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Alberta Ferretti -

RED CARPET ROMANTIC Milan: For fall Alberta Ferretti focused on what she does best — frocks for around the clock, from cocktail hour to formal evening soirees. Statuesque dresses were fashioned out of tissue-weight chiffon and liquid charmeuse in gossamer washes of cosmetic tones, carried over from spring. Soft fabric piecing and Grecian pleats hugged the bodice, flaring to the knee ...
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Versace -

SLASHED + SEDUCTIVE Milan: Last season’s return to classic Versace sexiness was tempered by simple shapes and a palette of pastels, but this season the collection seemed an unrestrained ode to the house’s archives. The show opened with an iridescent vinyl micro-mini, setting the seductive mood. Rocker-chick ensembles followed, with supple leather motorcycle jackets and matching flared capris that had been ...
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Jil Sander -

THE NEW POWER DRESSING Milan: Inspired by the seemingly incongruent heroines of the films Tomb Raider: Lara Croft and The September Issue, Jil Sander’s Raf Simons created a collection around the idea of the powerful women. The result was a little bit sci-fi and a little bit sophisticated, but it worked. Hints of Angelina Jolie’s action-video character emerged in the tight ...
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Gianfranco Ferré -

WELL CRAFTED Milan: In keeping with the architectural legacy of Gianfranco Ferré, structured shapes characterized the house’s latest collection, designed by Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi. The defined lines and modern craft of the Bauhaus movement, along with the shapes of traditional Samurai costumes, were inspirations behind the current collection. The Samurai influences helped to shape the outerwear — long coats ...
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No. 21 -

LUCKY NUMBER Milan: After losing the rights to his eponymous brand name last year, Alessandro Dell’Acqua took a season off to regroup. He returned this season under a new label, No. 21, which he considers his lucky number; it also happens to be the day, in December, on which he was born. The new collection was an insightful departure from his ...
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Daniela Gregis -

RUSTIC WANDERLUST Milan: From the finger-painted faces down to the layered volumes of gauzy linen, fuzzy wools and patchworked bargain bin remnants, one can surmise that Daniela Gregis subscribes to the Kawakubo school of thought. Like Rei Kawakubo and her protégées, Gregis seems to design in her own creative universe, her clothes existing independent of season, trends and other industry shifts. ...
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MOSCHINO CHEAP AND CHIC -

GETAWAY GLAM Milan: Moschino Cheap and Chic has never been a line that takes itself too seriously, and this season’s presentation was even more campy than usual. The F/W 2010 event was both a runway show and a celebration to mark the opening of Maison Moschino, the company’s new hotel in Milan. The collection was inspired by the women one might ...
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JUST CAVALLI -

ELIZABETHAN SCHOOLGIRL Milan: This season, Just Cavalli featured looks that were a blend of schoolgirl silhouettes and signature Cavalli sexpot elements, including animal prints, strong colors and lots of leg. The pleated kilt-like mini had a quite a bit of time in the spotlight, and was offered in multiple variations including leather and plaid wool. Wildly colored animal printed tights ...
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D&G -

WINTER WONDERLAND Milan: Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana's girls are back from spending Spring at the ranch and ready to hit the slopes. D&G is known for picking up a theme and running with it, and this season the designers built their Fall collection around a kitschy retro après-ski aesthetic. If there was ever a season for knits this is it, ...
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Fendi -

LUXE COUNTRY Milan: For a house that was built around the ultimate in luxury materials — precious leathers and furs — this season’s Fendi collection felt relaxed and understated. Of course, furs were still present, but simple cuts and well-thought-out design elements, like using fur as an underlayer for a simple trenchcoat, made them less ostentatious. Houndstooth pants, long skirts ...
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Prada -

MID-CENTURY MASTERFUL Milan: The early 60s influences that pervaded Prada’s Pre Fall collection returned in a richer, more sophisticated way for F/W 10. Earth-toned patterns evoking vintage upholstery, boxy skirt suits and flared capris solidified the mid-century references, but as always with Prada, there was a technological undertone, as evidenced by the giant video screen projecting flower power daisies, puzzles and ...
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Z Zegna -

THE RE-STRUCTURED MAN While many of the collections in Milan made tailoring an afterthought, designer Alessandro Sartori confidently communicated the importance of clean lines and new ideas about texture, construction and silhouette. In a collection entitled The Re-structured Man, a man's basic wardrobe components like the blazer, overcoat and sweater were all deconstructed and put back together again in new ...
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D&G -

ELEGANT EXPEDITION The Milan runways have been full of stylish alternatives to typical snowwear, and Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana took this theme and masterfully ran with it. For F/W 10, they used an earthen color palette for puffer silhouettes in every classification. The Fair Isle puffer jackets were an outstanding example of how to take a trend-right motif and evolve ...
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Moncler Gamme Bleu -

WINTER OLYMPICS  With a runway set up to be a winter camp, complete with sleeping models on cots, Thom Browne took Moncler's Gamme Bleu collection back to what the brand was known for in the 60s — après-ski chic at its best. As the models slowly awoke and put on their snow-appropriate garb, a tonal grey palette quickly emerged. Quilted ...
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Pringle of Scotland -

PRACTICAL POETRY  After a brief animated film about the history of the famed knitwear company, Pringle of Scotland sought to change the perception that their sweaters are only worn by the traditional grandfathers of the United Kingdom. Designer Clare Waight Keller sent out a F/W 10 collection comprised of a poetic array of comforting knitted layers, most in a palette ...
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