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MFW COVERAGE: Closing Time

After four posts, we are done with Milano! This is the last one from MFW, for you today: Ferré, Cavalli, Versace and Armani. Shall we?

GIANFRANCO FERRÉ

Talk about refreshing and beautiful. This collection was definitely a pleasant surprise and an unexpected move from designer duo, Stefano Citron and Federico Piaggi. With a dark color palette that included, bottle green, deep blue and black, they payed particular attention to construction. Shapes were architectural and beautiful and textures mixed with each other creating a harmonic clash. Ensembles were mostly monochromatic and volumes played a really important part. I think it’s safe to say this has been one of my favorite MFW collections, simply stellar!

ROBERTO CAVALLI

A wild, wild mash-up from Roberto Cavalli and we are not surprised. The designer, well- known for his more is more philosophy, managed to make crocodile skin sparkly and shiny and brocade fun and bright. Cavalli took his silhouettes from one extreme to another, mini was everywhere, but so was maxi. Each look was unique and charged with details and textures but the show always had continuity and that free-spirited air.

Being the legend that he has worked to become, his model line-up was decisively strong (you know you are big when Naomi closes the show for you). His flowing gowns with wild prints were present, his gold ensembles were also there. Models sported long and straight tresses and dark, sexy eyes. What I enjoyed the most: that bohemian vibe and the way he managed to wild print on fur.

GIORGIO ARMANI

Armani has never been my cup of tea, but since he gave us some punchy colors for the season, to hell with it, I’ll review him. With the fedora as the main accessory on the runway, Giorgio Armani sent out his classic, tailored pieces paired up with bright colored fur, abstract prints and some knits. The shapes were sharp, the tailoring precise and the vibe was cool enough. A little out of his comfort zone but it does seem to work.

VERSACE

I think I’ll just keep my personal opinions to myself on this one. Let’s just state some facts: the mood was dark and gothic, colors went from power black to punchy shades of tangerine and lemon. Models wore cropped bangs. Lindsay Wixson (the model that stumbled on Donatella’s stellar Spring 2012 show) was the show closer.

Garments were embellished and embroidered.  As always, the final part of the show had some red carpet looks. The only thing I swooned for, the fishnet boots. I’ll try to keep the mermaids on the Spring collection in mind and forget about this one. Hey, there’s always next season.

LOOK OF THE DAY

Since Cavalli was part of today’s MFW line-up, how about some animal print. For this look I went with a pair of skin-tight, python leggings from Just Cavalli. For the top, a nude, asymmetrical top from Nasty Gal . Over it, a leather biker jacket in tan from ASOS. For the shoes, a Spring effect thanks to a pair of nude wedges from one of my current favorites, Bionda Castana.

For the bag, to keep it cool and laid-back, Marc Jacobs Cement messenger. For jewelry, a baroque pendant from Bijoux Heart, a ring trio from ASOS and a snake ring from. For the final touch, from the Daphne Guiness collection for MAC, Blueblood for your nails.

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA.

It’s a wrap for MFW, tomorrow we start with Paris! Be sure to check back! Oh and very soon, giveaway announcement!!!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofía Alanis
Photos: style.com

All texts are written by me, PLAGIARISM is not cool…

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The Daily Fashion Bread: July 12, 2011

Hello my sweet readers! After a 5 day pause (I’m so sorry about that) I am back to bring you some freshly baked bread! And since the fashion industry doesn’t stop, even if I am on holiday, here are some highlights.

  • Armani underwear goes bad Hollywood bombshell, Megan Fox, has been replaced! The italian designer has chosen a bad girl as the new spokesperson for the underwear and jeans ad campaigns. With the distinguished Victoria Beckham as his first choice a few years ago and the world’s hottest woman, Miss Fox as his second one, Mr. Armani is spicing things up a bit this year. Rihanna, well known for her daring fashion, risquè outfits and rauchy performances, has already shot the ads that are set to come out this September. Brace yourselfs for some wild photos, sexy poses and a touch of porn. Thank God those ads will be black & white, I’m kind of sick of her channeling Bozo the Clown.

  • Kenzo and Antonio Marras parts ways The LVMH group announced today that the italian designer is to be replaced with retail duo, Humberto de Leon and Carol Lim. The pair behind the store Opening Ceremony were chosen in an attempt to refresh the brand. Opening Ceremony has had major success since the opening in 2002. Antonio Marrras was creative director of the brand for 8 years and has his own brand. Little do we know about his future, but the rumors are starting to say he could be the next head designer at Dior.
  • Mariacarla is on fire The 30 year old italian is better than ever and at the top of her modeling game. At that age, usually modeling careers are over or about to end. But for Mariacarla Boscono, this is not the case. It’s well-known that she is Riccardo Tisci’s muse. But for this season, she seems to be everyone’s favorite girl. We will be seeing her as one of the faces of Givenchy this fall, along with Naomi Campbell and Natalia Vodianova, as the star of Loewe’s glamorous and a bit raw campaign, and with Natasha Poly and Karen Elson for the always dramatic, Roberto Cavalli.
  • Swanepoel is definitely high fashion We know her for her Victoria’s Secret’s wings and some other catwalk now and then. But for this coming season, Candice is the face of the man of the hour (every hour that is), Tom Ford. Shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, the South African beauty showcases a sexy, fierce, glamorous woman. The shots are brigh with color, glossy and with a touch of drama. For the gentleman, Tom has given us the gorgeous Jon Kortajarena, looking slick, sophisiticated and cool.
  • Balenciaga Fall/Winter Campaign Now this is a first! Nicolas Ghesquière has released a backstage video of his new ad campaign, featuring models Liya Kebede, Liisa Winkler, and Julia Nobis. It was shot by Steven Meisel, who has been very busy this year. Click here to see the video.
  • Hermione Granger’s last red carpet This is the last we’ll see of the Harry Potter character, certainly we will be seeing a lot more of the british beauty, Emma Watson. For the New York premiere of the film, Emma chose a daring and interesting Bottega Veneta gown. Not a safe choice, but definitely Miss Granger really pulled it off, as always.
Check back tomorrow for some Haute Couture
Sweet kisses…

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