Monday, September 28, 2009

Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010

Surprisingly, quite a few of my favourite designers were not my favourites for Spring/Summer 2010 at Milan Fashion Week. Many still were, and I discovered a new favourite:

Aquilano.Rimondo - headed by designers Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi. Their first collection under their independantly-financed label, Aquilano.Rimondo debuted in Milan's Spring/Summer 2009 Fashion Week in September 2008.

For SS'10, the designers turned out deluxe Italian fabrics, stunning brocades, a pair of tiny miniskirts were inspired by Monet and Gaudí. Sharply tailored safari jackets, belted dresses, and vests mingled with the shiny cocktail-hour fare. I absolutely loved the ivory gauzey blouse that was worn under the strapless dress, and these other breathtaking pieces below. I look forward to seeing more from this brilliant pair, who share an obsession with Elsa Schiaparelli:

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Gianfranco Ferre

Salvatore Ferragamo

Bottega Veneta

Roberto Cavalli

Maurizio Pecoraro