We couldn’t help but smile as we watched the parade of fashions coming down the runway for Moschino’s fall 2012 collection! The fun and upbeat line-up had a little of everything from bright colors to black and white looks, references to urban cowboys, 1960′s ladies who lunch, even sports. At the end of the day, the clothing spoke its message clearly; the great sportswear pieces will be a hit. One of our favorites was the black mink blouson, which defies the generational divide.
The Les Copains collection was a polite introduction, being Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s first collection for the label. He looked at the great 1940′s-1950′s model Lisa Fonssagrives as a style guiding light. The looks were polite and well thought-out; many showed a great handling, especially when it came to the knits and the fur treatments. Fur made its overture not only as full garments but also as embroideries and appliqués.
Etro is the go-to label for all who love paisley. It cleverly makes the rounds every season to great effect. This Orientalist (look back at the 19th century painting style), multi-cultural label knows a thing or two when it comes to romancing the past as well. This collection carried the torch of past seasons further, but this time within a sleeker silhouette. The looks were modern, their applications edgy. The fur pieces were great additions to the collection. We’ll find out soon enough if the karakul tippet becomes a signature item.
From the looks that Roberto Cavalli showed in his Just Cavalli collection, it seems he is dropping the 1970′s Glam Rock thing altogether (remember the goat hair and feather coats last year?). Don’t fret, he’s still keeping a good dose of Rock n’ Roll with the styling, but this time, it’s the 1960′s variance. This particular line-up is easier to wear and so strong that it might simply win him a new client base. There were so many great classic pieces to choose from that it is difficult to pinpoint one that best describes the collection.
The C’N'C Costume National collection was modern and tough, with a dark palette accentuated by a few varnished notes. The futuristic line-up could be described as luxe streetwear, which, when you think of it, seems to be the direction that the label has been taking for a few seasons. As expected, the outerwear was amazing. There is something about the way Costume National cuts by the shoulder and under the arm that gives their jackets and coats such a great fit. We’re loving the fur lined-jackets; they are really redefining the concept of shearling.
More to come from Milan.
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