Great inspirations by menswear and tailoring yet feminine, Sportmax presented a great collection that will fulfil anyone who loves this kind of look. There were also some patterned sweaters and a sprinkling of bead work on some of the evening pieces. And then there were wonderful clothes exhibited for the modern lady by Bottega Venetta, exhibited with ingredients of color blocking and sexy lace. The evening dresses were beautiful. Emporio Armani's collection is called "Spy". Even though it was a monochromatic black collection, it had a great variety of ideas. Moschino's Cheap and Chic had inspirations of some New York, London and Paris details and was playfully mixed with the Moschino spirit. Trusardi 1911 blended leather and basic colors that are black, white, red and camel throughout the day wear to evening wear.
The fabulous and strong collection of Roberto Cavalli reflects the celebration of 40 years in this business. His collection was powerful, edgy and sexy, filled with metallics and lace, chiffon and velvet, fringe, leather, fur and dashes of animal print. Roar!
At Jil Sander, Raf Simons was looking at Louise Dahl-Wolfe's mid century images of couture photographed in ski resorts and he was drawn to the photography of Diane Arbus and the way she combined a career in fashion with a love of all things twisted. The wonderful results were wonderful color blocking and play with
volume, offered together with some great inspirations of skiing motifs and outfits.
These were the collections that were the ingredients in Milan for the day.
Roberto Cavalli Fall/Winter 2011
Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2011