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HIGHLIGHTS / MILAN FALL 2016 READY-TO-WEAR

PART ONE.

NO. 21

 

WHEN GRUNGE MEETS PRETTY.

IT'S NO SECRET THAT I ABSOLUTELY ADORE NO.21! THIS COLLECTION ONLY FURTHERS MY LOVE FOR THE BRAND AND THE DIRECTION IT IS HEADING. 

NO. 21 DESIGNER, ALESSANDRO DELL'ACQUA, DESCRIBES WHAT I'M THINKING QUITE SIMPLY - 'I REALLY LIKED THIS MIX OF A BEAUTIFUL 1030'S SILHOUETTE, A REALLY ELEGANT DRESS, TAKEN SOMEPLACE CASUAL'. 

AS FOR THE DELICATE SHEER EMBELLISHED TIGHTS? I THINK I NEED A PAIR!

 

ROBERTO CAVALLI

 

REFERENCING THE MILITARY, THIS TRANSPARENT ROBERTO CAVALLI PIECE IS DRAMATIC IN EVERY SENSE, YET SOFT AND ELEGANT. THE BEAUTIFUL EMBROIDERY AND BELL SLEEVES ARE IN MY MIND, WHAT BRING THIS PIECE TO LIFE.  

 
 

THE SHEER LACE AND CAVIAR BEADING - HAND MADE BY AN INCREDIBLE TEAM OF ITALIAN ARTISANS, WHOM CREATIVE DIRECTOR PETER DUNDAS MADE A POINT OF THANKING BACKSTAGE.

THE TRAILING LUREX SCARVES.

 
 

THE GOLD TISSUE LACE. MELTS MY HEART. NEED I SAY MORE.

 
 

THE ROMANTIC BLACK LACE, RUFFLES AND BAROQUE CURLICUED EMBROIDERY. PURE PERFECTION. 

 
 

CHRISP VELVET COATS AND THE LAVISH STATEMENT EARRING.

THE EARLY-1970'S ROCK CHICK VIBES ARE UNDENYABLE. AND I LOVE IT!

 

CHRISTOPHER KANE

 

AS CHRISTOPHER KANE SAID AFTER HIS SHOW 'THINGS ARE SO NORMAL THESE DAYS - SO WHY NOT THINK OUT OF THE BOX?'.

KANE'S COLLECTION OF ASYMMETRICAL BLACK TAILORING JACKETS, AND BLACK SILK DRESSES FRINGED WITH OSTRICH FEATHERS IN COLOURS RED, GREEN AND FADED PINK, HELD WITH THEM AN AIR OF ELEGANCE AND LUXURY. BEAUTIFUL, CLASSIC PIECES - SO SIMPLE IN NATURE, BUT SO 'OUT OF THE BOX' THE WAY HE TRANSFORMED THEM INTO HIS OWN. 

 
 

THE CRYSTAL-DANGLING CHARMS AND BROOCHES ADORNED MANY OF THE COATS IN UNCONVENTIONAL LOCATIONS - I ABSOLUETLY LOVE. 

 

MOSCHINO.

 

JEREMY SCOTT CONTINUOUSLY MANAGES TO PLAY WITH FASHION. HIS COLLECTIONS ARE ANYTHING BUT THE SERIOUS - THIS COLLECTION FOR MOSCHINO IS NO DIFFERENT.

THE BIKER CHICKS WITH THEIR THIGH HIGH BOOTS PAIRED WITH THE BEAUTIFUL TAFFETA CAPE LIKE STRUCTURED WRAPS WERE MOST CERTAINLY ON MY LIST OF MILAN FALL 2016 HIGHLIGHTS.

 
 

AS IS THIS INCREDIBLE PIECE. AN EVENING DRESS CHARRED WITH BURN MARKS, BOTH HARSH AND EVER SO ELEGANT. 

 
 

...NOT TO MENTION THE INCREDIBLE SET WHERE THE SHOW TOOK PLACE. BOTH GRUNGY AND GLAMOROUS ALL THE WHILE MAKING TOTAL SENSE. 

 

J XX

 

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WORDS BY JAIME RIDGE

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