Spring 2011 preview: What we loved at Milan Fashion Week

Milan Spring 2011

EVERYONE WAS TALKING ABOUT…
Optimistic bright, blasting colour; Miuccia’s “minimal baroque” collection for Prada; the fact that Milan is back on top; and, of course, where to go for dinner!

Milan Spring 2011
Photography by Peter Stigter


Milan Spring 2011
From left to right: Looks from Jil Sander, Emilio Pucci and Prada Spring 2011. Photography by Peter Stigter

I WANT…
Jil Sander’s ball skirt, Pucci’s tan leather Greek goddess sandal, and Prada’s shocking-pink-and-black striped pencil skirt.

Milan Spring 2011
Jil Sander Spring 2011. Photography by Peter Stigter

 

WHAT THEY’LL BE TALKING
ABOUT IN 5 YEARS:

The Jil Sander show.

MY MOMENT OF THE WEEK
Catfight at Etro—another editor actually yanked my swag pillow out of my arms! Fear not: I yanked it right back.

Milan Spring 2011
Photography by Jonathan Loek

MY FAVOURITE…INVITATIONS:
Jil Sander’s colour-blocked invite; D&G’s artful seed packets; a tutti-frutti lemon card from Moschino Cheap & Chic.

MY FAVOURITE…MEAL FOR POST-SHOW GOSSIP:
Spaghetti rosa at the Charleston.

MY FAVOURITE…RESTAURANT FOR SPOTTING THE FASHION FLOCK:
Da Ilia

MY FAVOURITE…SPOT FOR A DRINK:
The top of the Rinascente for a jaw-dropping close-up view of the Duomo.

MY FAVORITE…PLACES TO RUN TO BETWEEN SHOWS:
Chocolat for gelato; the Marni showroom; 10 Corso Como, for books and lust-provoking browsing.

MY FAVORITE..SOUNDTRACK:
The Cavalleria Rusticana opera intro at every Dolce & Gabbana show.

Milan Spring 2011
Playtime at the Versus show. Photography by James Cochrane

MY FAVORITE…SET:
The haunting rusted playground at Versus; the live blooming garden at D&G; the gigantic plastic foliage at Roberto Cavalli.

MY FAVORITE…MODEL:
Daphne Groeneveld—with those can’t miss ’em lips—at Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander, Marni, Pucci, Fendi, Max Mara, Versace, and more!

MILAN FASHION WEEK SPRING 2011
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