Milan Fashion Week 2012! Another special edition of STYLE LICKS – “Italians do it better.” Sophia Loren, cat-eye liner, PRADA, no problem. Covering the latest from Milan’s catwalks, take-in 10 Italian designers this Fall. Tutto Bene! Also, apparently a tribute to top model Bette Franke who looks amazing in everything she puts on.
A strong shift from the soft-hued “Rococo” of Spring’s 2012 collections, black, black, black, ruled the runway. Italian super brands Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci pay tribute to the “art of darkness,” highlighting various periods of artistic movement and STYLE to include the Baroque and the Pre-Raphaelite. Donatella Versace moves into the 21st Century with Gothic iconography from silk-embroidered crosses, bejeweled black velvet and leather thigh-highs, to a multitude of models sporting Rooney Mara’s bold/blunt bang. ALSO, Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons debuts his farewell collection for Jil Sander F/W 2012.
1. DOLCE & GABBANA
2. SALVATORE FERAGAMO
4. BOTTEGA VENETA
8. EMILIO PUCCI
10. JIL SANDER
And as always, let us know if we missed something in the comments. More FASHION WEEK coverage (PART III MILAN) next week!!! PSA:-the WINTER STYLE GUIDE IS UP-LOVE IT RIGHT HERE . + OUR 12 TRENDS TO LOOK FORWARD TO in 2012 STORY+ STYLE LICKS: NEW YORK, LONDON, AND PARIS ALL TO COME!
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