Fox & Rose has been scouting Milan Fashion Week for a glimpse of how Spring / Summer trends for 2011 will be translated into lingerie designs. Over the three day long fashion frenzy we put on our highest heels and longest eyelashes to hit the chic streets of Italy’s fashion capital and it certainly did not disappoint.
With so many events happening over such a short period of time, it’s an explosion of creativity, glamour, excess and style, against a fitting backdrop of elegantly attired Milanese and breathtaking Baroque buildings.
And of course, the Capuccinos were outstanding (why does coffee always taste so much better in Italy?). And the gelato. And the pasta. And the risotto. (NB to our readers: you might have thought that, being a luxury lingerie company, Fox & Rose headquarters would be awash with macrobiotic foods and mineral water. We hate to disappoint but we are also complete gastrofanatics. We love to celebrate good food and wine – and, what better accompaniment to a stunningly designed lingerie set?
But we digress. Back to Milan.
Of course we were hunting down lingerie trends, however to recap on some of the key events, we saw Roland Mouret’s pop up shop on Corso Como which introduced his collection for men and it was a huge success. Pop up shops really do seem to be the retail outlet de rigour at the moment….we may even dabble with the idea ourselves around Christmas time, watch this space.
Fellow bloggers and Twitterers went weak at the knees when a surprise visit by George Clooney to the Armani show provided an A list hit at an already show stoppingly glamorous occasion.
The Sartorialist also didn’t fail to disappoint. We love his candid photography depicting street style but we also enjoyed watching Net-A-Porter snapping the photographer in action too:
Emilio Pucci’s show, which saw Kylie Minogue arrive in a very Kyliesque sparkling gold Pucci creation, left many of the fashion editors very excited on Twitter. Of the lingerie designers? Of particular note was Parah, which celebrated its 60th Anniversary during the fashion week, presenting its Noir collection by sending a notable 60 models down the catwalk. Dark, seductive, elegant and certainly striking the collection turned a few heads this year.