Wednesday afternoon I was invited by Furla to see their amazing collection for the f/w 2011 in their showroom in Via Sant'Andrea.
The main concept of the collection is the inspiration 'of the 1959s rivamped with some contemporary elements and patterns.
I like especially color-blocking bags because I think that this trend will caracterized all the following winter... Interesting, too, the variety of materials: deer, ostrich print, pvc, intrecciato leather. The shape of the "intrecciato leather bag" is classic but the lavoration and the "degradation" of the nuances of greens of these bags is wonderful. It's also really cool the "mongolian fur", that is a nice alternative to the "fur bags" and "shearling ones" of the last winter. Pvc is used to make the young, chic, "mini-bags" that you see in a lot of glamorous color in the first pic. Another kind of bag is the studded one, with zips which represent a trendy kind of "rock-beauty". My favourite is the gold one.
In the end, there is a "classic and innovative", speaking about shapes, bag that is available in a "big and small version". This model is purposed in other color and is one of the most important model of the collection,.
So, I found this collection rich of innovative and fashion, with a "retro touch" that is something always cool, ideas.
It's a bit strange speaking about a pair of shoes by Donna Karan but when I saw this model I remained amazed and I can't not share my amazement with you.
This gladiator sandal is realized in suede, decorate with feathers, crystal and silk. The final result is a mix'n'match very elegant and really dramatic that made this shoes so right for a Siriano dress, for example.
A little thing that does't matter a lot, do you see the Siriano show for the following f/w? Don't you find it a bit "ouf of Siriano style"...? I found it really "boring" and stupid respect the classical "leegant" and scenographic Siriano's creations.
However, I return to speak abotu these shoes. I love them because the "birds" referrement it's clear but not too heavy to cover the shoes and the sandal maintains "its identity" with a touch of extravagnt style that is ever cool. It's a "dangerous" mdoel becuase it's really easy to appear "stupid" or "ridicoulous" with that but I think that it could be really elegant, too.
It's really complicated to speak about Marni because is not a brand that every season is cool. Some seasons is the most trendy brand and other ones is almost "invisible". But I believe that with the cut-off leather accessories (shoes and bags) purposed this winter the brand had riacquired all its popularity.
I think that would be stupid to speak about "beautiful" or "ugly", for this collection, because Marni is a kind of brand that or you like it or you don't like it and it's complicate to say, in general, "amazing" or "wonderful".
However, I find the collection a bit new, even for this brand, because the geometries and prints are mixed with oversize and destructured jackets/skirts. The fur details are "maximalism style" (to quote Miuccia Prada) and the main elements of Consuelo Castiglioniì's style are "mix'n'match" to develop a glamourous woman that cares a lot about accessories (especially bags) but doesn't forget to think about patterns of clothes. The main prints are check, stripes, retrò-patterns, color blocking. The shearling jackets are revamped with fluo color and squared shapes.
About the shoes are the "classic Marni shoes": completely unwearable, for me, but so right for these outfits.
John Galliano has a unique style that gives the best of it in the dresses and tailleurs designed for Dior and Dior Couture. In his collection for his line (John Galliano and Galliano, only the first one is on the runway) we see a lot of extravagant and edgy clothes but not so many "elegant", chic and feminine dresses as we see in Dior's lines. So, every show of Gallaino is a surprise that, the most of the times, remained only an amazing show but unwearable in the real life, also for the most strange stars (think to Lady Gaga). However, with this white dress and with the last two collections of the Galliano's line I saw a difference, a development of hsi style: a lot of wearable, elegant evening dresses and...chic! In this case the dress is made by chiffon and by feathers on theskirt, the price is crazy (8000 $...) but the dress is so beautiful. Especially interesting is the volume and the ethereal mood of the dress. Also new the romantic and feminine taste of the dress that made it so right for a special event or a Red-Carpet. I saw it on LuisaViaRoma and I decided to post it because I find it really gorgeus, amazing and with a very personal "soul" that is something a bit different to find in the evening dresses that so many times have all the same style and appearance!