Friday, September 28, 2012

Dolce and Gabbana Spring 2013 - MFW

The designers looked to the Sicilian town Taormina for inspiration, using the vibe and some of the local charm to inform their designs. The province’s famous turbaned planters were printed on everything from dresses to blouses, and dangled from models’ ears in the form of ornate baubles.  Raffia and straw details brought a rustic glamour to the collection.” –

Roberto Cavalli Spring 2013 - MFW

We'll take our rock 'n' roll with a side of wispy lace romance any day, and at Roberto Cavalli, you shouldn't expect anything less. In one of his prettiest tough-chick collections yet, we were privy to heavily perforated (and shredded) details balanced with a sensual brand of skin-baring lace, silky slipdresses, and crisp white silhouettes.” –

Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2013 - MFW

“Equestrian meets rock 'n' roll in Massimiliano Giornetti's incredibly luxurious Spring 2013 Salvatore Ferragamo collection. While there may have been a lot of leather for a spring lineup, the impeccable craftsmanship and crisp tailoring of the buttery soft looking leather made it more than acceptable.” –

Marni Spring 2013 - MFW

What sets Marni apart from the pack is its indefatigable knowledge of fit. While most designers might not be able to make a box-pleated mid-calf skirt look any sexier than something Frauline Frumpy would wear, Marni's Consuelo Castiglioni has the uncanny ability to make it one of the most coveted pieces we've seen on the runways this season. Focusing on graphic box and grid print styles, Marni kept everything oversized — from sleek leather dresses, minimalist short suits, and drop-waist peplums.” –