La Dolce Vita: Milan Fashion Week

Fall 2011 Ready-To-Wear Fashion Weeks just keeps chugging along. Milan ended yesterday, so it is time for a NorthOnHarper recap some of our favorite Italian shows.  And, while I described London’s week as distinctly quirky, Milan always has an ease meets allure thing about it.  In fact the three shows below have this sort of riding around on Vespas and eating gelato general enjoyment of ‘la dolce vita’ thing down pat.  But don’t take my word for it, check out some of the standouts from Dolce & Gabbana, MaxMara and Fendi, below.

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2011 Ready-To-Wear Collection. Images from Style.com, Photo by Yannis Vlamos/ GoRunway.com

The first two looks from Dolce & Gabbana are markedly girlie, with their sweetheart necklines and demure patterns.  Meanwhile, the look on the right balances its masculine edge with the femininity of the cropped sweater.

MaxMara Fall 2011 Ready-To-Wear Collection. Images from Style.com, Photo by Yannis Vlamos/ GoRunway.com

All three of these models from the MaxMara show make me want to jet set around Europe.  I love the collars, the soft hues, and the beautiful fabrics.  This feels like a modern Jackie O- and that is not a compliment I throw around frequently.

Fendi Fall 2011 Ready-To-Wear Collection. Images from Style.com, Photo by Yannis Vlamos/ GoRunway.com

Fendi’s collection felt extremely intelligent, but also simple.  I really like the color palette for autumn, which is saying something since I usually gravitate towards a black/grey scheme.  It is also the whimsical shapes that  make these looks so appealing.

 

 

Comments

  1. Hi!! ohhhhhhhhhhhhh…those MaxMara pieces are fantastic! I love the tiny high waists on those skirts…very flattering.
    Wanted to leave you some comment love without the hassel of openID!!! <3

  2. p.s. now following you on facebook and twitter :)

  3. maxmara is GORGEOUS. just lovely!!!

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