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.

  • http://thevanguardblog.wordpress.com/ victoriadelacamara

    I love the oversized dresses at the bottom with the mixed fabrics! Insane!
    http://thevanguardblog.wordpress.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03144510812991857506 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.

    http://styleaccordingtome.blogspot.com

  • http://stalkingisallowed.com/2012/02/obsession-of-the-week-part-i-the-orange-statement-piece/ Stalkingisallowed

    Prada.
    #EnoughSaid
    #OkBye

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12463023121697072678 Tina

    drooling over the D&G; collection

    http://WWW.TINACIOUS.ME ~ http://WWW.TINACIOUS.ME

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10418547238996143646 YoUngLiNgToN

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

    http://www.younglington.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13248457257839392171 Nuit Hernandez

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05325730962858684220 Ana G

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

  • Anonymous

    Trivia Answer: Proenza Schouler Fall 2012.
    Welcome back!

  • http://www.modelovers.com modelovers

    All collections are so gorgous!

    Tanja

    http://www.modelovers.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15992012518203792325 Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..

    i am with you!!! Roberto Cavalli was the best this year!!!!!!
    http://bonnieclydemarni.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Creativity&Chocolate

    Love the collection by Gucci!

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12186901125870069099 Sharon

    I love the parrot jacket from D&G;!

    http://style-chameleon.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/sadeFinds Sadefinds

    Jil sander is a genius!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/sadeFinds

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14625802959152606446 anna

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

    http://brandnewbyanna.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 TripsTreasures

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

    http://www.tripsandtreasures.net
    fashion & lifestyle in BElgium

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841237588940938787 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, vogue.com.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06933090666730700519 Closeted Dreamer

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

  • http://www.popcosmo.com Kim @PopCosmo

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12047263333729847865 Moni

    nice ones, I guess I like the Gucci and Dolce the most.. :)
    http://arainbowswan.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09512059999305405106 Rafaela Saad

    I loved the compositions .. super inspiring! kisses

    Be sure to check the look of the day:
    http://rafaelasaad.blogspot.com/2012/03/meu-look-listras-cor.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00613984448968809012 “coy” colleen

    what…a tease

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12023861398976884178 Maria Elena

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

  • http://www.indiantag.com/indian-wholesale/sarees-blouses.html Sarees

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15901568084463124376 matchalattewardrobe
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09387887588088233799 Lips N Stick
  • http://simplyclassyme.blogspot.com Inés

    Gorgeous. Gucci!!!…

    Have the best weekend!
    Big hugs!
    Inés

    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

  • http://www.dressedwell.co.uk Designer Clothing Online

    Great collections!

    Mens Clothing Online

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02741662169602774885 EXECUTION STYLE

    Lovin the gucci goth!

  • Anonymous

    super thoughtful

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12873353132459039218 VSP

    Paris shows!!!! quick!

  • Anonymous

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