Ciao from Milano! The fashion flock has landed in Italy, where Frida Giannini at Gucci and Alberta Ferretti kicked off the fashion week proceedings with glamour girls and boho babes...
Glam factor: The bold hues of late 70s photographs by Guy Bourdin, David Bailey and Chris von Wangenheim combined with Berber and Aztec influences to mold Frida Giannini's vision for spring. She gave clothes a jolt of colour with an electric palette of orange, purple, green, turquoise and gold, seen in provocative navel-plunging jumpsuits and asymmetrical bodices that flashed bits of flesh. Tribal accents like beading and fringing decorated riding jackets, tops, jodphurs and accessories, while evening dresses were super-embellished with feathers, crystals, metal and silk tassels for an added va-va-voom factor. The final touch? Hair was slicked back and lips painted a glossy red.
Swoon-worthy: Giorgio Armani has legions of celebrity fans, but the rumour that one in particular will be attending his show on Monday has certainly set our pulses racing. Apparently, George Clooney is due to be in attendance (along with Armani Jeans and Emporio Armani underwear face, Megan Fox, and Jada Pinkett-Smith). How will anyone be able to focus on the catwalk?
She's come undone: Alberta Ferretti conjured up visions of luxe bohemia for spring. Girls paired hippie skirts with peasant tops and crocheted jumpers, accessorised with flat sandals and floppy hats and wore sheer chiffon dresses that offered glimpses of lace bras and boy shorts. Delicate floral prints, lace and ruffled silks all made us desperate to camp out in Ferretti's romantic garden.
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