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RUNWAY REPORT.....Milan Fashion Week: Prada, Gucci, Versace S/S 2011

More Fashion Week Highlights: Turquoise, Orange, Coral, YVES SAINT LAURENT references, 70's strappy heels, and Monkey Prints?
Prada Spring 2011:
Designer Miuccia Prada sent out a bold statement of color for Spring 2011. The runway was awash with primary colored dresses that ranged from bright orange to potent purples to greens and royal blues. Silhouettes went from shapeless shifts perfect for that older Italian Gallery Owner working in the Summer humid heat of Florence to strapless, fitted "Mermaid" shapes featuring gathered panels. And there were prints: Baroque monkey prints to be exact. How much do you want to bet Forever 21 will try to knock those off?
Going Baroque: Strapless "Mermaid" shaped printed dress
Stopping Traffic: Bright Pumpkin Orange kimono drop-sleeved sheath v-neck dress
New Wedge: This is what the House of Prada will make their money on next Spring/Summer 2011
Prada Spring 2011 Runway Video:
Gucci Spring 2011: Yves Saint Laurent is having a moment...yep, first Marc Jacobs, then Jason Wu, now Frida Giannini, Creative Director for Gucci is doing YSL. And why not be inspired by The Master. Did they all go to his Petit Palais YSL Retrospective? I did, and trust me kids, I was inspired too! So much so I CRIED! Gucci Spring 2011 is all 70's Helmut Newton, Marrakesh, gold python belts, sleek skinny pants, peek-a-boo draped tops, bright colors and lots of satin. Slicked hair and strong red lipstick brought home the "The 80s are DEAD, long Live 1978!" look of the entire collection.
Solid Gold: Aquamarine satin jacket, blouse, gold belt and deep lilac skinny trousers
Bellissima: Model Chanel Iman on the Gucci runway, in a satin coral/copper-colored draped skirt, white peek-a-boo top and gold python belt
Evening Safari: All black ensemble consisting of short-sleeved belted jacket, skinny pants and strappy heels
Speaking of Heels: Black strapped-in heels, Gucci Spring 2011
Ladies, Get Your Pedicures: Love these strappy turquoise suede shoes with gold heel, very 1979.
Gucci Spring 2011 Runway Video:
Versace Spring 2011: Severe Color, severe shapes and severe hair. This is "FIERCE" a la Donatella. Dropped hemlines, slits, geometric necklines and again, lots of COLOR: Turquoise, shades of coral, orange and yes, there was some black. Take note Russian Billionaire Arm Candy Ladies: This is what you'll look like come next Spring 2011.
Turquoise Princess: Knee-length sheath dress with geometric laser-cut neckline
The Midriff Is Back: Coral-colored cropped jacket and knee-length skirt
Little Black Two-some: Black cropped top with beaded straps and knee-length skirt
Shimmy Shimmy: Turquoise fringed gown with scooped neckline and peek-a-boo sides
Versace Spring 2011 Runway Video:

1 Response to "RUNWAY REPORT.....Milan Fashion Week: Prada, Gucci, Versace S/S 2011"

Carla Buchanan said...

Nick, this is a great post! Colorful and informative!