Milan Fashion Week 2014
Milan Fashion Week 2014
Review- Dsquared, Jil Sander, Just Cavalli, Marni
It was a fashionista on a vacation, getting her groove on in full swing at Dsquared. Party on the mind. Old world glamour came about unabashedly in the silhouettes; the slouch coats, control brief bathing suits and the capri pants. The trademark elements of a party girl’s endeavours were all in place, from the shiny fabrics, croc skins- a gorgeous blue one, in particular- to the cat eyed sunnies and the absolute essential bright red lips. The short body hugging corset dresses would be as much a means for sultry pursuits as they would be a validation for the vanities. There might not have been any breakthrough designs and moments here but, it was for sure a gala of youth and fun.
Clean and precise ala carte, that’s a no brainer for anyone who has had any remote sense of understanding for the label, Jil Sander. The new variables in the equation for Spring 2014 were the colourful fractured prints inspired by the work of artist, Alighiero Boetti that came half way through the show on a set of dresses, plus shorts, tops and jackets. Ingredients like the self fabric and pastel yellow coats were pleasant additions on the side. Monochromes lead the way towards the realization of aforementioned all and finally culminating the collection as well. A tunic dress in teal-ish green and a bandeau top worn with a side slit skirt, pleasingly stood out from the lot. Skater-like shorts, cropped tops, knee length dresses and slouch coats were the silhouette summary with a highlight of pinafore tops with front open placket only cuts.
Roberto Cavalli is no stranger to print or colour mixing, but this collection belonged to the psychedelia. The ensembles resembled a collage of tropical, plaid, houndstooth and various animal prints. With a galactic background of the runway, there existed enough fabrics, alien to each other- cut out, lace, satin, silk, leather, PVC, et al. The sexiness quotient of the show was high- short bralets, thigh high slits on boudoir slip dresses and necklines plunging below the navel- the collection was surely rebellious. A few looks were plain distasteful, patched together by force, it seemed; while the chrysanthemum floral print on the all white pieces were neatly cut and looked super chic. Recognizing his young quirky freaks that swear by the label, the designer offered as expected and hit the jackpot!
When the collection strutted down, it looked like a mere mixture between sports and slightly seductive glamour. Details like belted waists, ethereal flower prints and tennis visors made for some strong expression. However, the bomber jackets, ruffled skirts and flouncy coats tried to add a surreal statement to the collection. Something that started with clean shapes and shades moved on to voluminous separates toward the end. The chunky platforms, long coats belted over voluminous trousers, all over ruffled ensembles and the girly drapes made for a serious Spring Summer line.
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