Hot rodding her way into the top spot, Miuccia Prada’s SS12 homage to chicks and cars received rave reviews front row. Directly referencing the 50s with varsity jackets and bandeau tops, the collection borrowed boyish prints from the menswear collection. Putting the ladies firmly in the driving seat were feminine, accordion pleat dresses and pin-up bathers. The mood was playful and full-blown retro; being the influencer that she is, expect others to jump on board. Missoni As eyebrow-raising as the Missoni SS12 collection was, it is their recent collaboration with budget American retailer, Target, which sees them ranking highly during Milan Fashion Week. This timing can only work to support the buzz around the mainline collection. The Sardinian-inspired collection spoke of balmy, flamenco evenings with its tiered knit dresses and zebra prints. In aruba blue, bright yellow and maroon, the collection’s referencing may be too direct for some, but certainly scores for vibrancy. Versus Versus, slam dunking in at second place, achieved the nearimpossible with their sporty, yet feminine collection. Failing to make our London Top 10 Designers with his mainline collection, Christopher Kane’s pairing with Donatella Versace works. The school gym catwalk belied the grown up take on the theme, there were no shrieking cheerleaders here. Cut-out details in a pastel palette veered towards girlishness, whilst the sleek lines and graphic prints ensured the collection scored big with commentators online.

by Sara Nanni Gucci Milan Fashion Week is typically known for its opulence and this season was no different, many of the shapes and detailing invoked the decadence of the pre-depression 1920s. Gucci deconstructed the sharp architecture of the Art Deco period. Gucci’s collection in particular, which marked the brands 90th anniversary, employed metallics, rich embellishments and fringing to convey the excess and frivolity of the period. Marni Retro kitsch styles were abundant – from 50’s inspired detailing at Marni’s bold 70’s jumpsuits and the 50’s and 60’s Italian glamour embodied in Dolce & Gabbana’s collection. The theme marks a playfulness and lightheartedness that is often absent in the Milan collections, so it’s obvious to see why it quickly became the talk of the town. Francesco Scognamiglio Finally pipped to the post after taking the top style spot at both New York and London fashion weeks, feminine looks edged in at number three. While many collections embodied the vibe with the pretty pastels favoured this season, Francesco Scognamiglio’s collection channeled the look with a touch of boudoir. Standout pieces included a teal lace dress with cinched waist and peplum, and a peach sheer and lace below the knee pencil skirt. Bottega Veneta The influx of graphic prints in Milan took a decidedly 1920s bent.The fringed flapper dresses need whisking straight out for cocktails and dancing, with printed and embellished patterns borrowing heavily from interior design of the era. Bottega Veneta applied embellishment to make their graphic mark with beaded diamonds and squares resulting in a sleek look.

Milan Fashion Week


by Sara Nanni

Milan Fashion Week Prada Hot rodding her way into the top spot, Miuccia Prada’s SS12 homage to chicks and cars received rave reviews front row. Directly referencing the 50s with varsity jackets and bandeau tops, the collection borrowed boyish prints from the menswear collection. Putting the ladies firmly in the driving seat were feminine, accordion pleat dresses and pin-up bathers. The mood was playful and full-blown retro; being the influencer that she is, expect others to jump on board. Missoni As eyebrow-raising as the Missoni SS12 collection was, it is their recent collaboration with budget American retailer, Target, which sees them ranking highly during Milan Fashion Week. This timing can only work to support the buzz around the mainline collection. The Sardinian-inspired collection spoke of balmy, flamenco evenings with its tiered knit dresses and zebra prints. In aruba blue, bright yellow and maroon, the collection’s referencing may be too direct for some, but certainly scores for vibrancy. Versus Versus, slam dunking in at second place, achieved the nearimpossible with their sporty, yet feminine collection. Failing to make our London Top 10 Designers with his mainline collection, Christopher Kane’s pairing with Donatella Versace works. The school gym catwalk belied the grown up take on the theme, there were no shrieking cheerleaders here. Cut-out details in a pastel palette veered towards girlishness, whilst the sleek lines and graphic prints ensured the collection scored big with commentators online. Gucci Milan Fashion Week is typically known for its opulence and

