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MFW SS11: Versace – White, Fringing and Sophisticated Dresses

Pic: Versace

I love the spring/summer 2011 collection from Donatella Versace, as always it was all about female sensuality with great tailored pieces, with pops of colour and brilliant red carpet potential.

Once again white was a main focus, it is going to be huge next season, but Donatella also mixed in teal, red, black and gold numbers in a sophisticated collection.

Pic: Versace

What stood out for me with this collection had to be the sporty sheath dresses with cutaway shoulders, contrasting colour piping, and the below-the-knee cut of the sleek dresses.

Pic: Versace

But as always when I check out a Versace collection, I always have to look at which pieces I want to see on the red carpet and I must admit it has to be these fringe beauties – especially the teal number I love that colour.

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Milano: Dolce’s Greatest Hits

Pic: Catwalking.com

This show from Dolce & Gabbana felt like a singer putting on a greatest hits concert, which is quite fitting as apparently this is their 25th year of working together. This seasons show is all about it returning to heritage, sartonalita – Italian style tailoring.

Titled, Sartonalita, Siciliantia, Sensualita, definatley was felt within their tailored leopard-prints, lacy underwear, flashes of colour, mix-matched prints with polka-dots paired with leopard print, and all strutted down the runway to a great musical score. Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman (not in person of course) provided the finale with ‘Come What May’ from Moulin Rouge – and was completely fitting.

Pic: Dolce & Gabbana

The finale of over 70 models wearing a different variation of the classic Dolce & Gabbana black blazer was a fitting end to such a homage to their craft.

The end did get a mixed reaction on Twitter and Facebook – mainly because they thought a coat was their last look. But for me it didn’t have the glamour of a knockout frock, it had something much more – a seductive understanding of their heritage. I like the fact that they went with one look, replicated it and included all the models in it as Mr Joe said, “enrolment for the Dolce army”.

Pic: Catwalking.com

Obviously the pieces that stick in my mind are still the sexy corsets, underwear peaking through and the lacy numbers, and the mix-match layers – or the red personality pieces.

There was also these sock-boots, one piece heels with knitted socks that I absolutely love. One to add to my wish list.

Pic: Dolce & Gabbana

Also when else will Ewan McGregor be part of a fashion show? For this they should be commended.

The livestream itself was a little distracting at times, too much backstage and not enough runway moments – maybe if they’d done a split screen like Gucci. But to be honest I was honoured to be able to watch an entertaining rush of fashion.

Pic: Dolce & Gabbana

#Milano: Dolce & Gabbana Pre-Show

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Only a few hours before the Dolce & Gabbana Winter 2011 women’s fashion show, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are discussing their inspirations behind the collection in an exclusive online press conference.

I have been glued to their wonderful pre-show diaries series and after seeing where the inspiration and them both talk about the clothes that they are sending down the runway – I am so excited to see this show.

The catwalk show is live online at http://live.dolcegabbana.com as well as streaming for the first time live on an iPhone at http://live.dolcegabbana.mobi

I can’t wait!!

#Milano: Dolce & Gabbana Pre-Show Diaries 2

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The second in the series of pre-show diaries capturing designers Domenico and Stefano ahead of the Dolce & Gabbana catwalk show on Sunday.