The 2 Most Buzzed About Shows From Day 5 of Milan Fashion Week

Sunday's shows at Milan Fashion Week may have had a little competition from another catwalk of the red carpet variety, but that didn't stop some highly original looks from accepting best dressed status. From Marni's austerity chic to Dolce & Gabbana's incredibly decorative take on religious frescoes, there was more than one way to get Twitter--and the critics--talking.
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Sunday's shows at Milan Fashion Week may have had a little competition from another catwalk of the red carpet variety, but that didn't stop some highly original looks from accepting best dressed status. From Marni's austerity chic to Dolce & Gabbana's incredibly decorative take on religious frescoes, there was more than one way to get Twitter--and the critics--talking.
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Sunday's shows at Milan Fashion Week may have had a little competition from another catwalk of the red carpet variety, but that didn't stop some highly original looks from accepting best dressed status. From Marni's austerity chic to Dolce & Gabbana's incredibly decorative take on religious frescoes, there was more than one way to get Twitter--and the critics--talking.

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Dolce & Gabbana Designers: Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

  • "'La Dolce Vita' was the name of the game at Dolce&Gabbana, where the fun-loving designing duo recalled the sacred and profane of mundane Italian life, as exposed in director Federico Fellini's 1960 movie." [AP]
  • "Byzantine beauties in bejeweled crowns and gold and turquoise mosaics." [The Cut/

    New York Magazine]

  • "Could Ratzinger have inspired Dolce & Gabbana's latest collection? From the looks of what came down the runway on Sunday afternoon in Milan--the departing papa may have been the guiding light behind the collection." [The Daily Beast]
  • "The final round of scarlet, encrusted in ruby-red crystal was indeed heavenly." [ELLEuk.com]
  • "While you always expect a dose of Sicilian style piety at the label, this season's Byzantine mosaic frescoes, chalice gems and blazing Cardinal red finale brought a gorgeously gaudy flavour to the Dolce & Gabbana temple." [Grazia Daily]
  • "Dolce & Gabbana ... delivered an autumn-winter blockbuster." [The Guardian]
  • "Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana mined their Catholic heritage for the rich iconography that inspired their new collection." [The Independent]
  • "With a sound track from Frederico Fellini’s films and a finale of lace dresses glowing fire red, the effect was surreal." [International Herald Tribune]
  • "There was real freshness in these silhouettes. They were boxier and more sparse than we've seen from the designers as of late, and--in spite of their elaborate embellishments and prints--felt right in line with fashion's recent pared-down mood." [POPSUGAR Fashion]
  • "The Pope may have thrown in the towel, but Dolce and Gabbana's Catholic faith has not been shook." [SHOWstudio]
  • "Theirs is a romanticized view of the Catholic Church, to be sure, one far removed from the tawdriness of contemporary scandals. And in terms of fashion, that vision proved compelling here, blessedly less kitsch than last season's." [Style.com]
  • "All in all, an upbeat and uplifting way to approach the end of the Milan season." [Vogue.com]
  • "You can't fault Dolce & Gabbana for the workmanship or the spectacle - these are two attributes this duo, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, do oh-so well and time and time again." [Vogue.com UK]

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Marni Designer: Consuelo Castiglioni

  • "The Marni woman is decked out in fur for next winter. And what imaginative uses designer Consuelo Castiglioni has employed." [AP]
  • "'Austere but romantic,' said Consuelo Castiglioni after her show this morning. That conjures up one figure as far as we're concerned: Jane Eyre. Teleport her to winter 2013, arm her with Mr Rochester's full panoply of credit cards, and she'd have a surreptitious splurge on Marni's knee high riding boots, calf length, gently flaring mohair checked skirts and belted jackets." [

    The Daily Telegraph]

  • "It was interesting to see Marni take away the colour--save the long, luxurious stoles that opened the show in gold or ruby fox--and strip away the embellishment in a Milan season that has, for the most part, gone nuts for maximalism." [ELLEuk.com]
  • "Ms Castiglione focused on only two latitudes: the contrasts between 'severity and grace, opacity and shine,' which she navigated, it turned out, terrifically well." [FT.com]
  • "Marni's ascent looks convincing." [The Guardian]
  • "This collection was something of a departure for the usually heavily patterned and printed brand, featuring as it did only a handful of prints--each a version of a landscape of bare trees." [The Independent]
  • "Lovely in its starkness." [POPSUGAR Fashion]
  • "This was the chicest sartorial take on despondency ever to come down a catwalk." [NOWFASHION]
  • "Usually the Marni shopper uses her wardrobe to express her quirks and show off her personality, but this season she was retreating behind her clothing and cladding herself in armour. As a complex, smart woman, she always has an air of aloofness and distance, but those heavy zips, weighty volumes and dense masculine fabrics like brushed mohair, tweed and men's suiting wool, made her feel even more distant and lofty." [SHOWstudio]
  • "The clothes caught fur like a contagion." [Style.com]
  • "The collection was furnished with beautifully modern and graphic touches of furs. (Only in Milan can you talk austerity and utilitarianism when a collection includes every luxurious down you can imagine.)" [Vogue.com]
  • "A minimalist and fashion-forward take on Where The Wild Things Are." [Vogue.com UK]
  • "When a scarf is the only accessory you need." [Wmagazine.com]
  • "Bare trees can be as beautiful as leafy ones, and the same goes for a Marni collection. Even with very few of her demonstrative, retro-tinged patterns, Consuelo Castiglioni’s latest effort was captivating." [WWD]