Monday 27 February 2012

Armani, Cavalli end Milan fashion week

Masculine looks at Giorgio Armani, Naomi Campbell rocks at Roberto Cavalli

Italian designers Giorgio Armani and Roberto Cavalli ended Milan fashion week with a mix of androgynous and glittering rock looks in Milan, on Monday (February 27)
Giorgio Armani played with a fun, rockabilly look for his androgynous 2012 autumn-winter collection.
Pants in prince of wales were the highlight of the show, and were paired with flat, pointed shoes.
Blouses came in bright colours such as orange, fuchsia and red.

Inspired by masculine looks, a pocket-handkerchief in a necktie became a flower pinned to lapels on jackets.

Armani stuck to his image of a slender, masculine woman but with glimpses of eccentricity.
The designer elaborated the bermuda pants seen at his youth Emporio line into larger pants peeking out from underskirts.

Bags, pretty small in size, came in bright colours. Legs were covered with thick black stockings. All models wore hats.

For the evening, dresses in bright orange and red were embroidered with crystals.

Glimmering tailored jackets were worn over black bermudas and paired with flat pointed shoes for a sophisticated woman that defies easy conventions.

If Armani preferred wearable looks, Cavalli stuck to an opulent rock note, with furs and sequins likely to attract Russian shoppers. Supermodel Naomi Campbell strutted down the walk to the applause of the audience.

Round mini skirts were paired with shiny blouses in green, red and orange colours.
Trousers had flared hems in a revisitation of the 70s. Long skirts had new layered volumes, for a more deconstructed look.

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