Milan Fashion Week Day 3
It was a beach vacation at Milan Fashion Week today as Versace showed a collection chock full of ight airy silks that were (get this…) tie-dyed every color under the sun. The dresses and tops were elegant with an overbearing casualness that took them directly to the beach and into the water. Where there is a shining sun, there will be these dresses come Spring 2013.
Other lines today that displayed amazing florals and fun under the sun were Just Cavalli and Etro. Their clever use of animal prints smattered with florals made the lines incredibly warm and inviting.
The king of prints, Cavalli, didn’t dissapoint this season as the collection was one glorious collaboration of animal meets plant print after another. Cheetah with orchids, hydrangeas, and pansies bloomed all over the spring collection making it an ode to what springtime is all about… a giant murderous feline, and some flowers. Beautiful…
I can’t talk enough about how much I LOVED the Etro collection, it was this really awesome blend of East meets West where non-traditional kimonos met oversized prints of cherry blossoms and other brightly colored printed flowers. I think it was the thick black lines that really brought the traditional kimono style to light but regardless the show was a dazzling display of diversity from the Italian fashion house. In fact, the paisley print that the line is so known for was nary a sight to see. Instead, Veronica Etro pulled on the well used trend of florals this Spring. Why build a train when you can hop on one rolling by?
The last collection I wanted to mention from Day 3 of Milan Fashion Week was the Moschino Spring collection which played heavily on the monochromatic trend, tipped its riding hat to the 60’s, and pulled from the present for their laser cut leathers. This blend of past and present worked in the line’s favor to create some of the most exciting clothes this season. Well… at least they were full of originality.