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Milan Fashion Week

The show must go, even under sad and tragic circumstances. Missoni knows this to its core and put on a show despite Vittorio Missoni’s disappearance.

Salvatore Ferragamo, Fall 2013. Photo by Marcus Tondo

Trends have a way of repeating themselves, and this collection seems to be a futuristic mod –perhaps what mod will look like in 2060 or 3060.


Dolce & Gabbana sent bloomers down the runway, but that wasn’t the most shocking moment of their fall winter 2013 ready-to-wear collection. The awe-inspiring moment goes to the finale when a gaggle of models dressed in red storm the runway.


Usually the words undone in fashion work as a semi-polite way to say unfinished, broken, or just no good, however Prada managed to turn it around and make undone chic and desirable.


Peter Dundas had had enough. In Emilio Pucci’s fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection, blues, tans, and whites fluttered down the runway in a plethora of fabrics and textures soothing the malaise of winter.


Subtlety and Versace go together like pickles and peanut butter. One doesn’t wear Versace to blend in, nor does one eat P&P for a bland sandwich.


Unveiling look after look, the inspiration of Gucci’s fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection was clear.


In typical Moschino style, a juxtaposing collection went down the runway and worked beautifully. This year’s contrasting theme melded opulence with the everyday.


Earth tones ruled the runway for Fendi’s Fall outing in a massive turnaround from the futuristic vibe of its previous collection.


Emporio Armani managed to create a not-so-future futuristic look Fall. Managing to strike an almost unfathomable mix of pragmatism with a hint of the future, the pieces utilize a mix of textures, sheens, and colors.


Paul Surridge serves up a Z Zegna collection of merry wanderers, risk-takers and romantics.


Giorgio Armani shows his take on the athletic trend sweeping the runway.


The Kenzo man evolves into something a bit more serious, a bit more high-fashion, at this year’s Pitti Uomo.


Christopher Bailey brings back some much needed creative verve to his Burberry Prorsum men’s line.


Marni finds the right mix of school boy elegance and athletic accents. Boyish charm sums up Marni’s Ready-to-Wear collection for fall 2013.


Jil Sander’s second season back at her namesake brand had her turning back to the basics of simple lines and exquisite tailoring.


Inspired by the Brauhaus school of design, Iceberg’s fall 2013 collection employed black as its canvas with accents of reds, yellows, and blues adorning the simple yet beautifully tailored garments.


The brand known for strutting statuesque male models down the runway in their briefs turned to its Italian roots and created a collection playing off the Catholicism of its home.


Versace men’s ready-to-wear collection may as well have just been called the show with the lingerie for men.


This Sunday at 11am EST, Bloginity’s own Alexander Patino will join Jay Strut and Bag Snob on an epic Google+ hangout with Paul Surridge, creative director of Z Zegna.


Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli have really locked in on the princess dream dress at Valentino. There’s something regal about their clothes. Their diffusion line Red Valentino still fits into the princess motif, but this girl is all good times and frivolity.


To say that this was a collection of exquisite elegance and an almost quiet refinement would be an understatement.


Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli are something like conjurers. Their Valentino woman is a perfect mix of modern and mythic femininity. Their clothes have always been blessed by a finely tuned temporal amalgamation of good taste – a little bit of the old, a little bit of the new.


Not to insinuate that Massimiliano Giornetti has struggled to find his footing at Salvatore Ferragamo, but his Spring collection was so overwhelmingly pleasing, so supremely luxurious and  so accessible, that it may just be the apotheosis of everything that Salvatore Ferragamo stands for historically in palpable actuality today.


Using the “opulence of Indochina” as his inspiration, Peter Dundas takes us on a journey of Asian eloquence with delicate dragon and tiger embroideries, kimono jackets, and plunging cheongsams revealing bare backs of the adventurous wearer.