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Marni for H&M


Marni have been named the next designer to jump on the H&M collaboration train. The brand’s signature style is what I like to call ‘cartoon chic’. Bold prints and bold colours all in one outfit; can it get any better than that? The Collection arrives in selected stores on March 8th and will offer womenswear as well as menswear. Bring on those brighter colours!

Marni Fall 2011

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Milan Fashion Week Spring 2012 – Top 5 Shows


Prada – This season Miuccia Prada showed a variety of what I like to call ‘trailer trash chic’ looks. The esteemed designer excited the crowd with hints of leather, satin and pleating. Of course we must not forget the flames rising from the bottom of dresses and firing out the back of shoes. Can she do anything wrong?

Prada

Jil Sander – Very simple, very different, very white. The Jil Sander collection has impressed me yet again. From the time the first model walked out to the last, I thought of one thing. 1940’s nurses with a touch of elegance. The straight, shear white dresses were paired with nurse shaped hats and a net veil covering their face. I like to think that every designer has a ‘moment’, and this is Jil Sander’s.

Jil Sander

Dolce and Gabbana – As I watched the models walk down the runway, I became more and more hungry. Fruit and vegetables seemed to be quite a big theme. Chili’s, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, the list goes on. While sticking to their womanly shapes, Dolce and Gabbana showed a collection of fabulous Fifties females. Each look better than the next. Not surprising for a design duo who seem to know it all.

Dolce and Gabbana

Versace – This is a big year for Versace. Not only did they show an astounding collection, they have landed one of the biggest collaborations in history…..Versace for H&M. The almost fully white collection was true Versace minus the print. Sexy silhouettes and sky scraper stilettos where present on the runway. Well done Donatella, well done indeed.

Versace

Gucci – Frida Giannini (Creative Director) showed an art deco inspired collection leaning towards the 1920’s. There was a rock chick attitude to the models with a glamorous touch. Quite a strong combination. The embroidered, embellished and beaded collection has already been a huge hit amongst the editors. My favorite part? Most definitely the fringe. Nothing better thean some 1920’s fringe!

Gucci

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Lady Gaga’s Vintage Versace


Start digging into that archive, it’s time for some vintage Versace. Lady Gaga has yet again set another trend globally. For the first time ever Ms. Donatella Versace has opened the archive, giving Lady Gaga a whole new wardrobe.

Versace ad campaign

 

Lady Gaga decked out in Versace

Not only do we get to drool over the weird and wonderful prints that Gaga wears, but we might also get to wear them. Donatella, who is collaborating with H&M, is basing the collection on the archival prints. So let’s all jump back to 80’s in Vibrant Versace.

Lady Gaga in Versace print outfit

Lady Gaga mixing vintage Versace colors

 

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Versace for H&M


Yes you read that right! Versace is the latest designer to collaborate with high street store H&M. Donatella is opening Gianni Versace’s archives to re-create masterpieces from his spectacular shows. The collection includes 40 womenswear pieces, 24 menswear pieces and accessories. The collection hits stores on November 17, but will Donatella create as much excitement as Lanvin, which sold out just a few hours after the doors opened? Versace, we’re counting on you!

Versace Fall/Winter 2011

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