Milan Fashion Week
Week 3 of Fashion Month means what? Milano Womenswear, of course! From September 21st to the 27th, we will see everyone from Gucci, to Fendi, to Prada, to Missoni, and all of our other favourites. See the full schedule below!

Wednesday 21, September
09:30 Simonetta Ravizza (Via Clerici, 5)
11:30 Paola Frani (Via Carlo Botta, 8 )
12:30 Roccobarocco (Piazza Duomo, Lato la Rinascente)
14:00/15:00 Gucci (Piazza Oberdan, 2/B)
16:00 John Richmond (Giardini di Porta Venezia)
17:00 Alberta Ferretti (Via Senato, 10)
18:00 N°21 (Viale Alemagna, 6)
19:00 Francesco Scognimiglio (Via San Vittore,21)

Thursday 22nd September
09:30 MaxMara (Via Senato, 10)
10:30 Blugirl (C.so Venezia, 16)
11:30 Fendi (Via Sciesa, 3)
12:30 Ermanno Scervino (Via San Luca, 3)
14:00 D&G (Viale Piave, 24 Metropol)
15:00 Genny (Via Marconi, 1)
16:00 Krizia (Via Manin, 21)
17:00 Jo No Fui (Via Fogazzaro, 23)
18:00 Daniela Gregis (Piazza Sant’ Ambrogio 23/A)
18:00 Prada (Via Fogazzaro, 36)
19:00 Albino (Via Clerici, 5)
20:00 Anteprima (Piazza Duomo)

Friday 23rd September
09:30 Moschino (Via Senato, 10)
10:30 Antonio Marras (Viale Alemagna, 6)
11:30 2012 Les Copains (Via Clerici)
12:30 Etro (Via Piranesi, 14)
14:00 C’N’C Costume National (Piazza Duomo, Lato La Rinascente)
15:00 Iceberg (Via Palermo)
16:00 Blumarine (C.So Venezia, 16)
17:00 Gabriele Colangelo (Via Clerici, 5)
18:00 Lorenzo Riva (Via Burigozzo, 6)
18:00 Mardo de Vincenzo (Via Clerici, 5)
19:00 Aigner (Via Clerici, 10)
19:00 – 20:00 Versace (Via Gesu, 12)
20:30 Trussardi (Castello Sforzesco)

Saturday 24th September
09:30 Bottega Veneta (Via Priv. Ercole Marelli, 6)
10:30 – 11:30 Emporio Armani (Via Bergognone, 59)
11:30 Mila Schon (Via Clerici, 10)
12:30 Sportmax (Via Senato, 10)
14:00 – 15:00 Jil Sander (Via Beltrami, 5)
15:00 Silvio Betterelli (Via Clerici, 5)
16:00 Frankie Morello (Via Palermo, 10)
17:00 Just Cavalli (Via Orobia 15)
18:00 Ter Et Bantine (Via San Francesco D’Assisi 15)
19:00 – 20:00 Emilio Pucci (C.So Venezia, 16)
20:30 Moschino Cheap and Chic (Via Marina Ang Via Boscheti)

Sunday 25th September
09:30 – 10:30 Marni (Via Alserio, 22)
11:30 1a Classe – Alveiro Martini
12:30 Laura Biagiotti (Via Rivoli, 6)
14:00 Dolce & Gabbana (Viale Piave, 24 Metropol)
15:00 Byblos (Piazza Duomo, Lato La Rinascente)
16:00 Missoni (Via Festa del Perdono, 7)
17:00 Massimo Rebecchi (Via Clerici, 5)
18:00 Salvatore Ferragamo (Piazza Affari, 6)
19:00 Aquilano Rimondi (Via Palestro, 14)
20:00 Roberto Musso (Via Dei Bossi, 3)
20:30 Versus (Via Gesu, 12)

