Milan Fall/Winter 2012 favourites

28/02/2012

flowers at Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2012
I wish Milan fashion week was longer, stretched over days and even months because following it was like opening a box of treats every day – you never knew what to expect and there was always something special to enjoy.

I was lucky to watch some of the live streams and incredibly grateful to be given such an opportunity. It’s a shame that Bottega Veneta was all very much a private affair because I would love to see it in motion rather than stills that, as beautiful as they were, didn’t move me enough to talk about them much longer.

And so before we travel to the Holy Grail of fashion I want to share some of my favourite looks from the catwalks of Milan. My choice is based mainly on the gut feeling and my desire to own and wear the clothes.

Dolce & Gabbana show was as Italian as it could possibly be: the theatrical setting, the music and, of course, the clothes created for a woman who knows how beautiful she is. It was also wonderful to see how Domenico and Stefano remain so true to their philosophy and style and yet manage to play with the silhouettes, mood and fabrics in a way that’s so exciting.

Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012
Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012






I love love love this Emilio Pucci dress! It looks like a second skin, almost as if you just walked through the moonlight. Absolutely mesmerising.

Emilio Pucci Fall/Winter 2012
Emilio Pucci Fall/Winter 2012
Emilio Pucci Fall/Winter 2012

The last Jil Sander by Raf Simons collection was a midsummer dream, so ethereal and delicate like a dance of petals in the wind. Some looks reminded me of Dior's designs and I secretly hope that this is where Simons will be heading to next…

Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2012
Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2012
Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2012
Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2012
Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2012
Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2012
Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2012
Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2012
Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2012
Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2012





Finally there is Sportmax. In one word: LOVE. This is a kind of sporty  and slightly edgy elegance that I crave and adore and would wear day in and day out if only I had a chance to.

Sportmax Fall/Winter 2012
Sportmax Fall/Winter 2012
Sportmax Fall/Winter 2012
Sportmax Fall/Winter 2012
Sportmax Fall/Winter 2012
Sportmax Fall/Winter 2012
Sportmax Fall/Winter 2012
Sportmax Fall/Winter 2012
Sportmax Fall/Winter 2012
Sportmax Fall/Winter 2012
Sportmax Fall/Winter 2012
Sportmax Fall/Winter 2012
Sportmax Fall/Winter 2012
Sportmax Fall/Winter 2012
Sportmax Fall/Winter 2012
Sportmax Fall/Winter 2012
Sportmax Fall/Winter 2012
Photo source: flowers at Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2012, Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012, Emilio Pucci Fall/Winter 2012, Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2012, Sportmax Fall/Winter 2012

11 comments:

  1. Thank you for your comment! Loved the Jill Sander!! Sad that Raf Simons isn't designing for J.Sander anymore.. :(

    Love your blog!! Would love to follow eachother! :D


    Love always, x

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  2. Really stunning Milan Fashion week,dear LR:-)*
    I'am also a very big fan of Pucci and D&G!!!
    There was a great spectacel every day,that's true.
    Much absoluteyl gorgeous inspirations coming from Dolce & Gabbana colection....HOW extremely beautiful work!!!

    Wish you creative week ahed,my dear friend,
    Love,
    ***Violetta***

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  3. Once again we share the love for a collection. :) I hope to see Raf Simons at Dior. I also loved the edgy elegance (this is indeed the expression to describe it) at Sportmax. xo

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  4. Well I'm definitely going to dig up my old Antic Batik brocade coat it fits right in...loving Sportmax that cream coat and the blue knit OMG!

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  5. I loved your selection and your description of the Dolce & Gabbana's collection was simply perfect! To me the Jil Sander by Raf Simmons collection was the perfect (yet very sad) ending of a collaboration that gave us beautiful minimal silhouettes with great feminine touches.

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  6. I love that last dress you featured in Jill Sander's line. Very pretty! Ohhhh D&G have outdone themselves. So exquisite. I LOVE IT! I hadn't seen it yet. Thanks for showing it here.
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  7. Mine absolute favourite was Jil Sander collection. Truly feminine yet absolutely powerful!
    Sportmax surprised with gorgeous deep shades!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  8. I agree! Milan was my favorite stop so far and those Sportmax looks make me crave living someplace cold enough to dress like that every single day! I have been a bit back and forth on Dolce-it is so very them, but also so very 80s Lacroix--but then that's fashion, always borrowing and recycling! Great post!

    xo Mary Jo

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  9. Such a amazing, lovely collection ! Really loveee it! and mine favo is Jil Sander. xxx

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  10. Hi my dear!!!
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment....!!! :)
    Yes,we could follow each other...
    I start following you!! Now you have to do the same... ;) ;)I'll wait only you <3

    NICE PICTURES!!

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    KISSES FROM ITALY

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  11. These photos are so stunning. I love all of the looks. The collections are fabulous. I especially love the Jil Sander by Raf Simmons.

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