The intrepid fashion flock moves ever onwards. As the shows begin in Paris, flash back with Report Card to see what restrained (mostly!) acts of creativity had critics buzzing each day in Milan.
Three down, one more to go: Yep, another fashion week has come and gone. Here are our 10 favorite collections from Milan fashion week.
Here’s how you know less-is-more is officially on: On the penultimate day of Milan Fashion Week, Marni went minimalist. Marni. As in the fashion girl’s go-to label for boxy tops and artfully mismatched stripes and polka dots that has always seemed practically made for The Man Repeller. And critics were loving it. You had to look to Dolce for the flour-sack minidresses.
The Clothes: The Marni girl grew up for Spring 2013. The show opened with a series of checked looks, which were pure Marni: a clash of overblown off-beat prints and a flared skirt and roomy shirt silhouette. After that, though, the collection veered into new territory for the house: Sedate, even minimalist looks in mostly Read more →
We already love them for what they do for our wardrobes, and now it’s time to see what some of our favorite designers can do to chic-en up our homes. Versace, Marni, Bottega Veneta and Maison Martin Margiela all debuted new furniture collections at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, an annual furniture fair in Milan Read more →
From gilded eveningwear to cozy outerwear–and everything in between–read on to find out what trends we got most excited about for Fall 2012.
Which one was your favorite?
Fur and faux furs bags were all the rage at Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Dries van Noten, and Michael Kors, and while the perspex bags at 3.1 Phillip Lim and the cute minauderies from Diane von Furstenberg may not be totally useful, they sure are cute.
Or course if you need a bag that will actually fit your things inside it, the giant leather carryalls at Alexander Wang might just do the trick.
We’ve scoured the Fall 2012 collections for the most amazing shoes, and it was easy, because there were plenty. The best part? Footwear options for Fall 2012 are a lot more reasonable than their Spring 2012 counterparts. (Remember those 6 inch Versace lucite wedges?)
Fall 2012 saw lots of wide heels and mary-janes on the runway, and sometimes both simultaneously–like at Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Marni. Knee-high black boots ruled at Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Givenchy, and Rick Owens, and ladylike pumps could be found at Lanvin, Nina Ricci, and Jil Sander. Of course, if you’re looking for something crazy, look no further than Alexander McQueen’s heel-less fur shoes. Impractical, but so lovely.
Take a look at all the amazing shoes from Fall 2012 and just try to pick a favorite. It’s near impossible.