Milan Fashion Week Is Here

September 26, 2006 By:
Milan Fashion Week Is Here

All you fashion slaves are well aware that Milan fashion week is finally here. Today the top three shows that caught the attention ofcritics were Burberry,Giorgio Armani and Salvatore Ferragamo.

Designers like Christopher Bailey for Burberry showed us what we can expectfor Spring 07, by bringing designs of lighter and more joyous colors mixed with a twenties flair. Bailey took the traditional Burberry trench coat and gave it a whole new meaning by puffing gentle volume into the shapes, and working a palette of palest beige and silvery metallics into lace and high-tech brocades made from lightweight aluminum and silk...ina few words: I'd kill for one myself!

There were cute variations on Bailey's short swing jackets, softly belled skirts, and his version of the season's shirtdress. As for the bags, they came big, squashy, and belted with a signature trench-buckle in silver python, a punchy detail to pull the look together. In our opinion the shirtdresses will be the biggest trend of the season; from the looks of it, the shorter it gets, the better...work on those legsgirls!

The look for Armani was a whole different story, it seems as though Armani had been getting his inspiration from the hit tv show Dynasty. A recurring trend in the Armani show was the flowingpajama pants and narrow tea-length skirts in silk were topped by one great-looking jacketafter another. Some were fitted and single-breasted, others asymmetrical and cut away at the sides, and still more came slouchy and almost oversize. After taking one look at Armani's evening wear its obvious whyhe's the 'to go to' designer for dark elegance. From the sequin long gowns in the popular colors such as nude and black are as simple as Armani gets, yet they're still very chic and classy.

Salvatore Ferragamo drifted away from simplicity and struck up various colors that caught the eye. Designer Graeme Black brought back the oldHollywood glamour, like the days where Marilyn Monroe would wear Ferragamo for her steamy role in 1959's Some Like It Hot. Day or evening, knit tanks, polos, and cardigans came close to the body and belted, and skirts in everything from khaki cotton sateen to embroidered net fluffed with crinolines were full to the knee.Underscoring the importance of the latter to this house, nearly every model came out with the glam oversize shades, stacks of bangles or chain-handle bags, and croc slingbacks.

That's the scoop from MILAN Fashion Week for today, we'll keep you fashion lovers posted on the other shows, after all, we're slaves to fashion here too.