February 24, 2007

f/w 07.08 milan: fendi and versace.

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two standout collection from milan were fendi and versace, and both used fur in interesting ways.

at fendi, karl lagerfeld strayed from the black/white/silver palette he used for spring and ventured into more color and a more earthy tones. no long coats here, as all the furs were short jackets with big collars, small cinched waists, and volumnious sleeves. mixed in with the furs were dresses with nailhead studs, tulip sleeves and , high waist metallic leather skirts, cuff sleeve turtleneck sweaters.

the voodoo bag made its debut, made of wool dreadlocks, spangles and large sequins layered to replicate fish-scales. and shoes were donut platform 40s style peep toe sandals, elastic cuff ankle boots, and suede stud platform oxford pumps.

donatella versace took things away from the body for fall, with swingy trapeze furs, and egg shaped coats and jackets. the suits and day dresses were some of the most wearable in years and my favorites included a grey cashmere belted oversized sweatshirt dress, skinny sheaths in tomato red, white, and camel, and a black techno-fabric long sleeve dress with an open back and plastic chain belt

evening gowns were glammed up with large rectangular plastic “sequins” placed on the straps, bodice and waist, or with metal chain straps either out in the open or covered in chiffon, and short dresses done in chain metal with larger square plastic and mirror sequins.

even the accessories were sleek, with zip up shoe booties, metal trim pocket totes, angora berets, and beaded trim patent t-strap pumps.

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