Friday, December 9, 2011

The Leftovers: Milan Fashion Week SS12

Milan hit all of the “right” notes. It was as if the designers had a cheat sheet and were checking off items as they went.

The Neons

At Bottega Veneta

At MaxMara

At Versus

At Antonio Marras

The Florals

At Dolce & Gabbana

At Blumarine

At Antonio Marras

At Albino

At Roberto Cavalli

Le Sportif

At MaxMara

The Peplums

At Giorgio Armani

At Francesco Scognamiglio

The Shorts

At Etro

At No. 21

Yet something was off. The overall tone felt muddled and without direction. Follow the Leader was the game being played and though there was some sidestepping of the rules, it was not in the way that garners applause.

The Milan runways were witness to the reappearance of the transparency trend seen during the Spring/Summer 2011 season. There is something to be said for breaking off from the other cities and finding a trend all your own but not when it is simply being warmed over and served up from a season not yet old enough to be forgotten.

Though, as always, there were those who handled it deftly.

At Marni

At Alberta Ferretti

At Luisa Beccaria

At Dolce & Gabbana

At Etro

At Fendi

When everything came to an end, I feverishly waited for Paris.

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