The Milan Report: Fall 2010

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The Milan Report: Fall 2010

GUCCI: As the saying goes, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. And by that standard, Frida Giannini just might have taken Gucci down that tricked-out, laced-up but bankable road again. But not this time. Giannini did an about-face, and in her most successful show since joining the company, delivered a clean, polished collection that pulsed with… click to continue

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Gucci

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Gucci


DOLCE & GABBANA: Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana consider themselves designers as well as customer service professionals, who listen to what their clients want. And on Sunday, their practical focus fell on a woman’s masculine side with a stunning collection rooted in “sartorialità,” or tailoring, Italian-style. “Like my father used to make,” said Dolce, noting the lineup’s major attention to detail. Every seam, every button… click to continue

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Dolce & Gabbana

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Dolce & Gabbana

MARNI: Consuelo Castiglioni is going from hippie to just plain hippy. After last season’s bohemian romp, she’s planting her feet back on more structured terrain, this time with a focus on major peplums. It was a motif she peppered throughout the show in sequined, printed and embroidered versions. And here, with those peplums cast in almost kooky… click to continue

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Marni

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Marni

MISSONI: For the past two seasons, Angela Missoni has kept to a lusciously layered formula at the house, and she stayed the course for yet another go-around. This time, she found inspiration in a mash-up of opposites in “Africa meets Scotland, folk meets punk.” The premise here: cozy tartan and tribal-patterned knits, executed with a deconstructed hand… click to continue

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Missoni

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Missoni

ARMANI: “The New Chic” was how Giorgio Armani defined his fall collection, according to program notes. And since Armani prides himself on maintaining a constant minimum of high chic, grounded in his long-established house codes of strong, sophisticated tailoring and elegant evening attire, the question was what did he consider new? No, not the fringy, in-your-face hats… click to continue

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Armani

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Armani

VERSACE: Fast women — anyone unfamiliar with the type need look no further than Donatella Versace’s runway for a little illumination. Her show was full of them, not only because the models charged out of the gate like speeding bullets, with several girls seemingly outfitted for a high-speed motocross… click to continue

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Versace

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Versace