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It’s the second day of Milan Fashion Week, which means that the Italian glamour is just getting under way. We’re streaming the Max Mara fall 2013 runway show, and who knows? — perhaps Kate Middleton might make an appearance? After all, she has worn the brand recently.
If you’re like us and are awake at this hour, then you’re just in luck to catch the livestream of the Fendi fall 2013 runway show! What does Karl Lagerfeld have up his sleeves for the upcoming season? Guess you’ll just have to watch to find out.
First Mischa, than LiLo, then Ed Westwick. Now it’s Léa T‘s turn to drum up some publicity for designer Philipp Plein.
We were pretty excited to hear that German designer Jil Sander was returning to her eponymous label. Her spring 2013 menswear show was well-received, and she remained true to her minimalist aesthetic. She seemed ready to make a big return back to womenswear as well, but the designer just retracted her name from the Milan Fashion Week calendar.
Back in January, we thought the fashion week scheduling controversy had been put to rest. Three months later, the CFDA and the British Fashion Council have confirmed that they are indeed moving their dates to accomodate Italy’s Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and France’s Chambre Syndicale.
We hate to be those people, especially so early on a Saturday, but when we were going through photos of Versace‘s fall runway show, we couldn’t help but notice that a couple dresses looked more primed for yoga than the catwalk.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America doesn’t want to compromise its own designers to find a solution to the international fashion week scheduling conflict. Which is why it has rejected a proposal from the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana that would shorten New York Fashion Week by one day.
The Fashion Week scheduling drama continues to rage on! Let’s take a look at the latest round of statements.
Oh, man. This Fashion Week scheduling mess is…well, such a mess. Today CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg sent out an open letter to the fashion community, in which she strikes a rather hopeful note.
Well, this is uncomfortable. The Italian Chamber of Fashion said today it will not reschedule Milan Fashion Week for the spring 2013 season, even though a scheduling conflict means it will overlap with the spring shows in both New York and London.
The organizers of New York Fashion Week are about to cause an international crisis, y’all. A scheduling conflict of massive proportions could very well disrupt the already tenuous balance that holds shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris together — and one fashion magazine big wig isn’t helping make the situation any better.
We’re so used to seeing Katie Holmes well-dressed mini-me at her side, that when we heard she brought a family member to Max Mara’s AW2011 show today in Milan, we naturally assumed it was Suri. Oh, how wrong we were.
There are streets that young designers dream about — Fifth Avenue in New York, the Champs-Elysees in Paris, and London’s Saville Row. And now, thanks to Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, young designers in Italy can sell their wares on Milan’s Via Spiga.
Roberto Cavalli has been designing clothes for decades, but his sheer, shiny, fringed 40th anniversary collection shows not one sign of age — an uninformed admirer of the clothes would be easily forgiven for thinking that they were the work of a much younger man. Also, you’ll never guess what he paid just one of the models.
Willow Smith is way cooler than we will ever be. Willow Smith has a ridiculous sense of personal style that has taken a decade to cultivate. Willow Smith is 10 years old. And it’s no surprise that she has been making the rounds at Milan Fashion Week, taking in shows for Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio Armani and Versace.
While other designers became increasingly obsessed with minimalism this season, Raf Simons joined the ranks of Miuccia Prada and explored his own brand of maximalism for his spring/summer 2011 collection for Jil Sander.
Though Donatella Versace‘s designs often exude an in-your-face sexuality, her spring/summer 2011 collection for Versace showed a restrained sensuality, while still maintaining a sense of sexy playfulness.
With her Spring 2011 collection, Miuccia Prada may have redefined the idea of minimalism. Made entirely out of Japanese cottons and cut in simple, if boxy, shapes, Prada’s spring line featured no shortage of Breton-inspired stripes, bright solids, and, well, bananas.