1 Oct
Simplicity was a big theme throughout the shows

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photos courtesy of nymag.com

Milan Fashion Week recently ended and the runways were amazing. Most of the girls had pretty natural makeup around the eyes and the hair was not overly complicated. Simplicity was a big theme throughout the shows, which had a lot of flowing dresses, lace, and clean construction. Make the jump to check out some of the shows’ highlight  for Spring 2010 direct from Milan.

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Alberta Ferretti (below): This show had a lot of noticeably longer hemlines and sheer fabric usage. It was feminine and sexy while still using good construction. Colors focused on were a little matte in creams, light lavenders, beiges, and of course grays. Hottest dress of the collection was a mid-calf length nude colored number with the fabric crossing at the top of the bust and over the shoulder.

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Krizia (below): This collection utilized one of my favorites: stripes. And not the boring small stripes you find in department stores, but large, bold, 1960s cigarette smoking bandit girl stripes. Outside of the solid black and white striped genre, Krizia’s spring show had some metallic colors like acid teal and fuschia, as well as a little bit of the girlie prints. The satin head accessories were used throughout and will be a great way to add spice (though I’m thinking this winter, why wait til spring?)…
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Prada (below): Full pouty red lips and deep charcoals, this collection was walking under-stated sex. Though the shoes seen left a bit to be desired, the overall look at Prada was city chic. Shorts are full on, hair is in pigtails and parted on the side. The more significant part of the Prada show was the whole makeup/hair/appearance of the girls. But I would definitely single out the thigh length sleek jacket as a winner.
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Roberto Cavalli (below): Cavalli’s collection was country breezes and Italian neck scarves. The desinger used a palette of earth tones, lots of flower prints, and scarves around the necks of most of the models, creating a nice effect of bringing back the less-is-more seduction scene. Once again prominent themes were use of longer hems and use of sheer fabrics.
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Dolce & Gabbana (below): My favortie collection from the Milan runways this season. This season the boys combined a little of the old with a little of the recent. They used laces and overlaying sheer fabrics, it’s true, but they added the romantic goth twist to their collection that makes me think of older Dolce & Gabbana. Crimson lips, simple hair, and black chokers with large crosses. Amazing. They managed in this collection to be the rock and roll designer label they became known for while keeping up with times and having pieces that look accessible. Favorite look of the collection is knee length sheer lace skirt with black lace top. The layer of the two of them in the middle creates an effect that accomplishes without looking too overdone.
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Keep checking as Paris Fashion Week is now underway and we will of course be reviewing…

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