February 24, 2006

f/w 2006 milan: all about excess.

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at burberry, christopher bailey answered the eternal question: “what else can you do to a trenchcoat?” add fur! and with the first exit, stella tennant in a cotton trench with fox hem and cuffs, bailey sent down more trenches, quilted coats and jackets with fur collars, hems and cuffs. there were also cute plaid jackets belted at the waist, tiered flounce skirts, black and white print dresses with cream sweaters, balloon skirts, knit scarves and hats, and rough and tumble leather bags.

dolce & gabbana were in a napoleonic mood, and the looks were a mix between military jackets with tails, skinny jodpurs with button sides, cropped velvet pants and leather jackets, and empire waist chiffon dresses, gold braided empire velvet dresses, high waist velvet tulip skirts, tapestry suits, and regal looking gowns. no doubt guest jennifer lopez was spotting some looks for the red carpet.

the fendi show was postponed yesterday after the photographer’s platform collapsed, injuring one person. but that didn’t stop karl lagerfeld from putting on a phenomenal show, following up his great s/s collection. with one collection he hit on two big trends: the mod-ish 60s and military. there were short dresses and coats with ballooned 3/4 sleeves, fitted peplum waist bustiers, sleek trousers with knits and an emphasized waist, short babydoll dresses, and nipped waist mink coats and wool jackets. continuing the great fendi accessories tradition, there were b bags in leopard print pony hair, textured metals, and black and gold trimmed bucket bags.