You can't talk about handbags for Spring 2013 without mentioning Karl's enormous hula-hoop creation that stole the show at Chanel. Clearly, that one takes the cake as the most dramatic accessories moment of the season. (And comes with an instructions on how to use it from the Kaiser himself.)
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.
Psst... Roberto! Yes, you of the leopard spots--want to know the silver lining of showing the last day? In a Milan season where minimalism is king, when you show opposite the Caten twins' homage to O.P.U.L.E.N.C.E., critics will consider your white leather lace trousers positively restrained thereby boosting your fashion week GPA. Here's what they had to say.
Following her fairly recent gender reassignment surgery, the fashion world's most prominent (and gorgeous) transgender model Lea T.'s career is still going strong. She popped up on the last day of Milan Fashion Week yesterday, opening and closing Philipp Plein.
Come si dice "incredible style?"
Since taking helm of Ferragamo in 2010, creative director Massimiliano Giornetti has already succeeded in creating a signature aesthetic for the once-fusty brand--and it's one that we imagine is as much a hit in the stores as it is with the critics.
There's no doubt that the Dolce & Gabbana woman is sexy, sultry, and above all, Sicilian--and for Spring 2013, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana took her on a trip to the beach.
Ferragamo's spring 2013 collection doesn't hit the runway in Milan until tomorrow at 6 p.m. (that's noon EST for those of you who want to tune in and watch it stream live), but we've got an exclusive look at what's to come. Ferragamo Creative Director Massimiliano Giornetti has given us a sketch from his new collection. So, whaddyathink?
Let's get one thing clear: Heritage is the name of the game this season in Milan. So critics were actually pretty excited when MaxMara went back to its house codes (read: Sharp safari-wear for the urban jungle). But, oh, that Miuccia. Girl gets extra credit for making Japonaiserie of all things look, well, the most original it's ever been. Find out what everyone had to say about these two aesthetically different collections.