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Armani ends Milan season on light note

Armani ends Milan season on light note
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Donatella Versace mixed street wear with sophistication for her new summer collection “urban luxury”.

Ballerina skirts appeared throughout the show, paired with matching blouses or bra tops. There were denim jackets worn over delicate floral sheaths, and chiffon dresses held together by fetching metal hooks. The designer has resumed the techno research started by her late brother Gianni, who was the first Italian designer to use chain metal, now one of the label’s trademarks.

“If you got it flaunt it” seemed to be the message by Dolce and Gabbana.

Their collection oozed luxury, from the coloured fur stoles to gold-encrusted mini-dresses with matching gilded bags. The treasury of Greek and Roman coins appeared on silk dresses and skirts, on jewelry, shoes and other accessories. Underlining the message, the designers sent a bevy of models down the runway in gilded lace for their traditional show finale.

Giorgio Armani broke all the old fashion rules in a collection that brought the Milan season to an end on a light and flowing note. The familiar concepts of shape and drape, tailoring and dresses, were thrown to the wind, as the designer sent models down the catwalk in floaty dresses,ankle length trousers and silk trouser suits.

The 79-year-old fashion designer chose water lilies as the theme of his collection, an idea present throughout the show with water lily motifs printed on dresses, bags and the lapels of jackets.

The models wore minimal makeup to accompany the pastel colour palette of pink, blue and green.

A dusting of crystals on the clothes added the final ethereal touch.