Milan Fashion Week started yesterday, and... some of the shows were not at all my cup of tea. Nevertheless, Prada's brilliant S/S 2010 collection made up for the whole day. It was light and optimistic, and it mixed some winks to the Italian "dolce vita" with a very 1970's Californian spirit. The pieces were minimal and well constructed yet the prints were so evocative... It will no doubt be one of the biggest hits of the season.
I also really liked the hair and makeup in the show. Geranium-red satin lipstick looks lovely on the girls, and I think a washed-down version of this hairdo is really easy to achieve and you can look naïve, chic and retro in it, specially if you have an innocent, big-eyed, "I didn't do it" face.
Moschino Cheap and Chic was my other favourite show of the day. It was in the antipodes of Prada ( which is one of the most intellectual brands in the fashion scene whilst Moschino is all about an extremely cute, naïve and gullible view of fashion- which, ultimately, is a critique in itself to the fashion system). The show was all about pink, yellow, black and white; whith many 60's references in the shapes and prints and continuing the general delicate and powdery mood of London's catwalks with bows, flowers and broderie anglaise. It was young, feminine and fresh.
Changing the subject, I have received an invitation to a Sandro stock sale... All clothes are -30 and -40%, which is definitely worth it considering some of the lovely silk dresses and tops, which are simple but fabulous and super easy to combine. The sale is on at 24 Rue de Sévigné from 10h30 to 19h until saturday, and from 13h to 19h30 on sunday. And you can get your invite here: http://www.mylittleparis.com/ecards/preview-ventesmaje_20090924.html?IdTis=XTC-DYUJ-UL7XX-DD-DCOGA-DA1M
So, if you're lucky enough to be here during the weekend, go on and indulge on french clothing!