It was a touch of femininity

Femininity gets a rethink during Milan Fashion Week

A model wears a creation for Bottega Veneta women’s Fall Winter 2015 2016 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)Designers are incorporating more uk canada goose masculine canada goose outlet black friday tailoring, while uk canada goose outlet giving a contemporary edge to normally girly touches like bows, ruffles, lace and, yes, polka dots. Among the runway trends during Milan Fashion Week, official canada goose outlet in its fourth day canada goose outlet nyc Saturday, are silken blouses tied with an off skew bow around the neck.

Highlights from Saturday’s shows, including Bottega Veneta, Roberto Cavalli, Jil Sander and Pucci:


Colors popped at Bottega Veneta: Emerald green, teal, yellow, russet, violet and orange, matching in canada goose outlet online tone and intensity the bold polka dot patterns that dominated the Canada Goose Parka runway for the first part of the show.

The repetitive dotting in contrasting colors would transpose easily into a Roy Lichtenstein painting but the women wearing Tomas Maier’s creations show none of the existential distress that canada goose outlet the goose outlet canada pop artist normally portrayed.

She is confident in polka dot tunics in teal or emerald green with a contemporary neck line that canada goose outlet parka flips over to reveal contrasting colors. From bold, the looks grew more pretty with overlays of delicate black or rust lace over colorful dresses, and Maier maintained the contemporary edge with transparent panels in overcoat that become a show window of sorts to the eye popping color of the daywear underneath.

«Jil Sander represents a little bit of the elegant world for cheap canada goose outlet canada goose uk me, and that’s why I wanted to do this long silhouette,» Paglialunga said backstage after the show.

The collection puts its focus on the basics: pants, footwear and coats. Belted overcoats are worn casually over flared trousers. Dresses and tunics were based on the overcoat form, with big pockets and canada goose outlet shop lean lines, adhering to the brand’s minimalist roots. Shorter Canada Goose Coats On Sale jackets were worn with cropped trouser skirts.

Geometric lines running diagonally or along garment edges underscored the discipline of the pieces.

What frivolity there was came in the form of color bright orange booties or yellow knee boots and subtle detailing like an orderly ruffle peeking out from a neckline.

Paglialunga called it «that touch of frivolity in a garment that isn’t so frivolous. A little delicateness. It was a touch of femininity.»

For Paglialunga, it’s normal for women to wear men’s trousers, canada goose black friday sale jackets and shirts.

«You need to know what to add on to make it more confident and elegant,» he said.


Roberto Cavalli isn’t about to give up his perch as designer to the sex bombs, no matter the trends canada goose clearance around him and no matter what happens after the sale of the brand that has been showing in Milan for 20 years.

His collection for next winter was unapologetically sexy, from the exotic print mini dress canada goose outlet store beneath a fur lined overcoat to the last plisse gown with cutout diamond shapes accentuating the waistline.

Few do red carpet gowns with more canada goose outlet uk billow and bluster, and the canada goose jacket outlet newest creation comes in either a halter top or with feminine, canada goose outlet reviews blousy sleeves. The two tone gown fades from powder blue to buy canada goose jacket cheap rock ‘n’ roll purple, or blue into rust for a psychedelic sunset.

Cavalli and his wife, Eva Dueringer, the driving forces behind the company, gave a quick wave to the crowd after the show not their usual full runway strut.

Cavalli is in the final stages of talks to sell a majority stake in the brand he founded and forged into one of the world’s best known brands, favorites of such stars as Sharon Stone, and what role he will have under the new ownership is unclear.

CEO Daniele Corvasce told The Associated Press that Cavalli will stay on in the role of founding shareholder. But that doesn’t make clear what his creative role may be, something that has been gaining attention amid reports that other designers may be brought on board by the new owners.

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