Monday 26, September
09:30 DSquared2 (Via San Luca, 3)
10:30 – 11:30 Giorgio Armani (Via Bergagnone, 59)
13:00 Roberto Cavalli (Arco Della Pace, Piazza Sempione)
14:00 – 15:00 Gianfranco Ferre’ (Via Pontaccio, 21)
16:00 Normaluisa (Via Clerici, 10)

Tuesday 27, September
10:00 Chicca Lualdi Beequeen (Via Clerici, 5)
10:45: Cristiano Burani (Via Clerici, 10)
11:30 Erkan Coruh (Via Clerici, 5)
12:00-15:00 New Upcoming Designers – Mauro Gasperi, Sergei Grinko, Francesca Liberatore (Piaza Duomo)

Gossip Girl

  • Ever heard of Romeo & Juliet Couture? No? Me either. Surprisingly, they just won themselves a collaboration that will keep their name on everyone’s lips. They are partnering with The CW on a Gossip Girl clothing line! (Finally). The collection is set to include embellished tops, bottoms, novelty sweaters, outerwear and draped chiffon dresses with touches of leather, pleats and prints. Every item in the collection will be inspired by one of the characters on Gossip Girl (I want Chuck’s clothing!). I’m guessing this will mean lots of body-conscious, partially mis-matched items (Serena), lots of prim/classic/bow-embellishments (Blair) and then, the funky’ selection (Vanessa). The line will retail for $80-$200 and will be sold in stores such as Kitson, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue come Fall.

  • Six-year-old Toddlers and Tiaras “celebrity” Eden Wood had a tantrum at the Allure Fashion Week Lounge. Not your typical toddler tantrum, either. She was simply distraught after being told that she was too young to use their GLO Brilliant teeth-whitening device.

  • For fashions Fall/Winter 2012 collections, New York Fashion Week has been scheduled to begin one week later than usual, which has ruffled some feathers in Milan. Mario Boselli, the Italian Chamber of Fashion head, called the schedule change “arrogant”, in fear that Milan Fashion Week will be “squeezed” between London Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week.

  • Behnaz Sarafpour, one of the fashion designers who decided against showing a collection this season, does not believe she ever will again. She expressed feelings that it will continue to be “a lot” for her small company to produce three collections a year and will focus on showing two stronger collections, instead (either Spring and Fall or Fall and Resort).

  • Now that New York Fashion Week‘s Spring/Summer 2012 slot is over, a shot-for-shot video remake of Lanvin‘s fall campaign video has been released featuring some models, stylists, bloggers, and fashionistas around the Lincoln Center! Created by videographer David Sherman, the remake is just as charming as the original. See below!

  • Missoni Fall Winter 2011
    Inspired by fairytale creatures, Missoni delivered some necessarily exigent pieces for Fall/Winter 2011. The designs were mortally tenebrous, some would say over-styled, and – to myself – had the core of a sartorial notepad. Most go to Missoni for the chunky knits – now in braided and degradé versions – which appeared to be right at home in a sea of pastels. Angela Missoni can segue seamlessly between the heritage and the new*. View Post

    Dolce Gabbana Fall Winter 2011
    Warning: another Eighties erruption at Dolce & Gabbana, and it was a star-studded affair. Literally. Like last season, show attendees were greeted with giant screens broadcasting via the backstage commotion, with barely-there peaks at the collection of ingénue actuality. There was a certain ‘he wore/she wore’ air – whether present on an androgynous beauty in menswear or the angled haute-ies in their epicine best. Lush, mega-monopolizing garments in any light. See the top five looks below! View Post

    Moschino Cheap and Chic Fall Winter 2011
    It is clear-cut: Moschino Cheap & Chic designer Rossella Jardini deposits her most whimsical talents at their brainstation. It is so restorative to see a collection like this among a slew of unfathomable black. Inspired by the world’s fashion capitals – New York, London, Milan, and Paris – there were tasteful translations seen in the colours of the cities, figurative landmark prints, and tartan that didn’t make me want to vomit. The styling was attenuate, and secured Jardini’s star among the brightest. See the top five looks below! View Post