Monday, March 4, 2013


Milan Fashion Week  Spring 2013 had designers showcasing different collections but below as are some amazing dresses and if some are not to everyone's taste, they are certainly interesting. From brands like Versace, Marni, Dolce-Gabbana, Bottega-Venatta, Fendi, Etro, Max-Mara, Salvatore-Ferragamo, Alberta-Ferretti and Versus


 Mendel has built a reputation for evening (on top of the house’s long history with fur) and it’s due as much to his ability to fit and flatter real women as it is that he offers pieces that are interesting without being too complicated. His signature gowns were positively lush; the last three chiffon dresses closing the show were breathtaking, each with different takes on organza floral detailing. Though the the show opened with flowing, vaguely 70s gowns, shorter, more fitted dresses offered a youthful and modern touch. There were some flirty florals, but also a standout leather lace v-neck with drop waist that appeared in two shades of blue. Tailoring was on point. A bright orange floral printed pants suit with matching printed blouse made a bold statement. And, of course, Mendel manages to work in fur, even for spring. A multicolored mink jacket zipped to appear as a top paired with a breezy, pleated skirt in olive was absurdly luxe without feeling too serious.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2013 Milan Fashion Week

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2013 Collection invokes a yearning for an Italian holiday and its Sicilian Inspiration is quite evident.

The Collection had boardwalk stripes and baroque prints—complemented by sun-kissed skin, winged eyeliner, and silk hair scarves. The collection is brightly colored, with beautiful, rich fabrics. Models paraded down the runway under the weight of shoulder-dusting chandelier earrings shaped like street puppets, and swung printed, top-handle bags embellished with woven straw accents. Knotted headscarves, pom pom-topped platforms, and whipstitched flats provided the finishing touches.

I like that it also has a sense of humour and creativity with the use of burlap sacks or 'gunias' as we call them in Swahili as one of the fabrics.

For some the collection will probably be too busy but I love it! 

JASON WU Spring 2012...How Did I miss this?

Jason Wu.  Wow. I have no idea what was going on...but by some bizarre occurrence I missed Jason Wu's Spring 2012 collection. Below are a few of my favourite pieces from this young designer who took quite lavish and couture-like references and ease, and loosened them up with graphic, sportier elements, pretty much all rendered in black, white and pink, as well as a very modern shades of cobalt, acid lime, and citrus yellow.Taiwanese-born American fashion designer, Jason Wu, is an exciting force in the fashion world because unlike simply Eastern or Western designers, Wu merges the influence of both cultures.