Milan Fashion Week
Written By Mikal Saint
Photographed By Simone Tarantino
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Spring has blossomed on
the Milan runways and New York Cool’s Simone
Tarantino was on hand to give a glimpse of May
Gai Mattiolo offered a Garden of Eden with silken
floral prints in flirtatious fabrics that
lend a vampy coquettishness to anyone brave
to take on haute couture price tags. Colors
are lush but not overbearing. Bead-work, thankfully,
is not done with a heavy hand. Instead there
is a sense of restrained glamour, adding
and sparkle precisely where it is needed.
The silhouette hugs the body but thanks to
cut allows the fabric a lighter-than-air
flow. For make-up the look was clean yet dramatic.
Hair was unadorned, straight and natural
emphasis being on innate beauty and sensual
At Giorgio Armani, the
master couturier displayed once again his gift
for cut and dignified use of
color. This nearly mythic auteur of fashion displayed
a distinctly Asian influence for his Spring collection.
Toggle buttons far left of center gave us glamorous
fantasies of Suzy Wong on a high fashion rampage.
Colors were cool and shimmering. Teal and purple,
subdued metalics. The collection displayed a lush
elegance without losing its youthful energy. Vaguely
smokey eyes – nearly devoid of eyebrows -
and safety-orange lips were the make-up dujour.
Hair was sleek and tight under hats that seemed
to range from gothic funeral to Asian countryside.