From Milan

March 1, 2012

False alarm. The aforeposted BRB is actually just an RB. As in, right back, I am here. Hola. Bonjour. Many asked so I’ll have you know the sweater clad in shark eating nipple illustrating my “be back in a GIFfy!” is by Markus Lupfer. I thought I was going to Paris yesterday, I did not in fact go which yields good news and bad news, the good news is: steady posts, the bad news is: Paris is the shit. Never mind that though, let’s do what we did last week:talk the fleeting fashion week and continue forward with our lives. Up today: a look back at Milan.

We’ll start where most good stories about man repelling start: at Marni. I’ve been going back and forth in my head of heads contemplating a reversion to white tights. There’s a toddler at ballet quirky charm about them and paired with printed pants, clog open toe shoes and maybe the sporadic patent leather trench vest or red maxi cape, it’s a tale that reprimands the use of medical birth control as old as time. A redundant saying, yes, but so necessary to include sometimes.

Over at Dolce & Gabbana,I commend the consistency Stefano and Domenico pay to the stream of their collections. Ultimately it must be said, this is essentially a continuation of Spring. Sure, the sheer accents, lush gold appliques, vibrant use of color and interesting silhouettes render this a competing for first place top five favorite, but where’s the departure from comfort zone? Also, here’s some trivia for you: at what other show was Sara Blomqvist (second at left) graced with the opportunity to wear birds over her nipples?

While you mull that over, we look to Prada, where for the fourth consecutive season, the collection maintains its signature Prada mystique without falling victim to this-is-just-last-season-with-tights syndrome. Long trench vest dress hybrids, geometric prints, quirky wool use, midi skirts over cropped pants and some shoes that look like they may or may not be dripping over onto the ground keep it fresh. The embellishments and un-contrived nature of the silhouettes keep it…Prada.

With the inclusion of copious cape coats that look like robes, skimpy sheath midi dresses and overall light, airy and flimsy vibe, Jil Sanderplays with innerwear as outerwear motifs. Two of my favorite looks included a patent leather strapless a-line dress. How many of those do you own? Conversely, a jumpsuit that divides the tatas from the stomach and plays with the borders of semi-repelling. See, it’s fun for everyone.

A cropped black leather coat, brocade harem style pants, velvet accents, make-shift peplums and a small dose of floral print make Guccithe perfect combination of virtually everything. It’s black without being too dark, romantic without feeling too girly and high end art without exuding an element of unwearable.

There’s also a steroid-stricken cape, so…

And finally, I believe the Milan winner, winner chicken dinner this season was Roberto Cavalli who in an unapologetic manner dressed all his models like really expensive tents. Tiered layers of peplum, mermaid tails and sweater, sequined metallic parachute pants, and though I can’t say I’m thrilled about the leopard print blazer, holy hot loins. I want to be on you, part two.

  • victoriadelacamara

    I love the oversized dresses at the bottom with the mixed fabrics! Insane!

  • mary louise

    love reading your coverage of the fashion weeks. i really love the Jil Sander and Prada collections. that leather dress is AMAZING. i want.

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  • Tina

    drooling over the D&G; collection


  • YoUngLiNgToN

    Nice report ! I just dream in front of all these outfits moving in the air

  • Nuit Hernandez

    Gucci Gucci Gucci!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVES it.

  • Ana G

    My favorite collections are Roberto Cavalli and Jil Sander. Indeed all of this beauties are man repeller material.

  • Anonymous

    Trivia Answer: Proenza Schouler Fall 2012.
    Welcome back!

  • modelovers

    All collections are so gorgous!


  • Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..

    i am with you!!! Roberto Cavalli was the best this year!!!!!!

  • Creativity&Chocolate

    Love the collection by Gucci!

  • Sharon

    I love the parrot jacket from D&G;!

  • Sadefinds

    Jil sander is a genius!

  • anna

    mermaid tail + sweater… there's just one word to describe that: masterpiece!

  • TripsTreasures

    Prada and Jil Sander are definitely my favorites. Can't wait for Paris fashion week though
    fashion & lifestyle in BElgium

  • Lydia

    Oh I loooooved Cavalli's show!!! Not that I went, but like from my seat at home, in Virgina, via the internet. Thank you,

  • Closeted Dreamer

    Sorry you didn't get to go to Paris , Paris is the shit ! :)

  • Kim @PopCosmo

    Prada looked sublime… simple, sleek and sophisticated. It never misses the mark!

  • Moni

    nice ones, I guess I like the Gucci and Dolce the most.. :)

  • Rafaela Saad

    I loved the compositions .. super inspiring! kisses

    Be sure to check the look of the day:

  • “coy” colleen

    what…a tease

    thanks for sharing your thoughts on these collections before brb-ing!

  • Maria Elena

    nice…. love the first Dolce dress.
    Anything on the Rocks

  • Sarees

    All collections are so gorgous!My favorite collections are Roberto Cavalli and Jil Sander.

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  • Inés

    Gorgeous. Gucci!!!…

    Have the best weekend!
    Big hugs!

  • Designer Clothing Online

    Great collections!

    Mens Clothing Online


    Lovin the gucci goth!

  • Anonymous

    super thoughtful

  • Man Repeller

    ding ding ding!

  • Nina

    I am absolutly in love with the Dolce and Gabbana runway. The yellow and the black are so gorgeous together. Thank you for posting this. The collection is amazing and now I have a new brand to dream about. Love your blog, you're hilarious!

  • VSP

    Paris shows!!!! quick!

  • Anonymous

    I am oddly turned on by Cavalli's tent-like pants. I need an intervention.