September 25, 2012

Best Of Milan Fashion Week (III)

Fashion avec Passion is proud to present to you the most spectacular shows from Milan Fashion Week, so that you can always be a step ahead when it comes to fashion and be inspired by the latest collections and hottest trends that designers have to offer for next season.

Dolce & Gabbana

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are the only designers that could dress a woman in a sack an make her look wonderful. And when I say „sack”, I speak literally, as the designer duo sent their models down the runway in short dresses made from raffia sacks, for their Spring/Summer 2013 collection.

But what if the occasion calls for a more elegant look? (Though what could be more chic than a raffia sack dress with traditional Sicilian prints?!) Fear not, as there’s plenty to choose from: striped dresses, perfect for a summer day, romantic dresses with prints inspired by the traditional vases and dishes from the Sicilian region of Caltagirone, chandelier earrings, multicoloured scarves and chic bags, either woven or covered in bead appliqués.

Thus, it;s settled: come spring, don’t be afraid of colour and prints. Embrace the kitsch-chic image of the Dolce & Gabbana summer looks and you’ll be la più bella ragazza.

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Giorgio Armani

Named “Kaleidoscope”, Giorgio Armani’s collection for the upcoming season honoured its name by featuring a suite of shiny eye-catching looks.

From the wide-legged pants to the dresses, long jackets, tops and blazers, Armani gave a futuristic twist to his Spring/Summer looks, by layering shiny fabrics one over another, such as silk and organza. The chosen chromatic palette was focused on tones reminiscent of the infinite cosmos – grey, navy, pale mauve, powdered green and white.

The second part of the show was reserved to the diaphanous trousers and dresses, evoking the atmosphere of a starry summer night.

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Salvatore Ferragamo

For the Spring/Summer 2013 season, Massimiliano Giornetti imagined a luxe collection, in which pieces made from various exotic skins were sweetened by shiny metallic accents, which consolidated the collection’s air of refinement.

Although the cashmere knitwear paired with short skirts embroided with gold discs and pants with floral embroidery are items that are sure to land on every fashionista’s wishlist for next season, the outfits that stole the show were the leather ones, from trenchcoats to skirts and dresses, in an array of exotic skins, perfect for a tough city girl look.

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Roberto Cavalli

“43 paintings…my creations to celebrate the feminine sensuality”. This is Roberto Cavalli’s vision for his new Spring/Summer collection.

With a strong Art Nouveau feel, the looks were brought to life with the help of hand-drawn prints, punctuated by leather and lace details, while the sensuality of the female body was accentuated with the help of various strategic cut-outs and slits. The animal prints, a recurring element in the designer’s stylistic vocabulary, were alternated with botanic prints, and the fine fabrics, such as silk and mousseline, provided the collection with a powerful sense of refinement.

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To watch the rest of the fashion shows at Milan Fashion Week, check out Best Of Milan Fashion Week (I) and Best Of Milan Fashion Week (II)!

Photos courtesy of:, Roberto Cavalli PR Office,