this season was no different, many of the shapes and detailing invoked the decadence of the pre-depression 1920s. Gucci deconstructed the sharp architecture of the Art Deco period. Gucci’s collection in particular, which marked the brands 90th anniversary, employed metallics, rich embellishments and fringing to convey the excess and frivolity of the period. Marni Retro kitsch styles were abundant – from 50’s inspired detailing at Marni’s bold 70’s jumpsuits and the 50’s and 60’s Italian glamour embodied in Dolce & Gabbana’s collection. The theme marks a playfulness and lightheartedness that is often absent in the Milan collections, so it’s obvious to see why it quickly became the talk of the town. Francesco Scognamiglio Finally pipped to the post after taking the top style spot at both New York and London fashion weeks, feminine looks edged in at number three. While many collections embodied the vibe with the pretty pastels favoured this season, Francesco Scognamiglio’s collection channeled the look with a touch of boudoir. Standout pieces included a teal lace dress with cinched waist and peplum, and a peach sheer and lace below the knee pencil skirt. Bottega Veneta The influx of graphic prints in Milan took a decidedly 1920s bent.The fringed flapper dresses need whisking straight out for cocktails and dancing, with printed and embellished patterns borrowing heavily from interior design of the era. Bottega Veneta applied embellishment to make their graphic mark with beaded diamonds and squares resulting in a sleek look.


by Sara Nanni

Milan Fashion Week

Prada Hot rodding her way into the top spot,

achieved the near-impossible with their

collection. The theme marks a playfulness

sporty, yet feminine collection. Failing to

and lightheartedness that is often absent in

Miuccia Prada’s SS12 homage to chicks

make our London Top 10 Designers with

the Milan collections, so it’s obvious to see

and cars received rave reviews front row.

his mainline collection, Christopher Kane’s

why it quickly became the talk of the town.

Directly referencing the 50s with varsity

pairing with Donatella Versace works. The

jackets and bandeau tops, the collection

school gym catwalk belied the grown up

borrowed boyish prints from the

take on the theme, there were no shrieking

Francesco Scognamiglio Finally pipped to the post after taking the

menswear collection. Putting the ladies

cheerleaders here. Cut-out details in a

top style spot at both New York and

firmly in the driving seat were feminine,

pastel palette veered towards girlishness,

London fashion weeks, feminine looks

accordion pleat dresses and pin-up

whilst the sleek lines and graphic prints

edged in at number three. While many

bathers. The mood was playful and full-

ensured the collection scored big with

collections embodied the vibe with the

blown retro; being the influencer that she

commentators online.

pretty pastels favoured this season, Francesco Scognamiglio’s collection

is, expect others to jump on board.

channeled the look with a touch of

Missoni As eyebrow-raising as the Missoni SS12

Gucci Milan Fashion Week is typically known for

boudoir. Standout pieces included a teal

its opulence and this season was no

lace dress with cinched waist and peplum,

collection was, it is their recent

different, many of the shapes and detailing

and a peach sheer and lace below the knee

collaboration with budget American

invoked the decadence of the pre-

pencil skirt.

retailer, Target, which sees them ranking

depression 1920s. Gucci deconstructed

highly during Milan Fashion Week. This

the sharp architecture of the Art Deco

timing can only work to support the buzz

period. Gucci’s collection in particular,

Bottega Veneta The influx of graphic prints in Milan took a

around the mainline collection. The

which marked the brands 90th

decidedly 1920s bent.The fringed flapper

Sardinian-inspired collection spoke of

anniversary, employed metallics, rich

dresses need whisking straight out for

balmy, flamenco evenings with its tiered

embellishments and fringing to convey the

cocktails and dancing, with printed and

knit dresses and zebra prints. In aruba blue,

excess and frivolity of the period.

embellished patterns borrowing heavily from interior design of the era. Bottega

bright yellow and maroon, the collection’s referencing may be too direct for some, but certainly scores for vibrancy. Versus Versus, slam dunking in at second place,

Veneta applied embellishment to make

Marni Retro kitsch styles were abundant – from

their graphic mark with beaded diamonds

50’s inspired detailing at Marni’s bold 70’s

and squares resulting in a sleek look.

jumpsuits and the 50’s and 60’s Italian glamour embodied in Dolce & Gabbana’s


by Sara Nanni

Milan Fashion Week

Prada

Week. This timing can only work

cheerleaders here. Cut-out

Marni

of boudoir. Standout pieces

Hot rodding her way into the top

to support the buzz around the

details in a pastel palette veered

Retro kitsch styles were

included a teal lace dress with

spot, Miuccia Prada’s SS12

mainline collection. The

towards girlishness, whilst the

abundant – from 50’s inspired

cinched waist and peplum, and a

homage to chicks and cars

Sardinian-inspired collection

sleek lines and graphic prints

detailing at Marni’s bold 70’s

peach sheer and lace below the

received rave reviews front row.

spoke of balmy, flamenco

ensured the collection scored

jumpsuits and the 50’s and 60’s

knee pencil skirt.

