You cannot deconstruct unless you know how to construct. - Alexander McQueen

Favorites from Milan Fashion Week permalink

Reviewing the s/s 2007 shows from Milan was an educational exercise, pushing past the standard reports on Versace, Prada, Gucci, Armani, Fendi, Ferragamo, etc. Despite being severely limited by knowing only one language, I made an effort to find more complete coverage. Favorites include well-known labels like Missoni and Bottega Veneta as well as some precious gems like Amuleti J obtained through a little mining.

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Amuleti J s/s 2007, detail

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A Pageant of Delight permalink

Over the last few seasons designers have been surrendering to enchantment. The mood, executed lightly or darkly, is a surrendering to the fog of history and folklore. Considering current events, it may reflect the Zeitgeist. Then again, it may not. However, one thing is clear: exploring the richness of fairytale and legend will provide designers with a neverending supply of themes.

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image: Alexander McQueen a/w 2006-7

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