Milan 02/25/10 WireImage
Despite Tim Gunn's best efforts it seems the Fall 2009 season is fully stocked with statement fur. We saw plenty of unabashed examples in New York and although London's offerings were less plentiful, Milan has compensated with some of the most statement-making options yet. Whether by way of bright color of sheer volume, these furs are certainly hard to miss.
Many fashion houses dipped into the archives for Spring inspiration. We all have fantasies of being a Pink Lady from Grease, a swinger in the '60s, or a flower child from the '70s. Retro looks have been updated with fresh fabrics and modern flourishes — see the PYTs at Blugirl (pictured). If you had your pick, which girl from the past would you be? Me? What I would give for one night at Studio 54.
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The Glamour Girl
- Name: Samantha D.
- School: The Fashion Institute of Technology
- Favorite subject: Fashion Journalism
- Collection of the moment: Blugirl
- Listening to...The Buzzcocks, The Shangri-Las, Shirley Bassey, Stray Cats
- Favorite candy: Lollipops
- Favorite accessory: Chanel anything, leopard print and shades
Blugirl is what I would call the Italian equivalent of Betsey Johnson. The bridge line of Blumarine, this spunky design house always delivers fun party frocks for the ultimate party girl.
The Fall collection delivered no less - and a bit too much. While I would love a party to wear the acid bright cocktail dresses to, I'm afraid I'm not enough of a jet setter. But if you are...
Plaids, leopards, and polka dots are the motifs of choice; while black with cherry red, cobalt, canary yellow and fuchsia are the colors du jour. Less bright grey and black and white stripes are cute for day. Bright duchesse satin and flirty floral prints are a bit over the top - but full of fantasy nonetheless. And those hats; I'm loving those little riding hats with colored rosettes right smack on them.
To see all of my Milan Fashion Week Fall 2007 coverage click here.
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