Guess who's utilizing Gingham?!...That's right ladies, and probably a few gents, Raf Simons has nailed
it for Spring. The focal points? Well, other than oozing sex from every pore, the Spring collection included the familiar minimalist palette and silhouette; and futuristic injected sheer prints (including plaids and gingham), the ever popular and classic buttoned-all-the-way-up-button-down, shorts suits, ironic (and might I add strategically-styled) Picasso sweaters, and lastly, midi hems. To conclude, it seems like translucent prints and tapered trousers (sans rolled cuffs) are not going anywhere for Spring, and the girls traipsing down the runway to a remix of Serge Gainsbourg's "Love on the Beat" made it difficult to receive mixed signals about not only his Spring collection, but the expectations for Spring fertility and procreation. Go sexy-time!
Cars on dresses. Apparently, Muiccia can do no wrong--granted--I am still lusting over Miu Miu's Fall 2011 collection. 40's inspired print dresses, baseball hats and glitter shoes--it's Americana the Milanian way.
DOLCE AND GABBANA
I'm gonna have to say it. After all, I am a mandated reporter. Dolce and Gabbana's Spring 2012 collection is a tad bit reminiscent of Stella McCartney's Summer 2011 "Citrus-ey" English garden-inspired collection; with Marc Jacobs flower applique dresses thrown into the mix. Whether it was divine (or contrived), Dolce and Gabbana's interpretation of the garden print is well tailored and kind of alluring. Who doesn't like eggplant and chilies on dresses and jumpers? Who doesn't like blue flower applique dresses? Well, I do--but you could answer those questions for yourself, and...be nice.
Till next time...I see France, and I'm assuming high-waisted underpants.
**All photo's and video's via New York Magazine's Blog, The Cut.