okay so everything in the past month or so has been a complete blur and there were a few things i meant to post but neglected to. but now that my head is back on a bit straighter, focus is clearer and vision is sharp. i’d like to share with you some of the work i did during milano fashion week for Dossier Journal. i gave you a round of blumarine and blugirl, but there’s a smidgen more…
Dossier Journal : blugirl.
Sugar, spice and everything nice was the maxim at Blugirl. Designer Anna Molinari delivered a coquettish collection with dainty flair and full-on glamor, transforming the models into life-size Blugirl Barbies. Together the looks created a feast of luscious pastry hues: strawberry, powder pink, aquamarine, lemon yellow, crisp white and periwinkle. Precious as the girls were, the candy-coated cocktail dresses, cropped peacoat skirtsuits and watercolor chiffon caftans stole the show. –Chaunielle Brown
Dossier Journal : les copains.
Les Copains whisked us away on a carefree holiday characterized by whispered allusions to ’70s allure. Billowing flouncing summer hats were worn with classic blue-and-white striped nautical tunics, complementary high-waisted micro shorts or palazzo pants, and pullovers in melodious tobacco, taupe, bronze and pearl. Unexpected additions came via bustier cardigans, one-shoulder peplums and models with pouty pink or electric orange lips and oversized Lucite-like flowers in their lightly crimped hair. –Chaunielle Brown
Dossier Journal : max mara.
Max Mara’s advanced take on sportswear comprised:
A nude palette of athletic basics, slim long sleeves, trench coats and suits | Clarity, consistency and distinctive clean lines as the foundation for color fusion | The integration of stripes and magnetic color blocking in vibrant violet, arresting orange, canary yellow and fire-engine red | A well-tailored sailor in nautical stripes, jackets with metal buttons, oversized cape dresses and palazzo pants with high slits | The unexpected allure of open-back cutouts on suits and dresses
and finally, one of my favorites – dsquared2 (Dossier Journal). the boyish strut.
A tomboy attitude, unforgettable marigold glasses and a cool, confident swagger characterized the Dsquared2 collection. A sheen of decadent anticipation gave way to an Art Deco living room, which served as a minimalist background for twin designers Dean and Dan Caten’s modern day Nancy Drew, who wore simplistic neutrals with occasional sparks of color, fedoras and preppy plaid-like blends. Embellishments added a feminine touch to boyish basics: blazers, v-neck sweaters, slacks and biker jackets—even the strapless gowns were paired with men’s oxfords, rather than high heels. –Chaunielle Brown
well, that’s all for now! will keep you posted on the upcoming shoots. tis’ the season, eh. special thank you’s to Elisa Lusso, Paolo Simi, Erin Dixon, Simona Romani, Silvia Bergomi and Paolo Zavanella! you really helped make my week!
visit Dossier Journal for full spring summer 2011 fashion coverage.
- Chloe Punto Milano Pants (luxist.com)
- Milan spring previews offer lots of color and ’70s influences (cleveland.com)
- Boxers in Briefs – The Dolce & Gabbana Milano Thunder Boxing Team in D & G Manderwear (VIDEO) (trendhunter.com)
- The future is bright in the Milan collections (independent.co.uk)
- Dsquared² (style.com)
- Fenice Milano strikes again with blinged-out Fiat 500C (autoblog.com)