Monday, 30 September 2013

Milan Fashion Week Favourites

I loved some of the floral prints from the Milan fashion shows. Above from left: Dolce and Gabbana (first two) and Antonio Marras. I absolutely adored the whole Dolce and Gabbana collection, where delicate blossom tree florals in soft colours were combined with intricate silk appliqué on sheer fabrics and silks. The collection also used Roman reference prints - ancient greek architecture and lithographs in mono tone, sepia colours that were digitally printed and combined with floral imagery, blown up coin prints as well as Sicilian decoration. The Antonio Marras collection included  sketchy, painterly prints, illustrative landscapes and traditional looking botanical engravings in subtle colours (my favourites) adorned across dresses in a large scale.

Below are: Versace, Alberta Ferretti, and Just Cavalli. There was a mix of brightly coloured, collaged bold, photographic collaged blooms / garden floral prints of varying sizes and on light/dark coloured grounds. Alberta Ferretti was one of my personal favourites, with border scarf floral prints graduating in size with a folkloric feel.

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