February 22, 2007

Milan Fashion Week FW07 Wrapup I

It's Milan time! While I don't care for all the collections shown in Milan, there are (exactly) five shows that I do look foward to each time.
The show that I look most foward to in Milan. I haven't seen something so fresh on the runway for so long, (granted, I've only been into fashion for a few years.) This collection makes one feel so many things, so many that I don't know how to describe this collection. It's simple, yet not so (in terms of fabric); it's not flashy, but it is still so strangely glamorous at the same time; it's a FW collection, but the colours were so fresh it felt like a SS collection; with the sober tailoring and expensive material, it's grown-up, but with the laminating colour flashes and knee-high socks, it seemed young. Can we say genius?
Simple, elegant grown-up clothes.
Weird fluffy, shaggy material jacket. And look, bright mustard yellow socks!
Solid blocks of colours -is that very 90's? Plus, the outfit with the coat without sleeves on the right -unsexy yet glamorous.
Look at the dress on Sasha (middle) -it looks like an ordinary black dress, but the skirt section is made of a different material as the top part. Plus, I really want that hat! Tada, Miuccia is already sporting her FW07 vision.
Miuccia Prada said, "simple and strange"; Suzy Menkes said, "Prada vision light year ahead". Loves it.
I have to say, the key designers have really been surprising me this season in terms of colours and direction. This Burberry collection was a departure from the previous ones. It's so dark, elegantly edgy and slightly severe. I mean, I usually associate Burberry with older rich people who favour pretty, somewhat fashionable and elegant designs. Not that this collection isn't elegant -it is -but it's just darker than one would imagine. I like dark things, so I like this collection, but what do the normal Burberry fans think?
Dark, somewhat shiny coats of many varieties, including parkas. A-line silhouette created with above-knee dresses or coats and belts.
Tights with ankle boots continue to rock next FW.
I really like these edgy-feeling, pretty, knee-high dresses. The elbow gloves make the outfit look even more edgy sleek.
Hmm, I'm not much of a D&G fan, but it's always fun to look at the more youthful collections. This collection is all about leopard prints, leopard prints and leopard prints in a 50's way.
Is it just me or does this collection seem less trashy than the past D&G collections?
The colour palette was quite neatrual -black, cream, gold, red and err, leopard prints.
Observe the HUGE bag (in the right photo).
What did you think of these collections? Can't wait to see more from Milan!
Photo sources: Style.com, Elle


Anonymous Anonymous said...

prada is lovely, but very 90s.. which seems so soon to be saying that!

burberry is very well done.. commercial but interesting. dark but not scary to its customer.

and d&g just looks like slutty summer to me.. is this seriously meant to be a/w?

2/22/2007 8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the Burberry outfits but the faces of the models looked scary. I'm not sure if there's something wrong with the makeups or the lights OR it's just because theses models are way too skinny, they looked like ghosts.

2/22/2007 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the models look deathly skinny, i don't think i've ever seen a show with girls that looked so unhealthy...really disturbing. nice clothes though!

2/22/2007 3:30 PM  
Anonymous Matilda said...

That D&G bag really is ridiculously large! I am so tired of that trend, can't wait for it to be gone (seems like it's already slowly disappearing though)

2/22/2007 4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sort of liked the Prada collection as a statement and artistic expression. But I can't imgagine who'd look good in those carpet-looking, sqare sweaters and skirts. They just aren't flattering. Anything that makes Sasha look like she's got breasts to her bellybutton can't possibly look good on regular folk...

2/22/2007 6:07 PM  
Anonymous Lals said...

I really like the D&G collection except for the overkill of leopard print but it's young and fun!

I love those Burberyy dresses and all the outfits in the middle pictures but I'm not so sure about those top coats.

The Prada collection just seems wrong in so many ways but I guess it could just be that it's not to my taste.

2/22/2007 7:32 PM  
Anonymous brenny said...

i really liked burberry
and a little bit of D&G

2/23/2007 1:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I just ask...what the !@#$ is wrong with that model wearing the tuxedo-esque outfit? SCARY.

2/23/2007 2:54 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

i love the prada collection! so pretty and light. it got slammed by a nytimes article tho. like an earlier comment, nytimes said it was illfitting and more of an art, abstract concept than wearable clothing. i don't care! i loved it.

burberry. also loved it.
d&g, liked, not love.

2/23/2007 3:08 AM  
Blogger Lauren Grace said...

I like bits and pieces of the Prada collection, but overall I was dissapointed.

The Burberry surprised. I like it, but I'm dissapointed in the lack of color, and the models look like death.

I really like the D&G, there is a bit of an overload of leopard print but for the most part I like this collection alot.

2/23/2007 7:29 AM  
Blogger Elle said...

ohhh the burberry was amazing for chic rock n roll ish and as for D&G well still kind of tacky.

2/23/2007 12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prada is fashion; the others are costumes. I look to Prada for color and shape. I love the mustard again this year and the beautiful green and blue, and the thick, loose, enveloping shapes. So much to take in. The others aren't worth commenting on.

2/23/2007 1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE this blog. It's so prolific, and fun and colorful. Loved the Burberry although I'm not rich or famous, but the dresses were FAB

2/23/2007 7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have got tosay if this is fashion then i will stay naked theople have taste in thier mouth

2/23/2007 7:40 PM  
Blogger Cassie said...

I feel like we are watching a merge of the grunge 90s with the headache that was the 80s. I think the only good thing that's coming out of the runways are the patent leather accessories (something about the shiny leather) and the deep rich colors like green and red.


Cassie @ LuxLuv - Luxe Blog

2/24/2007 12:21 AM  
Blogger NYC Fashionista said...

I love the Prada collection. There are a lot of beautiful textures and colors this year.

Do people really buy Burberry clothes? I mean, really! All I ever see are their scarves, treach coats, and leather goods, which probably constitute most of their revenue.

2/26/2007 3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yall must be joking.. prada looks like all those girls just rolled out of bed.. there isnt anything fab about that...

however... Burberry did a wonderful job showing off a little of an crazy- fun look...

oh and D&G is amazing.. if you looked at the whole fashion show you would fall in love.. its an amazing look for fall.. lep. and red are extremely hott

3/06/2007 12:27 PM  
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