Directly referencing the 50s

evenings with its tiered knit

big with commentators online.

Italian glamour embodied in

with varsity jackets and

dresses and zebra prints. In

bandeau tops, the collection

aruba blue, bright yellow and

borrowed boyish prints from the

maroon, the collection’s

menswear collection. Putting

referencing may be too direct for

the ladies firmly in the driving

some, but certainly scores for

seat were feminine, accordion

vibrancy.

pleat dresses and pin-up bathers. The mood was playful

Dolce & Gabbana’s collection. Gucci Milan Fashion Week is typically known for its opulence and this season was no different, many of the shapes and detailing invoked the decadence of the

The theme marks a playfulness and lightheartedness that is often absent in the Milan collections, so it’s obvious to see why it quickly became the talk of the town.

Bottega Veneta The influx of graphic prints in Milan took a decidedly 1920s bent.The fringed flapper dresses need whisking straight out for cocktails and dancing, with printed and embellished

Versus

pre-depression 1920s. Gucci

Versus, slam dunking in at

deconstructed the sharp

Francesco Scognamiglio

from interior design of the era.

second place, achieved the near-

architecture of the Art Deco

Finally pipped to the post after

Bottega Veneta applied

impossible with their sporty, yet

period. Gucci’s collection in

taking the top style spot at both

embellishment to make their

feminine collection. Failing to

particular, which marked the

New York and London fashion

graphic mark with beaded

Missoni

make our London Top 10

brands 90th anniversary,

weeks, feminine looks edged in

diamonds and squares resulting

As eyebrow-raising as the

Designers with his mainline

employed metallics, rich

at number three. While many

in a sleek look.

Missoni SS12 collection was, it is

collection, Christopher Kane’s

embellishments and fringing to

collections embodied the vibe

their recent collaboration with

pairing with Donatella Versace

convey the excess and frivolity

with the pretty pastels favoured

budget American retailer,

works. The school gym catwalk

of the period.

this season, Francesco

Target, which sees them ranking

belied the grown up take on the

Scognamiglio’s collection

highly during Milan Fashion

theme, there were no shrieking

channeled the look with a touch

and full-blown retro; being the influencer that she is, expect others to jump on board.

patterns borrowing heavily


by Sara Nanni

Milan Fashion Week

Prada

recent collaboration with

collection. Failing to

invoked the decadence

lightheartedness that is

Hot rodding her way into

budget American

make our London Top 10

of the pre-depression

often absent in the Milan

the top spot, Miuccia

retailer, Target, which

Designers with his

1920s.

Gucci

collections, so it’s

Prada’s SS12 homage to

sees them ranking highly

mainline collection,

deconstructed the sharp

obvious to see why it

chicks and cars received

during Milan Fashion

Christopher Kane’s

architecture of the Art

quickly became the talk

rave reviews front row.

Week. This timing can

pairing with Donatella

Deco period. Gucci’s

of the town.

Directly referencing the

only work to support the

Versace works. The

collection in particular,

50s with varsity jackets

buzz around the

school gym catwalk

which marked the

and bandeau tops, the

mainline collection. The

belied the grown up take

brands 90th anniversary,

collection borrowed

Sardinian-inspired

on the theme, there were

employed metallics, rich

boyish prints from the

collection spoke of

no

shrieking

embellishments and

menswear collection.

balmy, flamenco

cheerleaders here. Cut-

fringing to convey the

Putting the ladies firmly

evenings with its tiered

out details in a pastel

excess and frivolity of the

in the driving seat were

knit dresses and zebra

palette veered towards

period.

feminine, accordion

prints. In aruba blue,

girlishness, whilst the

pleat dresses and pin-up

bright yellow and

sleek lines and graphic

bathers. The mood was

maroon, the collection’s

prints ensured the

playful and full-blown

referencing may be too

collection scored big

retro; being the

direct for some, but

with commentators

influencer that she is,

certainly scores for

online.

expect others to jump on

vibrancy.

board.

Gucci

knee pencil skirt.

