Looking Back : Milan & Paris

Continuing our favorites of the season, here are a few shows we loved from Milan and Paris. Make sure to tell us what your personal favorites were in the comments and check out what we loved from NY and London too!



Miuccia Prada is a mix master; blending styles, genres, prints, patterns and influences together like no one else to create a collection that is cohesive and on point every season. Spring’s collection was a quintessentially Miuccia melange of styles, but it all came together and looked phenomenal.

In the alternate reality where we all have a summer home in Saint-Tropez this is what we’d be wearing.


If it aint broke, don’t fix it. Tomas Maier knows what works and each season he expands his oeuvre without straying too far from his sophisticated formula. Spring’s look for Bottega is light and clean with an understated feel. perfection.

Just when we thought we were tired of designers rehashing the 1970s, Peter Dundas unleashed his sexy boho looks for spring. You can almost hear the ABBA playing in the background as you glance at these flowing dresses and thigh high boots.



No one mixes refinement and sex appeal the way Alber Elbaz does and this season’s offerings were stunning from start to finish; everyone has to appreciate the visual impact of that opening dress worn by Frida.

The reunion of Karl Lagerfeld and his muse Inès de la Fressange wasn’t the only eventful thing about Chanel this season; the casting was impeccable, the pieces were opulent and we got to see Brad Kroenig walk down the runway with his son. What’s not to love? Best of all the dresses inspired by Coco Chanel’s costumes for Last Year at Marinbad, gave us a taste of psychedelia ala Karl.


So there wasn’t a show, who cares – Gareth’s video was a glimpse into fashion’s future and his decision not to show sparked a whole lot of interesting debate as to the necessity of shows themselves. Added bonus, the clothes were slick and wearable this time around too.


You can’t call it a comeback collection, but it was certainly a return to form.Stefano Pilati delivered his best work in ages with a colorful trip through the house archives.

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  1. gareth collections was good ….but what sarah burton did to mcqueen house was admirable ……god save mcqueen

  2. My personal favorites were Balenciaga, Balmain, Alexander McQueen, and Hermes in Paris; and favorite in Milan was Dolce&Gabbana.

  3. Imo, this season was a bit poor, but I enjoyed Alexander McQueen (hands down, best show of he season), Louis Vuitton, Chloé, YSL, Givenchy, Giambattista Valli, Céline, Hussein Chalayan, Lanvin, V&R, Haider Hackermann, Prada, Max Mara and Jil Sander in Paris and Milan!


  4. I agree, this season wasn’t as strong as last season.
    My favorites were Givenchy, Lanvin, Chanel, Jil Sander, Hermes (i’ll miss you JPG), YSL, Alexander McQueen and Céline.

    Worst: LV, JPG

  5. Hands down best collection S/S 11; Haider Ackerman. Nobody came even near.

  6. Yves Saint Laurent was the surprise of the season for me, I loved it.
    Versace, too.

  7. YSL was the best collection of the season.. one of the best collection ever done… the only quasiotn s… can Pilati deliver this level of work next season? cos unfotunately consistency s not in his dictionary.. whihc makes me think who really s the head of this collcetion

  8. Incredible shows in Milan and Paris.


    Blumarine – Loved it- look 12 (Jourdan looks spectacular in pink) 26, 31

    Brioni was delicious – look 19 on Melodie

    Dolce & Gabbana – the return to their roots and hand in purism is so moving and refreshing. look 17 on Toni Garn, 18, 19, 23, 70, 71, 72 and the rest of the glorious snowflake frocks – true beauty.

    Pucci – look #2 and 11 on Natasha Poly

    Emporio Armani – look #34

    Franceso Scognamiglio – all beautiful

    Gabriele Colangelo – lovely looks and the most amazing sheers

    Gucci – 33, 40, 41 – Frida is a genius – superb craftmanship as per usual

    On beauty;

    Blumarine, Bottega Veneta (the wet, tousled hair struck a chord)
    Fendi – among the season’s best beauty – specifically Natasaha, Iris and Magdalena – sensational.

    Versace – mainly Suvi, Gucci – Daniela Alves Rezende


    Moschino jewels and the dynamite thigh high boots at Pucci

  9. whos that girl at GARETH PUGH? She looks interesting!
    Does somebody know anything about her!?

  10. PRADA this season is the best( love monkey and banana prints).
    FENDI has its own beautiful new look.
    CHANEL, D&G, MOSCHINO, YSL, PUCCI, GUCCI, BURBERRY, BLUMARINE is also my favorite shows of season

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