Monday, September 27, 2010

Milan Fashion Week Round-up #3

Ok, so, Milan Fashion Week, yay, awesomeness, etc, read on for that.  BUT the big news is the Venomous Villains is up on the MAC site and that I ordered what I wanted!  So those should be here on Friday.  I'm keeping y'all in suspense until I get them. :)

Marco de Vincenzo, Dolce & Gabbana: In all honesty, 95% of the time I strongly dislike fringe.  It always seems so cheap and '80s or campy and cowgirl-ish.  But on this Marco de Vincenzo look it transcends tacky embellishment to become gorgeous and tactile and organic.  It looks like a giant, furry flower growing on a tee dress, which sounds odd but looks kind of awesome, no?  So the Dolce & Gabbana show this season was themed on a bride's trousseau, almost all different luxe white fabrics.  From far away this dress looks like just another white maxi dress, but up close you can see all the intricate details and the sheer skirt, which takes it to a totally different level.

Dolce & Gabbana, Aquilano.Rimondi: I feel like this little white dress shouldn't be sexy, but somehow Dolce & Gabbana make it pretty darn hot.  There's something so alluring about how simple the silhouette is against how subtly ornate the fabric and detailing are.  The way that the red skirt on the right moves as the model walks is just so perfect.  It's almost converted me to floor long skirts.

DSquared, Iceberg: DSquared went surprising low on the camp factor this year, and instead went for refined, boy meets girl '50s inspired looks.  A croc-embossed leather skirt would be a lot on its own, but paired with a long-sleeved button up and a slouchy cardigan, it's the perfect mix of sexy and demure.  Hemlines this season are a bit longer, but all those floor-length and knee length skirts are being vamped up with thigh-high slits.  I adore this look from Iceberg--the slouchy parka over the skin-baring skirt.  It's so unexpectedly sexy.

Versus, Moschino Cheap & Chic: Versus has had a serious theme going for the past two seasons: mini-dresses with odd cutouts, in a variety of colors and patterns. This season it was plaids and florals, lots and lots of them.  I love that the skirt on this dress looks so much like a kilt, but a slightly naughty kilt, and the top is so subtly sexy, with just a hint of cleavage peeking out.  Moschino Cheap & Chic was a total hit this year--quirky, nerd chic at its best.  A fun floral top with a basic, safari-esque skirt?  Easygoing, flattering '70s chic in a nutshell.

Pucci: Pucci this season was all about sexy, Greek inspired party wear, and in the best possible way.  There were the seasonal stables of long, flowing sheer dresses, but at Pucci they were sexed up with thigh-high slits and geometric cutouts.  This first dress is so beachy and light, with just the right amount of contrast from the harness top, and the orange dress taps into the '70s movement nicely.

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