Thu, August 19, 2010

Milan Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Milan fashion starts with tighter schedule

Thousands of journalists and buyers have descended on the Italian fashion capital to see designers such as Giorgio Armani, Prada and Versace's womenswear for next winter.Full story

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Beauty round up: Bellissimo updos

The runways were filled with statement making beauty including pumped-up pompadours, strong brows and come-hither, smoky eyes.

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Fendi's Lagerfeld colours Milan

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Issa

2010-02-26 09:58:03 GMT SINA.com If one is to judge a label by its front row—which is, after all, the point of the front row—what on earth to make of Issa? Its prime seating section proudly showcased the likes of Peaches Geldof and Pippa Middleton, sister of Kate, girlfriend of Prince William. In other words, English girls famous for their relatives.

Burberry Prorsum

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Basso & Brooke

2010-02-26 09:21:10 GMT SINA.com After losing the rights to his name and taking the Spring season off, Alessandro Dell'Acqua was back on the runway today with a new label and a somewhat new approach. He's named the collection No. 21 after his lucky number (his birthday is December 21), and as he said backstage, "It's about real women." Or to put it another way? "There's more daywear." Dell'Acqua's focus on masculine staples like crisp blue cotton poplin shirts, boxy knits, and camel trousers puts him in step with the general direction fashion is heading in—a smart move in these more practical times.

Prada

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