Friday, February 26, 2010

Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana & then Blumarine

David Bailey for Burberry did a Fall 2010 show which looked
like an outer wear show to me. The ONLY item not considered
a coat which I liked is this one:
I have never cared for the classic Burberry trench just
because it screams "BURBERRY" & this Fall season
David Bailey has created nothing except  more outerwear
pieces, granted much more stylish.  His daywear or evening wear
is only worn to showcase his coats & jackets.
I do, though, love the above outfit with this color pallette;
it looks sleek, young and dynamic.

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010
looked like Apres Ski
or the same collection designed when the Olympics were in Turino
4 years ago,  completely, totally unwearable


someone, please tell me who would wear this
sheer nightgown-looking outfit with UGG-like boots


Then there is Blumarine under the strong guidance of
Anna Molinari who just knocks your socks off
with youth, vigor, high visibility and versatility

are these crystal-studded boots to die for? & they are in beige too !!
great little cocktail outfit (worn with tights or patterned hosiery)
leather jacket that could be worn 100 different ways

knocked-out handbag, boots and YES the fringed fingerless gloves

all of these various pieces are elements for many other things,
worn on the runway it's smashing when walking into
The Ritz, otherwise take each piece and put it with something
more toned-down, and bam! you've got a great look.

By Sarah Mower

Restrained, quiet, minimal sportswear? The idea of that ever happening at Blumarine is as about as easy to imagine as Silvio Berlusconi taking holy orders. This runway is one of Milan's last holdouts for women who demand full-on good-time dressing with a cheerful disregard for polite moderation—and from the commercial point of view, it's all the better for it.

For Fall, the house devices are animal prints, tons of flirty fringing, lots of leather, suede, and crystal studding—a collection that blithely follows the Balmain principle of flouting obscure intellectual fashion pieties for the sake of accessible excess.
In the stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Anna Molinari, the house proprietor, has found a kindred spirit with a sense of humor and a clear idea of the point of it all. Just before the show went on, Cerf de Dudzeele declared, "J'adore it all! It's for the kind of girl a man wants to follow in the street."

Well, job done, for those who are after that kind of result—and as Blumarine's ever climbing, recession-busting sales figures are proving, there are plenty of women all over the world who do want exactly that.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

I absolutely love the crystal-studded boots and the last image - so many nice details! Nice inspiration!! Have a lovely weekend :)