MFW | FW13 Round-up

I feel like in Milan, we are almost always bombarded by a sensory overload when it comes to the general aesthetic of things. Unbeknownst to me until this season (or maybe I just forgot), beautifully clean-cut collections like this one do exist at MFW! Stripped to the bare basics of strong, linear silhouettes, and a minimal palette of white, navy, black, and champagne tones, the mere coloring of this collection had me hooked. It was all so elegantly cut, too. 
So D&G is exemplar of sensory overload, but I personally feel like the season-after-season theatricality of it makes it an exception. I first thought of Byzantium when I was clicking through this collection, in all its golden mosaic opulence. Amidst all the fantastically embellished sequin and gem frocks, there were a few lacey chiffon dresses in rich reds and pure whites. 
Deconstructed comfort were the two words that came to mind. The pervasive slouchiness and drapey appearance of the clothing on the models made me want to sleep in Missoni. Washed out hues and fading ombres gave it an even laid-back feel. Sleepy in a good way. 
If you read my runway posts, you'll know that I love me some wonderfully tailored and constructed origami-esque clothing. The symmetry, or lack thereof, of the pieces and the neutral colors really shouted "origami" to me, but that's just me (what do you think?). Angular edges and boxy cuts are the stuff my dreams are made of--I also normally don't like paper-bag waists, but GIVE IT ALL TO ME. 
and that concludes Milan! Paris has already started and I've already saved some snaps for PFW posts!


eliza said...

I really love Genny and Gianfranco Ferre. The detail and ornamentation at Dolce and Gabbana is pretty impressive!


canvasofculture said...

such impeccably styled looks. wow. each collection is so strong!