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I think it goes without saying that there our expectations are low going into Milan. Yet, in the most recent seasons, Marni has been thoroughly impressing me. The resurgence of the great boldness that Marni carries so well was displayed throughout this collection, ranging from the multicolor coat with broad brushstroke-like colors to the fur and feathered dresses in the last few looks. It was over the top in all the right ways--without the garishness of everything else in Milan.
Another exception to the Milanese rule, Iceberg presented a superb mish-mash of different design details. The collection looks fit for a neo-galactic fashion week attendee, with its foil textures, constructed silhouettes, and palette of cool neutrals with vivid brights.
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In a quick ascension to the top of the fashion scene as of late, JACQUEMUS has stolen the spotlight once again with his FW14 collection, a delightfully composed array of puffy and cushy looking pieces that I want to touch so badly. I love that the simplicity of the pieces does not conjure boredom but rather garners more interest and curiosity (at least for me!). I am just in love with the variety of silhouettes he puts out on the runway, they are too fantastic.
I will start off by saying that this collection was not my favorite when I first saw it, but it grew on me (and continues to do so...waiting for that moment of Céline explosion that inevitably occurs every season). The mix of ribbed knits with picnic-basket gingham is an unexpected but intriguing combination; meanwhile, the luxe pairing of fur and jewels was fresh due to the twist--that massive cluster necklace and orange fur are paired nicely. Once again, footwear and handbags were on point--more things to add to my "unattainable wants" list.
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