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monday, MFW SS13

Dolce&Gabbana : tribute to Sicily.

It's all about souvenirs clothing for a women in love with holiday.
The visual prints are inspired by the Pupi traditional marionettes portraits and the famous Caltagirone's vases shaped in the forms of Moorish heads with turban. Jewelry is made of wood and draws materials and colors of the carts of the Sicilian folklore.
Lemon yellow, red chili, sea blue and dark green vintage stripes are a memory of traditional umbrellas and sun loungers.
Excellent and poor materials are combined in surprising mix: organza and wicker busters chairs-inspired, coral embroideries and raffia, lace and cotton pompons.
As usual, the collection it's a love story.  

Fendi: praise perspective.
Futuristic, architectural, harmonic:  it's one of the most beautiful collection with the best palette of pastels as it's.
Dresses, skirts and pants are a patchwork of leather and fabrics with inserts of astrakhan, crocodile nappa, sequin embroidery and neoprene plastic in some combination of fantastical crayon colors: mustard yellow, pastel blue, poppy red and peachy pink.
The result is a futuristic and self-confident look. 
A pragmatic collection filled to the brim of hits and key items as the little small cube- bags, with multicolored faces and each chunky block metallic heel.

Gucci: aristo chic diva.
Giannini's preference goes to late sixties and early seventies silhouettes in primary attention-grabbing bright jewel tones: hot pink, green grass, electric blue, mustard yellow and white. 
Fabrics, shapes and details express sophisticated elegance  of that time.
Every shoulders, arms, and necklines of long dresses, bishop suits, flute and kimono skirts are decorated with ruffles of layers of fabrics.
An hot ice look, that will delight cherished crown of maison.


Pradadark Geisha.
This time Miuccia leads us to the Orient. Its, it's a modern, technologic, dark Japan inhabited by Geisha-women a little childish, almost simplified in comics.
Deconstructed kimonos, overlapping panels in narrow obi, shoes as traditional tabi in metallic shades: the entire repertoire is made current and sporty.
Dark colors - black, bottle green, graphite - and red flowers and stylized graphics are dominant.
May be a simplification that hides the complex situation of emerging economies between tradition and modernization.

Marni: play of volumes.
The new Marni collection is a weightless, but firmness exploration of volumes.
Clean and centered on form prefers A-line, trapeze and to the knee shapes and lengths.
The clothes float, fold and turn, stand away from the body. 
Light and air play with shapes and surfaces. 
Geometrical checks, stylized macro flowers, simultaneous motifs, both firm and opaque, are often mix together.
Pleats and peplums add a rich ornaments to skirts and tops, which are balanced by linear shorts or flared skirts. 
The color palette is essential, with delicate accents and deep peaks: white, black, dark green, touches of aqua, pale grey, orange, red, purple.
The rule seems to be: eccentric but no excessive. 

Roberto Cavalli: a glam Art-Nouveau.
Inspired by the poetic decoration of Art nouveau period, the SS13 Roberto Cavalli collection totally refresh its topics.
From a sequence of white outfits with great decorative effects to a range of evening black long dresses with passing from hand painted proposal in lime, peach and powder shades liberty- inspired beautiful prints.
Perfect use of decorations - fringes, crystals, drapes, laces, inlays, animalier prints gives the structure a never redundant gentle sway.
Less aggressive gains in freshness and lightness : a really enchanting surprise.

Antonio Marras: a wedding date
For his SS13 fashion show, Antonio Marras recreates the atmosphere of a lovely wedding reception, with a lot of bells ringing.
Basically, it's the marriage  of Fashion and Romance.
Girls with a retro allure wear patchwork dresses, bubble skirts, capes and coats and high-waisted shorts. Textures - mostly boucl√© cotton or damask -  are always embellished with decorations, embroidery, Swarovski stones, sequins, even the camouflage, and mixed together.
He try the way of freshness, but he can' t get away his high refinement skills.
A feminine and very precious collection.