It was my last day here in Milan (though the shows will go on without me tomorrow!) and the highlight was a Prada re-see where I got to see all of the elaborate embellishment over fine sheer fabrics up close. Everything is hand-stitched, which is why I would cry wearing it, because I'm the girl who would close a car door on one fragile corner. Those transparent filmy separates were cleverly layered on the runway, over preppy knit vests and silky button downs. The designer sought to revisit the lost allure of the two piece skirt suit, with her own twist, of course, hence the deconstructed pleat panel details. After that, it was on to Cavalli, where the hype was high for Peter Dundas' debut. The show notes spoke of a total breakaway, but there was plenty of sass using all the house codes of animal prints, minis and leather—with perhaps a bit more '80s cool.
I made a fatal error stopping to use the facilities on my way to Dsquared2, and alas the show started without me. I tried to thread my way in through the crowd, but and I was relegated to standing territory (BOO=Better Off Online). Sigh, rookie move. If there's one thing I've learned at my first Milan Fashion Week, it's bodily needs be damned.
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