Bottega Veneta The influx of graphic prints in Milan took a decidedly 1920s bent.The fringed flapper

Francesco Scognamiglio

dresses need whisking

Finally pipped to the post

straight out for cocktails

after taking the top style

and dancing, with

spot at both New York

printed and embellished

and London fashion

patterns borrowing

weeks, feminine looks

heavily from interior

edged in at number

design of the era. Bottega

three. While many

Veneta applied

collections embodied the

embellishment to make

Marni

vibe with the pretty

their graphic mark with

Retro kitsch styles were

pastels favoured this

beaded diamonds and

abundant – from 50’s

season, Francesco

squares resulting in a

inspired detailing at

Scognamiglio’s

sleek look.

Marni’s bold 70’s

collection channeled the

jumpsuits and the 50’s

look with a touch of

Versus

Milan Fashion Week is

and 60’s Italian glamour

boudoir. Standout pieces

Missoni

Versus, slam dunking in

typically known for its

embodied in Dolce &

included a teal lace dress

As eyebrow-raising as

at second place, achieved

opulence and this season

Gabbana’s collection.

with cinched waist and

the Missoni SS12

the near-impossible with

was no different, many of

The theme marks a

peplum, and a peach

collection was, it is their

their sporty, yet feminine

the shapes and detailing

playfulness and

sheer and lace below the


Milan Fashion Week

by Sara Nanni Prada

Missoni

Hot rodding her

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way into the top

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spot, Miuccia

collection was, it is

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and bandeau tops, the collection borrowed boyish prints from the m e n s w e a r collection. Putting the ladies firmly in the driving seat w e re f e m i ni ne , accordion pleat dresses and pin-up bathers. The mood was playful and fullblown retro; being the influencer that she is, expect others to jump on board.

timing can only work to support the buzz around the mainline collection. The Sardinianinspired collection spoke of balmy, flamenco evenings with its tiered knit dresses and zebra prints. In aruba blue, bright yellow and maroon, the collection’s referencing may be too direct for some, but certainly scores

Failing to make our London Top 10 Designers with his mainline collection, Christopher Kane’s pairing with Donatella Versace works. The school gym catwalk belied the grown up take on the theme, there were no shrieking cheerleaders here. Cut-out details in a pastel palette veered towards girlishness, whilst the sleek lines and

opulence and this

detailing at Marni’s

collections

season was no

bold 70’s jumpsuits

embodied the vibe

different, many of

and the 50’s and

with the pretty

the shapes and

60’s Italian glamour

pastels favoured

detailing invoked

embodied in Dolce

this season,

the decadence of

& Gabbana’s

Francesco

the pre-depression

collection. The

Scognamiglio’s

1920s. Gucci

theme marks a

collection

deconstructed the

playfulness and

channeled the look

sharp architecture

lightheartedness

with a touch of

of the Art Deco

that is often absent

boudoir. Standout

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in the Milan

pieces included a

collection in

collections, so it’s

teal lace dress with

particular, which

obvious to see why

cinched waist and

marked the brands

it quickly became

peplum, and a

90th anniversary,

the talk of the town.

peach sheer and

employed metallics,

lace below the knee

cocktails and dancing, with printed and embellished patterns borrowing heavily from interior design of the era. Bottega Veneta applied embellishment to make their graphic mark with beaded diamonds and squares resulting in a sleek look.


Milan Fashion Week

by Sara Nanni Prada

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Milan Fashion Week

by Sara Nanni Prada

Missoni

Versus

Gucci

Marni

Hot rodding her way into the top spot, Miuccia Prada’s SS12 homage to chicks and cars received rave reviews front row. D i r e c t l y referencing the 50s with varsity jackets and bandeau tops,

As eyebrow-raising as the Missoni SS12 collection was, it is their recent collaboration with budget American retailer, Target,

Versus, slam dunking in at second place, achieved the near-impossible with their sporty, yet feminine collection. Failing to make our London Top 10 Designers with his mainline collection, Christopher

Milan Fashion Week is typically known for its opulence and this season was no different, many of the shapes and detailing invoked the

Retro kitsch styles were abundant – from 50’s inspired detailing at Marni’s bold 70’s jumpsuits and the 50’s and 60’s Italian glamour embodied in Dolce & Gabbana’s collection. The

the collection borrowed boyish prints from the m e n s w e a r collection. Putting the ladies firmly in the driving seat were feminine, accordion pleat dresses and pin-up bathers. The mood was playful and full-blown retro; being the influencer that she is, expect others to jump on board.

which sees them ranking highly during Milan Fashion Week. This timing can only work to support the buzz around the mainline collection. The Sardinianinspired collection spoke of balmy, flamenco evenings with its tiered knit dresses and zebra prints. In aruba blue, bright yellow and maroon, the collection’s referencing may be too direct for some, but certainly scores for vibrancy.

