The 3 Most Buzzed About Shows from Day 1 of Milan Fashion Week

When "sexy" is a key term in the critical discourse, you know Report Card must be in Italy. On the first day of Milan Fashion Week, Alberta Ferretti went more romantic while No. 21's Alessandro Dell'Acqua showed a hard edge, and Gucci's Frida Giannini proved she is one hot mom. Find out what all the critics were buzzing about.
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When "sexy" is a key term in the critical discourse, you know Report Card must be in Italy. On the first day of Milan Fashion Week, Alberta Ferretti went more romantic while No. 21's Alessandro Dell'Acqua showed a hard edge, and Gucci's Frida Giannini proved she is one hot mom. Find out what all the critics were buzzing about.
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When "sexy" is a key term in the critical discourse, you know Report Card must be in Italy. On the first day of Milan Fashion Week,

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Alberta Ferretti Designer: Alberta Ferretti

  • "Alberta Ferretti creates pretty folkloric looks for next summer with ribbons, embroidery and applique flowers." [
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    Gucci Designer: Frida Giannini

    • "Gucci kicked off Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday with models who looked like denizens of a luxurious opium den, with billowing see-through tops and Art Nouveau-style floral patterns." [
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      No. 21 Designer: Alessandro Dell'Acqua

      • "'The mood this season is exotic bourgeoisie,' said designer Alessandro Dell’Acqua in a perfect sound bite/twitter length description of his spring/summer 2014 show. But what this collection really boiled down to was Dell’Acqua taking his touchstone design ingredients, lingerie elements and a mix of masculine and feminine dress (both in fabric choices, and staple garments), and placing them in a new environment to see if they could thrive." [NOWFASHION]
      • "Mr. dell Aqua married California surfer motif's prints of waves, parrots and flowers with intricate embroideries. Under his nuanced hand, it was fanciful and gorgeous. And wearable." [Speakeasy/

        The Wall Street Journal]

      • "Alessandro Dell'Acqua has sent his gal packing for Spring." [Style.com]
      • "Alessandro Dell'Acqua has that masculine-feminine dressing thing down to a fine art for No 21. He knows it’s in the nuances and he knows how to add his own finesse when mixing them up." [Vogue.com UK]
      • "The tension between masculine and feminine has always been a hallmark of Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s aesthetic, but the Italian designer tackled the concept with renewed verve in his spring collection for No. 21." [WWD]