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Tuesday, January 15, 2008


milan - and another one....milan is still on and popping with a fresh slate of haute designers who showed a combination of sizzling - and luke warm - collections. go to to see the the shows in their entirety, stay right here to see my take on my favorite shows as well as photos of my favorite pieces from each.

Moschino - excited doesn't even begin to describe my reaction to the moschino collection. i literally sighed out loud as i saw look after electric look glide down the runway. tight fits, loud patterns, louder colors, sumptuous fabrics - this collection is not for the faint of heart. instead it's for a confident, brash fit, youthful, sexy, handsome young man - if only at heart. just how i like them. and boy how i loved this. (oh and did i mention how much i loved their cocky use of accessories. glasses and gloves, especially on men can sound dodgy in theory but looked flawless on the moschino runway)
Dell'Acqua - Alessandro Dell'Acqua is one of those designers i keep hearing about, but have never checked out. i finally did with his menswear collection. my reaction? impressive. sexy. slightly dull. what excited me however, were his thick, chunky knit sweaters paired over slim cut trousers, above.
Cavalli - for any other designer, this would have been dull. but for cavalii, who is known and loved for over-the-topness - this tame mens collection was actually exciting. it was simple, sedate and of course had a few rock and roll touches. (think leopard spotted and fur coats)
Gucci - am.i.on.crack!? that was the initial question i asked myself as i saw slide after slide of dark haired, dark eyed boys with eye liner, drowsy faces and psychedelic prints. it wasn't drugs. but it was a foray into frida gianini idealized russian bad boys that had my head swimming. i can't say i liked the collection. in fact i won't. but what i will say is that it was a bold statement in menswear.
Ferre - it's safe to say that all eyes were on ferre - or rather nilsson this season. the house of gianfranco ferre who passed away last year,, was taken over by lars nilsson who presented his firs collection as designer of the label this season. instead of a traditional show, he opted for an intimate presentation - all the better to show off what is a very rich, discreet and detailed collection. the collection employed classic bespoke touches like expert tailoring, and a variety of relaxed and structured cuts. it had a retro '30s vibe in the choice of prints/textiles while other looks had a decidedly modern flavor. job well done, but overall, not entirely moving.

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