At D&G in Milan yesterday a riot of tartan and checks strutted down the mirrored and carpeted catwalk. Perhaps her majesty the Queen and Balmoral are unusual themes for a brand aimed at the young, clubbing set? But the boys ran with the theme and then more some, somehow making tartan skirts, check ruffled blouses and mid calf length, tartan prairie skirts look achingly sexy and chic. The stars of the show were the 70s flared jeans, Mongolian fur gilets and for the finale - floor length checked prairie dresses.
While at Ferretti a flounce free collection captured a no frills kind of femininity that matched perfectly with the restrained mood in Milan this week. In the absence of fuss and details (a small sequined cuff here or a gathered seam there), texture, fabric and rich colour were the focus. Swirling marble and peacock prints on silk, deep purple velvet, midnight silk and emerald satin were amongst the rich jewelled colour palette - another of the new season's most pervasive themes so far.
By Melissa Dick
Posted: 19 February 2008More