Kane’s pairing with Donatella Versace works. The school gym catwalk belied the grown up take on the theme, there were no shrieking cheerleaders here. Cut-out details in a pastel palette veered towards girlishness, whilst the sleek lines and graphic prints ensured the collection scored big with commentators online.

decadence of the pre-depression 1920s. Gucci deconstructed the sharp architecture of the Art Deco period. Gucci’s collection in particular, which marked the brands 90th anniversary, employed metallics, rich embellishments and fringing to convey the excess and frivolity of the period.

theme marks a playfulness and lightheartedness that is often absent in the Milan collections, so it’s obvious to see why it quickly became the talk of the town.

Francesco Scognamiglio Finally pipped to the post after taking the top style spot at both New York and London fashion weeks, feminine

looks edged in at number three. While many collections embodied the vibe with the pretty pastels favoured this season, Francesco Scognamiglio’s collection channeled the look with a touch of boudoir. Standout pieces included a teal lace dress with cinched waist and peplum, and a peach sheer and lace below the knee pencil skirt. Bottega Veneta

The influx of graphic prints in Milan took a decidedly 1920s bent.The fringed flapper dresses need whisking straight out for cocktails and dancing, with printed and embellished patterns

borrowing heavily from interior design of the era. Bottega Veneta applied embellishment to make their graphic mark with beaded diamonds and s q u a r e s resulting in a sleek look.


Prada

by Sara Nanni

Fashion Week

Milan

Hot rodding her way into the top spot, Miuccia Prada’s SS12 homage to chicks and cars received rave reviews front row. Directly referencing the 50s with varsity jackets and bandeau tops, the collection borrowed boyish prints from the menswear collection. Putting the ladies firmly in the driving seat were feminine, accordion pleat dresses and pinup bathers. The mood was playful and full-blown retro; being the influencer that she is, expect others to jump on board.

Missoni

As eyebrowraising as the Missoni SS12 collection was, it is their recent collaboration with budget American retailer, Target, which sees them ranking highly during Milan Fashion Week. This timing can only work to support the buzz around the m a i n l i n e collection. The Sardinianinspired collection spoke of balmy, flamenco evenings with its

tiered knit dresses and zebra prints. In aruba blue, bright yellow and maroon, the collection’s referencing may be too direct for some, but certainly scores for vibrancy. Versus Versus, slam dunking in at second place, achieved the nearimpossible with their sporty, yet f e m i n i n e collection. Failing to make our London Top 10 Designers with his m a i n l i n e collection, Christopher Kane’s pairing with Donatella Versace works. The school gym catwalk belied the grown up take on the theme, there were no shrieking cheerleaders here. Cut-out details in a pastel palette veered towards girlishness, whilst the sleek lines and graphic prints ensured the collection scored big with commentators online.

the shapes and detailing invoked the decadence of the predepression 1920s. G u c c i deconstructed the sharp architecture of the Art Deco period. Gucci’s collection in particular, which marked the brands 90th anniversary, employed metallics, rich embellishments and fringing to convey the excess and frivolity of the period. Marni Retro kitsch styles were abundant – from 50’s inspired detailing at Marni’s bold 70’s jumpsuits and the 50’s and 60’s Italian glamour embodied in Dolce & Gabbana’s collection. The theme marks a playfulness and lightheartedness that is often absent in the Milan collections, so it’s obvious to see why it quickly became the talk of the town.

Gucci

Francesco Scognamiglio

Milan Fashion Week is typically known for its opulence and this season was no different, many of

Finally pipped to the post after taking the top style spot at both New York and London fashion weeks,

feminine looks edged in at number three. While many collections embodied the vibe with the pretty pastels favoured this season, Francesco Scognamiglio’s collection channeled the look with a touch of boudoir. Standout pieces included a teal lace dress with cinched waist and peplum, and a peach sheer and lace below the knee pencil skirt.

