Monday, February 28, 2011

Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011 PT 5 Clean Lines: Gianfranco Ferre, Jil Sander, Marni


Jil Sander

Raf Simmons continues to play with proportions, cocoon shapes and colour:


Gianfranco Ferre

My favourite piece by Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi's collection for Gianfranco Ferre was the white cashmere coat, which buttoned up one side of the torso and had two sculptural, satin-edged lapels, and a standup collar (the purple dress after is it comes a close second):

Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011 PT 4: Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta

Clashing prints, shaggy coats and bright colours at Bottega Veneta? Yes indeed! There were knee-length skirts, trim little cardigans, sleeveless shifts, and sparkling semiprecious jewelry, use of unexpected fabrics; the lace dresses used both real and virtual lace (a spray-painting technique created trompe l'oeil lace stencils). Loved this collection from Tomas Maier: