Today's post could just as well be called 'Blogger Garance Doré at the Milan Fashion Week' because she took all these runway photos. I so enjoyed the Milan Fashion Week this season and if I were to feature all my favourites that would make one long post. Too long! That's why I decided to go for Garance's photos only and was of course limited by the collections she has featured on her blog.
There is another reason why I chose Garance's photos. It wasn't until the MFW started that she was posting photos from the runway on her blog again. Before that she had only been posting videos and even though I liked those, I missed her photos. I missed viewing the collections through her lens. She simply has that wonderful eye for certain details that I always enjoy viewing. I guess yet another reason is that I'm a bit tired of the classic runway photos posted by all the Vogue websites, Style.com and others. Of course it is valuable to have access to all those but they always have that same look and today I was in the mood for something different.
I'm not adding many words; I will let the photos do most of the talking.
I'm starting with Gucci because that top photo has been on my desktop since I first saw it. I know it doesn't sound deep but I loved their spring/summer 2013 collection. There is really nothing I can add to that. Love is enough, right?
DOLCE & GABBANA
In case you missed it, Jil Sander is back at Jil Sander. Does this sound weird to you? I think it's best to quote Sarah Mower because she explained the situation pretty well in her review of the spring/summer 2013 collection for Vogue US:
The drama that has resulted in the third return of Sander to her eponymous label has had more corporate and personal twists, intrigues, plots, subplots, and hysteria than a soap opera. Suffice it to say that the conflagration fanned out to include the firing of John Galliano from Christian Dior, the abrupt departure of Raf Simons from Jil Sander, the eventual hiring of Raf Simons by Dior, the hiring of Sander by Uniqlo, and her departure from the Japanese mass retailer. Further back in the mists of the millennium, it’s complicated by the fact that Sander sold the house she founded to Prada, and then quit it, twice. Now she has been rehired by the new owners of the company, Onward Kashiyama.
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And I had to add this fabulous photo.
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stripes and butterfly top
• What was the styling of that last outfit by Giorgio Armani all about? I expect to see something fun from the likes of Marc Jacobs but Armani ending a show with stars orbiting around a model? No thanks, that wasn't funny at all, that was tacky
• On Saturday I bought the September issue of Vogue Italia, which is actually a huge package containing the magazine and a few extras. One extra is a beautiful photo shoot for Dolce & Gabbana, taken in Taormina, Sicily by photographer Paolo Roversi. One of the models is the Italian beauty Monica Bellucci who simply nails it. The photo to the right is just one of many from that shoot
• The Paris Fashion Week has started and today I'm waiting to see what Dries Van Noten will represent for spring/summer 2013. If you have been following my blog for some time it shouldn't be a surprise; that Belgian is one my favourite designers. Tomorrow we have a feast: Balenciaga, Ann Demeulemeester (another Belgian), Balmain, Nina Ricci and Lanvin, just to name a few. Here is the schedule
• Dior has released the second episode of their Lady Dior Web Documentary featuring Marion Cotillard. This one is called Up and Up - a good dose for couture junkies
• Natalia of Fashioned by Love has a beautiful Reiss scarf giveaway on her blog
• Ada of Classiq has a The Sartorialist: Closer giveaway on her blog. I can highly recommend that new book by Scott Schuman; it's filled with wonderful street style photos
Garance Doré at 1-3 Gucci / 4-5 Dolce & Gabbana / 6-7 Prada / 8-9 Fendi / 10-12 Jil Sander / 13 Jil Sander / 14: Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia