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MOSCHINO turns 30 this year and celebrations have been non-stop. As one would expect from a house such as this, a milestone anniversary was never going to slip by, unnoticed. The Italians already staged a runway show in Shanghai earlier this year, and everyone was expecting something bigger and better on home turf this week. Invitations arrived accompanied by a boxed white t-shirt branded “For Fashion Victims Only,” and for days now, rumours have been circling of Gloria Gaynor set to perform I am what I am. Those rumours proved true. The show opened with video footage of founder Franco Moschino, who died in 1994 from complications of AIDS, aged just 44. It was a poignant moment, but show-goers, fuelled by champagne supped in the courtyard, were in the mood for a party and with that, the curtain opened and out popped Pat Cleveland in that full-skirted “cow” gown (the same gown she wore 30 years ago, in 1983 for the house’s first ever fashion show). The crowd lapped it up whooping and cheering. Only in Milan. Other archival hits followed, such as the clustered teddy bear hat and scarf, and a ball gown made from bin bags.
The spring collection that followed is best described as a catalogue of reworked greatest hits, from safety-pinned embellished black jackets with ring-pull zip pockets, to rose-printed dresses, gingham bloomers, monochrome ruffle-collared skirt suits and T-shirts emblazoned “Niente” and a caftan that read “Holy Chic”. Everything was trussed up on good girls or bad girls, the former accessorised with pearls, the latter with brassy gold chains, hoop earrings, and those shouty logo belts. It was humorous, delightful, outrageous and ridiculous and in all, a thoroughly fitting tribute by Rossella Jardini, Frano Moschino’s friend and former assistant who took up the reins in the mid Nineties – and yes, there are many pieces here that will prove to be commercial hits too, when these clothes land in stores in spring – but in truth, that wasn’t really the point of it all this evening. Take it away Gaynor…!
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Mixed-up prints, bright hues, and vertiginous shoes — so far there’s been so much eye candy on the streets of Milan that it’s hard to even know where to look. It also doesn’t hurt that some of the industry’s best-dressed players are all in attendance: Anna Dello Russo, Elisa Nalin, Kate Lanphear, Natalie Joos, Giovanna Battaglia, and more. Click through to peek the best styles of Milan Fashion Week, and be sure to check back soon — we’ll be adding more chic looks just as soon as they come in. Continue reading
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The first Milan Fashion Week show of Day 2 was Max Mara. The main inspiration of the collection was Africa and safari style, filtered through the iconic style of the maison. The main items were safari jackets, trenches, jumpsuits and tuxedos. The colors passed from the warm shades like tan, beige, camel to more cold shades and deepest black. I really liked the mix of floral colors and military prints and the oversized tortoise sunglasses.
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After New York and London, it’s Milan Fashion Week turn to have a say as to how women will dress for the spring-summer 2013. If the first day of previews was any indication, next summer will feature a lot of bold color and patterns. While the more structured, usually daytime, looks were in heavier fabrics, evening or playtime came in airier, diaphanous materials like chiffon and tulle at Gucci in Milan. ‘Sophisticated and essential’: Gucci’s Spring and Summer 2013 collection featured bold shades
Romantic looks: Some of the delicate prints were reminiscent of Japanese floral wallpaper and the bell sleeves of a simple cocktail sheath (left) underlined the couture feel of the Gucci collection
Milan designers are offering more romantic looks rather than their trademark slinky and sexy. Long and loose pants were paired with ample tunic tops while voluminous long skirts offered a nice sweep. The accessories – high-heels and bags alike – often replicated Continue reading
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For the Geo Quiz, we are looking for a city that is hosting a major fashion show this week. It is not Paris, Milan, or London.
It is Fashion Week in the West African nation of Senegal and more than 30 top African designers are in town. The city we are looking for is Senegal’s largest city and the westernmost on the African continent. Designers are there to showcase their creations -bold prints and stylish accessories – designs designs that reflect Africa’s many cultures. Dakaris the answer to the Geo Quiz where dozens of top African fashion designers are taking part in the Fashion Week. The BBC’s Thomas Fessy says organizers are hoping the Fashion Week will boost the profile of Africa’s emerging fashion industry.
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Milan Fashion Week has drawn to a close and we’ve taken a look at the key trends to emerge for next season from the Italian catwalks. Fur, as already seen on the Autumn/Winter 2012 runway in both New York and London, also returned to Milan as the winter outerwear favorite.
AW12 trend: Fur. Missoni, Gucci and Etro.
Soft fur jackets contrasted Etro’s boho styles and Missoni’s signature colorful knitted stripes while two-tone fur complimented Marni’s block color collection. Full fur coats were seen at Gucci and Fendi, the former adopting a classic look while the latter opted for bright dyed fur.
AW12 trend: Slate. Anteprima and Sportmax. Continue reading
M. Patmos can be found at Barneys New York, Kirna Zabete, and Browns of London hosted here by Milk Studios, NYC
New York’s runways are buzzing with New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012. Find all of our exclusive coverage of the hottest green fashion here. Bright knitwear, multifunctional garments, and textured layering pieces are the sound of the season for M. Patmos who revealed its fall 2012 eco-fashion collection on Thursday. ©Emma Grady says: “I think everything in the collection is something you can wear right now,” Patmos told TreeHugger. “That’s the goal really, to find something new that you just want to buy because you don’t have that exact thing but want a new, unique version of it.”
- New Fall 2012 Shows: Kaelen, Peter Som, M. Patmos, and More (nymag.com)
- EcoSalon at NYFW: M.Patmos (ecosalon.com) Continue reading