MilanFashion Week: Women's Fall 2010 Ready to Wear

If there is anything DomenicoDolce andStefano Gabbana love, aside from a bustier, it’s a theme,particularly for their D&Gcollection. So when thelights went down and the video of snow-capped peakswent up attheir show on Thursday, it was obvious that, just as they did formen’s, the boys were hitting the slopes. Or, more likely, thelodge, as thesegirls, cozied up in cute, cropped sweaters; teenyknit bloomers, and tube topsaccessorized with glittery goggles andknee-high fur boots, were strictly snowbunnies. It was an adorableAlpine escapade, central to which were fresh,Nordic knits done incombinations of maroon and ivory and gray and ivory, somesportinga reindeer or two. Much of fashion is in a sportswear mood, and Fendi’sKarl Lagerfeld servedup one of the season’s strongest takes. Lagerfeldstartedout with a focus on structure and intriguing architectural cuts(e.g.,the opening cocoon like fur coat with a sliced-out arch inthe front) beforemoving on to roomier and more relaxedsilhouettes. To wit, stylish smockdresses came with wide bishopsleeves, some with cascading drape details, whiletailored vestsand coatdresses were cut into swingy trapeze shapes. Before herThursday night show, MiucciaPrada declared hercollection “very feminine” and “sexy,”noting a bigemphasis on the breasts. Sex appeal — thiscollection had plenty. But inPrada’s world, it’s notabout baring all, but covering it up, a point she madestraight outof the gate with a plain black wool dress with long sleeves,high-cut neck and knee-length, A-line skirt ruffled at the hem. See all collections from the ongoing seasonhere>>
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