“In the show notes, Molinari dished out some quirky musings like “Dress in a Rose” and “Nest in a Knit.” It was a feel-good notion, and some pieces, like a blush shearling biker jacket and a voluminous cashmere coat, served it well. But sequined string dresses, as well as the floral-patterned pouf miniskirts in the shape of a rose, weren’t flattering.
While the men’s-wear influences, including a strong-shouldered herringbone pantsuit and a chic Prince of Wales cape embellished with a Moorish motif, didn’t gel with the rest of the lineup, they were, nonetheless, show highlights.”
On Thursday, a woman activist tried to interrupt the show of Just Cavalli, the youth-oriented line by Roberto Cavalli, approaching the catwalk with a banner reading “Your fashion, their death”.
“Hold the Prosecco. Italian designers are demonstrating a taste for whisky this season, with Rossella Jardini the latest to embrace all things Scottish.
Her tartan tuxedos, mini kilts and taut jackets fastened with leather buckles came festooned with embroidered “M” crests and accessorized with glengarry bonnets.
Jardini cited late American fashion plate Ann Bonfoey Taylor as the starting point for the collection, inspired by her taste for skiing and horseback riding, along with the crème de la crème of French couture.”
“Imagine what the patrons of a glamorous ’40s-era Parisian jazz club would wear, and you’re not far off from the Fall 2013 collection from DSquared2. Designers Dean and Dan Caten sent out a series of looks that ran the gamut from masculine to ultrafeminine, like the silk gown trimmed in ostrich feathers that opened the show.
As if that doesn’t sound luxurious enough, a fur coat in oxblood came down the runway with blue leather trousers and a bejeweled clutch, while other suits in the collection were studded with colorful brooches. But what really sent the show over the top and got tongues wagging were the rhinestone-spangled cigarette extenders a few models carried on their walks. And what better way to declare that your collection is truly smoking?”