Four week worldwide stir honorary handed under the powerful control of the international fashion capitals, seem to surprise the public with the new fresh and unexpected statement.
What I love about Milan, is that every year it gets the most pleasant weather conditions to actually enjoy ‘walking around the show’ process while Paris, despite its greatness, always frustrating with the unfortunate rain problem. Of course, Milano never dispenses with unpredicted surprises: as I had my operator waiting for me in front of the Paola Frani showroom, I decided for once in a blue moon be punctually polite so I spent more than half an hour arguing with a taxi driver to detour the city traffic :). With a forty minutes delay, hoping for the best not to miss the show, we ran upstairs but as soon as I heard ‘un caffè, per favore’, I realized that I am quite punctual following the Italian standards.
Trendsetting procedure is complicated due to the big number of collections to look through, compare and understand the resemblance. 2012 will not just be the year of London summer Olympics but also the season of the prèt-a-portè changes.
Fringe is something inherent to many fashion shows including Marc Jacobs and Missoni. The fringe itself was mostly seen on the hem of the skirt or a dress.
Gold mania was introduced with the rebirth of a weary Roberto Cavalli practically astonishing the public with a new technical approach – the amazing handmade gold embroidery and the high-class couture level. (Gucci)
Pleated skirt trend was played around with different materials also taking part during the next summer season represented by the famous Fendi, Prada, Roberto Cavalli and many others.
The gentle flowery print spread its way to the latest runways underlining the warmth, sophistication and femininity of a woman (Antonio Marras, Marni).
Transparency boom has unexpectedly appeared in many collections sometimes with an interesting structure. Seems like Givenchy has settled a standard with the AW2011 collection: narrow ‘above-the-knee’ skirt, flared from the hip, seem to have an interesting lining: the transparent underskirt which allows to see the knees in a playful manner. (Marc Jacobs, Marni, Jil Sander).