Economic Tank Yields Fantastic Fashion in Milan

By Elaina J. Martin on
Milan Fashion Week - VERSACE Catwalk. (Photo by Flynet Pictures) In times of economic crisis, the decisions on what we are willing to spend our hard-earned cash on become ever more crucial. Sarah Rutson, fashion director at Hong Kong-based Lane Crawford, told Women's Wear Daily (WWD) recently, "Everyone is mindful of the economic situation that we are all facing. In Asia, our last economic crisis is still very fresh in our memories, and in those years, we found that spending was...Read Full Story

Pouty, Toga-ed Models at DSquared Spring Summer 2009

By Alicia Dennis on
Model Ester Canadas walks the runway during the DSquared2 fashion show at Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 on September 25, 2008 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images Europe) It looks like one of the designers at Milan label DSquared sat down and said to himself, "I want to make a toga as futuristic as possible."  Other pieces presented at Milan Fashion Week were far more modern, like this flatteringly tailored white suit.Model Nadege walks the runway...Read Full Story

Valentin Yusdashkin's Stunning Spring 2009 Collection

By Alicia Dennis on
All images Flynet PicturesRussian Valentin Yudashkin is the only designer in his native country who can say he designs haute couture (he was honored the Syndicate of High Fashion in Paris in 2003).  The designer is becoming increasingly famous outside of Russia, his ultra-feminine, intricately detailed dresses becoming a global fashion phenomenon. The gowns presented at Yudashkin's Milan Fashion Week exhibition were breathtakingly glamorous.  Yudashkin's designs channeled the Golden Age of...Read Full Story

Dramatic Draping at Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2009

By Alicia Dennis on
A model walks the runway during the Salvatore Ferragamo fashion show at Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 on September 23, 2008 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images Europe) The Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2009 exhibition at the Milan Fashion Week was marked by dramatic elegance.  Models swathed in expertly cinched and pleated fabrics swept the stage, some of their bodies completely concealed beneath yards of luxurious fabrics in the season's hottest...Read Full Story

Sportmax Spring 2009: Culottes and High Waists

By Alicia Dennis on
A model walks the runway during the Sportmax fashion show at Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 on September 23, 2008 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images Europe) Max Mara has been manufacturing classtastic women's clothing for years under several different labels.  The aptly named "Sportmax" is the Max Mara sportsclothes line, which means these are clothes we should be able to wear frequently.  Would you wear the strangely folded contraption above right...Read Full Story
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