Fashion Week: Milan, February 16-23
by findingDulcinea Staff
Milan Fashion Week takes place in the heart of Europe's fashion scene, where many important Italian designers house their collections. Each major fashion capital has a particular vibe and audience, and Milan is known for its over-the-top drama on the runway. For many Italian up-and-comers, Milan is the place to be.
Audience, timing, and vibe may have been a contributing factor to English firm Burberry’s decision to show its Burberry Prorsum collection in Milan. Designer Christopher Bailey’s dark greens and browns, hints of gold and amber, and subtle sparkles via hair, jewelry, and trousers conveyed the popularity of this brand name across borders and demographics. As Style.com explains, Burberry is treasured by “legions of customers living in vastly differing climates, from Bal Harbour to Boston to Beijing.”
For the most thorough interpretations and guidance through the Milan collections go to the blogs, where photos are accompanied by accounts of designers' latest contributions. One such blog is I Am Fashion, written by two women who refer to themselves as "Harrod’s Girl" and "Barney’s Girl," after the London and New York luxury department stores.
Return tomorrow for a look at London’s Fashion Week.