"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Milan Fashion Week: The Super Shows

Prada, Versace, Bottega Veneta - these designers ooze sex, power and money, hence the term 'Super Shows'.  They're the haute fashion houses of Italy, and in the S/S2012 shows they seriously didn't disappoint.


Silk car prints, broderie anglaise and pleats were the order of the day:

One of my favourite looks of the season so far.

Pale pink broderie anglaise innocence and a high shine power-bag? Of course!

Yup, this is the sunglasses shape of the season (see D&G in http://turquoise-pink.blogspot.com/2011/09/ss-2012-milan-fashion-week-highlights.html). I also love the pink and green diamante earrings, and note the pastel pleats.

More candy pleats.

Jessica Stam in a gold satin jacket and red pleated skirt? Genius.

Intricate leotard dresses...

...in pink and green beaded coral.

And the long-sleeved version for Hollywood glamour.

I wonder how many celebrity wish-lists this will be on?


I'm not ashamed to say that these photos actually brought tears to my eyes. It was like high-octane Disney, complete with The Little Mermaid.

White leather and gold stud detailing...classic Versace.

The crop-top and pencil skirt ensemble...next season's answer to the famous Givenchy example from this Autumn.

Princess alert!

And here it is, the most coveted print of next Summer.


Mermaids, seahorses and starfish, in pale blue and lilac. I think I'm in heaven.

More please!

In all its close-up glory.

Bottega Veneta

My favourite dress from the show, a shiny architectural feat:

How excited am I now for Paris!!