September 28th, 2011
Milan Fashion Week: Best Of The Best
All images via Style.com
We love highlighting new designers, but Milan Fashion Week is all about the fashion dynasties. The likes of Gucci, Pucci, Prada, and Fendi are legendary for a reason and it’s because they always deliver new, exciting, trend-setting collections.
Gucci has always been one of our favorites and creative director Frida Giannini has never disappointed. After Fall’s very ’70s look, the Gucci girl will be headed to the Jazz Age for Spring. Following Marc Jacobs’ drop-waisted flapperesque dresses, Giannini continued the trend with a number of dresses in the same silhouette in green, white, navy, and gold covered in sequins and beading. Our favorite is the strapless number above that just screams glamour. As with all Gucci collections, this one is a red carpet magnet and we can’t wait to see some A-listers rock these looks in the Spring.
Our other Milan favorites are after the jump and they are lovely!
We say sadly because this is one of our favorite D&G collections in recent memory. The line can get a little too gimmicky for our tastes (see Fall’s alphabet collection) and while sixty-one looks inspired by scarves can read gimmicky as well, it also reads fabulous.
With distinct inspiration from classic Versace and Hermès scarves, D&G send down look after look of sumptuous silks in wild and colorful prints. It was hard to pick a favorite, but this halter dress does it for us. The coral is gorgeous and we love the contrast with the yellow and blue top.
Say farewell to D&G by checked out their Spring 2012 collection.
Pastel colors were again seen and the looks were covered in studs and prints inspired by the sea. Shells, starfish, seahorses, and the sexiest seaweed we’ve ever seen made up the graphic conversational prints.
The shoes were ginormous as always and even caused poor Lindsey Wixson to take a tumble in the look at left, which just happens to be our favorite. Another red carpet magnet gown that we can’t wait to see come awards season.
And is it proper to have hair envy even when the hair in question is a wig? Each girl had straight, perfectly blown out locks that have made us reconsider our recent hair strategy.
Click here for Versace’s Spring 2012 collection.
You’ll never guess what era Veronica Etro took her inspiration from for her Spring 2012 collection. If you guessed the roaring ’20s Jazz Age get yourself a new Birkin!
The era du jour for Spring 2012 has reared its head again and we’re happy to say that Etro’s interpretation is just as gorgeous and the other lines using the same silhouettes.
This beautifully beaded drop-waist dress with a little pleated skirt peeking out is on our lust list from here on out. Etro’s signature paisley print was very subtle in this collection and we’re all for it.
You’ll all come to the Roaring ’20s party we’ll be throwing this Spring to celebrate these looks, yes? We guarantee there will be bathtub gin and lots of it.
One thing we didn’t expect from Salvatore Ferragamo’s Spring 2012 collection was tropical prints. But tropical prints we got and we loved them!
If Hawaiian shirts went luxury, they would look something like this. Gorgeous silky, summery dresses flowed down the runway. There were bright colors a plenty, but we’re picking this one with slightly more muted tones as our favorite.
It makes you want to take a vacation to somewhere drink are served with little umbrellas, you know?
So that’s three down and one to go, Kickettes. We’re ready for Paris, but do tell us if you have any favorites from Milan that we missed.