Bottega Veneta The influx of graphic prints in Milan took a decidedly 1920s bent.The fringed flapper dresses need whisking straight out for cocktails and dancing, with printed and embellished p a t t e r n s borrowing heavily from interior design of the era. Bottega Veneta a p p l i e d embellishment to make their graphic mark with beaded diamonds and squares resulting in a sleek look.


by Sara Nanni

Fashion Week

Milan

Prada Hot rodding her way into the top spot, Miuccia Prada’s SS12 homage to chicks and cars received rave reviews front row. Directly referencing the 50s with varsity jackets and bandeau tops, the collection borrowed boyish prints from the menswear collection. Putting the ladies firmly in the driving seat were feminine, accordion pleat dresses and pin-up bathers. The mood was playful and full-blown retro; being the influencer that she is, expect others to jump on board.

Missoni As eyebrow-raising as the Missoni SS12 collection was, it is their recent collaboration with budget American retailer, Target, which sees them ranking highly during Milan Fashion Week. This timing can only work to support the buzz around the mainline collection. The Sardinian-inspired collection spoke of balmy, flamenco evenings with its tiered knit dresses and zebra prints. In aruba blue, bright yellow and maroon, the collection’s referencing may be too direct for some, but certainly scores for vibrancy.

Versus Versus, slam dunking in at second place, achieved the near-impossible with their sporty, yet feminine collection. Failing to make our London Top 10 Designers with his mainline collection, Christopher Kane’s pairing with Donatella Versace works. The school gym catwalk belied the grown up take on the theme, there were no shrieking cheerleaders here. Cut-out details in a pastel palette veered towards girlishness, whilst the sleek lines and graphic prints ensured the collection scored big with commentators online.

Gucci

Milan Fashion Week is typically known for its opulence and this season was no different, many of the shapes and detailing invoked the decadence of the pre-depression 1920s. Gucci deconstructed the sharp architecture of the Art Deco period. Gucci’s collection in particular, which marked the brands 90th anniversary, employed metallics, rich embellishments and fringing to convey the excess and frivolity of the period.

Marni Retro kitsch styles were abundant – from 50’s inspired detailing at Marni’s bold 70’s jumpsuits and the 50’s and 60’s Italian glamour embodied in Dolce & Gabbana’s collection. The theme marks a playfulness and lightheartedness that is often absent in the Milan collections, so it’s obvious to see why it quickly became the talk of the town.

Francesco Scognamiglio Finally pipped to the post after taking the top style spot at both New York and London fashion weeks, feminine looks edged in at number three. While many collections embodied the vibe with the pretty pastels favoured this season, Francesco Scognamiglio’s collection channeled the look with a touch of boudoir. Standout pieces included a teal lace dress with cinched waist and peplum, and a peach sheer and lace below the knee pencil skirt.

Bottega Veneta The influx of graphic prints in Milan took a decidedly 1920s bent.The fringed flapper dresses need whisking straight out for cocktails and dancing, with printed and embellished patterns borrowing heavily from interior design of the era. Bottega Veneta applied embellishment to make their graphic mark with beaded diamonds and squares resulting in a sleek look.


by Sara Nanni

Fashion Week

Milan

Prada Hot rodding her way into the top spot, Miuccia Prada’s SS12 homage to chicks and cars received rave reviews front row. Directly referencing the 50s with varsity jackets and bandeau tops, the collection borrowed boyish prints from the menswear collection. Putting the ladies firmly in the driving seat were feminine, accordion pleat dresses and pin-up bathers. The mood was playful and full-blown retro; being the influencer that she is, expect others to jump on board.

Missoni As eyebrow-raising as the Missoni SS12 collection was, it is their recent collaboration with budget American retailer, Target, which sees them ranking highly during Milan Fashion Week. This timing can only work to support the buzz around the mainline collection. The Sardinianinspired collection spoke of balmy, flamenco evenings with its tiered knit dresses and zebra prints. In aruba blue, bright yellow and maroon, the collection’s referencing may be too direct for some, but certainly scores for vibrancy.

Versus Versus, slam dunking in at second place, achieved the nearimpossible with their sporty, yet

feminine collection. Failing to make our London Top 10 Designers with his mainline collection, Christopher Kane’s pairing with Donatella Versace works. The school gym catwalk belied the grown up take on the theme, there were no shrieking cheerleaders here. Cut-out details in a pastel palette veered towards girlishness, whilst the sleek lines and graphic prints ensured the collection scored big with commentators online.

