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Milan Fashion Week Coverage

Written by Leah Fotis
Photographed By Simone Tarantino
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Etro
Etro
Etro
Guerriero
Guerriero
Guerriero

Fashion, design and culture reunite and burst onto the catwalks of Milan, as the Women's Fashion Week 2004 invades the city with the international fashion industry in full force - armed with designers, models, buyers and press.

September 25 kicked off this year's Women's Fashion Week, to which designers flocked from corners of the world to reveal their spring and summer 2005 collections, launching the trends that resonate throughout the fashion industry.

A vibrant explosion of colors, prints, and fabrics reflects the world's desire to overcome recent depression and economic hardship, as dazzling shades of gold and silver dominate the runways - both in decor and clothes.

Exemplifying the overall drive towards economic recovery were Gai Mattiolo's sparkling gold runway, Guerriero's silver catwalk and decorations, and above all Armani, whose entire show sparkled with golds and silvers throughout.

Guerriero
Guerriero

Moreover, this year's collections reflect the worldwide desire for intercultural understanding and international peace, as the runways display a variety of people, fabric, and style. Cultural influences of ethnic patterns and colors serve as the inspiration for entire collections as designers journey to the heart of different cultures to draw from and reinterpret tradition.

Etro's new line stems from Indian influences with a strong call back to nature, rich with patterns involving animals and flowers.

Striking cuts of clothing and traditional Chinese style peasant hats characterize the strong Asian focus in Armani's new collection, significantly straying from his traditional style and leaving a remarkable impression.

Dolce & Gabbana draw from an African palette, as their spring 2005 collection is based on earthy browns and animal skins and patterns.

At the heart of this year's Women's Fashion Week in Milan runs a strong current of international energy, projecting the new image of the cosmopolitan woman of the future - mysterious, strong, sexy and adorned with traces of her destinations.


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