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Marni S/S 2012

Marni’s S/S 2012 collection is said to be its strongest to date, if only for the fact that it stood against the tide of frills and fancy common to the season, and delivered a line of clean, clear cuts. As a designer with no training in fashion, Consuelo Castiglioni is more known for her quirky,…

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Gianfranco Ferre S/S 2012

With Stefano Citron and Federico Piaggi now at the forefront of Gianfranco Ferre, it’s only natural that they greeted the public with a fresh taste of what is yet to come. Explaining that “a new image” and “a free, sensual, determined woman” was their focus, the designer duo definitely delivered a clean, optimistic, collection. They…

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Emporio Armani S/S 2012

Neodesign isn’t exactly what comes to mind when you think of Emporio Armani, but as the collection title given by Giorgio himself, it was definitely their direction for the season. Blonde-wigged models—many of which were donning uniform black and white fedoras—and the use of stark black edging did give off a very futuristic, sci-fi appearance.…

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Versace S/S 2012

“I was thinking of sirens and mermaids, their hot sexuality. And everything I like, and Gianni liked,” says Donatella Versace of her last S/S 2012 collection. And judging from the thunderous applause that greeted the end of the runway show, pretty much everyone else liked it, too. Taking the Spring/Summer season to heart, Donatella created…

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Gabriele Colangelo S/S 2012

Designer Gabriele Colangelo usually looks to artists for inspiration. And for this S/S 2012 Collection, he has the work of Gerhard Richter all over his mood board, and recreated his own personal renditions on the runway. Bright blue paint effects and images of seaside sunsets are seen on a-line dresses and embellished tops, while even…

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Aquilano e Rimondi S/S 2012

The best ones never really like to show all they got. Just like Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi, the two designers behind their eponymous line Aquilano e Rimondi, who have just revealed their restrained brilliance in their latest S/S 2012 collection.  At a glance, the pieces are extremely feminine and elegant. With smooth, slender silhouettes,…

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Jil Sander S/S 2012

There’s a reason Jil Sander is known for its sophistication and tailoring. Actually, a lot of reasons, and they can all be seen on the runway in the label’s S/S 2012 collection. Each outfit was a perfect mix of controlled cuts and sharp silhouettes, constructed into prim and proper pieces.  With a lot of whites,…