Gucci Milan Fashion Week is typically known for its opulence and this season was no different, many of the shapes and detailing invoked the decadence of the predepression 1920s. Gucci deconstructed the sharp architecture of the Art Deco period. Gucci’s collection in particular, which marked the brands 90th anniversary, employed metallics, rich embellishments and fringing to convey the excess and frivolity of the period.

Marni Retro kitsch styles were abundant – from 50’s inspired detailing at Marni’s bold 70’s jumpsuits and the 50’s and 60’s Italian glamour embodied in Dolce & Gabbana’s collection.

The theme marks a playfulness and lightheartedness that is often absent in the Milan collections, so it’s obvious to see why it quickly became the talk of the town.

Francesco Scognamiglio Finally pipped to the post after taking the top style spot at both New York and London fashion weeks, feminine looks edged in at number three. While many collections embodied the vibe with the pretty pastels favoured this season, Francesco Scognamiglio’s collection channeled the look with a touch of boudoir. Standout pieces included a teal lace dress with cinched waist and peplum, and a peach sheer and lace below the knee pencil skirt.

Bottega Veneta The influx of graphic prints in Milan took a decidedly 1920s bent.The fringed flapper dresses need whisking straight out for cocktails and dancing, with printed and embellished patterns borrowing heavily from interior design of the era. Bottega Veneta applied embellishment to make their graphic mark with beaded diamonds and squares resulting in a sleek look.


by Sara Nanni

Milan Fashion Week

Prada

Milan Fashion Week. This

the theme, there were no

Hot rodding her way into the

timing can only work to

shrieking cheerleaders here.

top spot, Miuccia Prada’s

support the buzz around the

Cut-out details in a pastel

SS12 homage to chicks and

mainline collection. The

palette veered towards

cars received rave reviews

Sardinian-inspired collection

girlishness, whilst the sleek

front row. Directly

spoke of balmy, flamenco

lines and graphic prints

referencing the 50s with

evenings with its tiered knit

ensured the collection scored

varsity jackets and bandeau

dresses and zebra prints. In

big with commentators

tops, the collection borrowed

aruba blue, bright yellow and

online.

boyish prints from the

maroon, the collection’s

menswear collection. Putting

referencing may be too direct

the ladies firmly in the

for some, but certainly scores

driving seat were feminine,

for vibrancy.

collection channeled the Marni Retro kitsch styles were abundant – from 50’s inspired detailing at Marni’s bold 70’s jumpsuits and the 50’s and 60’s Italian glamour

look with a touch of boudoir. Standout pieces included a teal lace dress with cinched waist and peplum, and a peach sheer and lace below the knee pencil skirt.

embodied in Dolce & Gabbana’s collection. The

Bottega Veneta

theme marks a playfulness

The influx of graphic prints in

Gucci

and lightheartedness that is

Milan took a decidedly

Milan Fashion Week is

often absent in the Milan

1920s bent.The fringed

typically known for its

collections, so it’s obvious to

flapper dresses need

opulence and this season

see why it quickly became

whisking straight out for

Versus

was no different, many of the

the talk of the town.

cocktails and dancing, with

Versus, slam dunking in at

shapes and detailing invoked

second place, achieved the

the decadence of the pre-

near-impossible with their

depression 1920s. Gucci

sporty, yet feminine

deconstructed the sharp

collection. Failing to make

architecture of the Art Deco

Missoni

our London Top 10

period. Gucci’s collection in

As eyebrow-raising as the

Designers with his mainline

particular, which marked the

Missoni SS12 collection was,

collection, Christopher

brands 90th anniversary,

it is their recent collaboration

Kane’s pairing with

employed metallics, rich

with budget American

Donatella Versace works.

embellishments and fringing

retailer, Target, which sees

The school gym catwalk

to convey the excess and

them ranking highly during

belied the grown up take on

frivolity of the period.

accordion pleat dresses and pin-up bathers. The mood was playful and full-blown retro; being the influencer that she is, expect others to jump on board.

printed and embellished Francesco Scognamiglio Finally pipped to the post after taking the top style spot at both New York and London fashion weeks, feminine looks edged in at number three. While many collections embodied the vibe with the pretty pastels favoured this season, Francesco Scognamiglio’s

patterns borrowing heavily from interior design of the era. Bottega Veneta applied embellishment to make their graphic mark with beaded diamonds and squares resulting in a sleek look.

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