Each fashion capital offers up a whole range of new trends, but one which featured time and time again was all white outfits. White is definitely the hot colour for Spring '11 as colours, trousers, tops and accessories were created in the shade. From sportswear inspired pieces at Alexander Wang and Chloe to feminine ethereal designs at Alexander McQueen and Erdem. A range of fabrics were used adding depth to the tone including lace and cotton. Click through to see key looks from the catwalk.
Fashion Week fever still hasn't left me! All of the fun started back in September in New York, and then moved to London, Milan and Paris. The overriding beauty looks were big hair and either 1970s-inspired makeup or a clean, timeless face.
For example, at David Koma the models had painted on sideburns, and at Jasper Garvida hair was piled on top of the head and surrounded by pink and white balls. Take a peek at eight of these outrageous hair and makeup styles here!
After several seasons of minimalist chic, the Italian fashion capital has hit back. Earlier this week, I reported on how neon shades were making a comeback, but Milan took it one step further with bright coloured prints. They featured on the catwalk everywhere from Prada to Versace, and from Just Cavalli to Moschino. These prints came in different forms like stripes, checks, monkey imagery and more. Click through to see images of this trend at work on the catwalk.
Sadly, I wasn't able to fly the coup and attend Milan Fashion Week in person, but my little Italian elves (and by elves, I mean the folks over at Pantene), kept their eyes and ears open for me. On Saturday, they were able to pull out all the stops at the Moschino Cheap & Chic show and report back on the fresh and fabulous hair that perfectly suited the clothing. The leader of the hairstyling pack, Sam McKnight said,
"The Moschino Cheap & Chic girl has this crazy, young, colourful vibe. She just loves to have fun and is fresh and energetic, which comes through in the Moschino Cheap & Chic hair look for SS11. The style is loose buns all tied and twisted up with beautiful bright silk scarves."
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Roberto Cavalli celebrated 40 years in the business yesterday in Milan with his Spring '11 show. The Italian designer even recruited Natalia Vodianova for a rare catwalk appearance to show off his neutral, crocheted collection. There was an American rock'n'roll feel with skin tight leather fringed jeans, cropped lace up tops and tassled accessories. There were 40 models in the show to represent every year of his career and they wore pieces that were literally strung together. Cavalli is always extravagant and this season was no exception. He used animal prints, ostrich feathers, tie dye and crystal embroidery. Bizarrely, considering the amount of animal fabrics in the collection, Leona Lewis was sitting in the front row along with Taylor Swift, Heidi Klum and Rachel Bilson. Do you like this collection?
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After the star studded front rows at the shows yesterday, celebs attended the amFAR cocktail party and auction at Milan Fashion Week. Leigh Lezark DJ'd at the bash, while Heidi Klum helped the auction on its way. Leona Lewis looked beautiful in a long black dress, and performed during the evening, while Heidi stood out in her gorgeous metallic Roberto Cavalli gown after attending his show earlier in the day.
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This season, the signature psychedelic Pucci print is reworked for something equally fabulous. For Spring '11, the feel is feminised, softer in silhouettes, and has a muted palette. Fabrics float in dreamy, watercolor-inspired prints that feel more serene than in-your-face. Blue hues spotlight on peasant-style blouses, ruffled dresses, and a standout knit, embellished mini sheath, but designer Peter Dundas gives every color a moment — tan suede coats, brown and red prints, orange-toned separates, even black in sheer blouses and cutout maxis. We get a taste of the '70s, then something romantic and sultry emerges: crochet, cutouts, and lace-up tops and dresses dominate. Feminine but not girlie, bohemian and whimsically wearable — that's how Pucci played it.
Milan Fashion Week continued to draw famous faces to the front row yesterday, following star sightings over weekend. Rachel Bilson honoured designer Matthew Williamson at a party on Sunday in cute lipstick. She then joined Taylor Swift and Heidi Klum at the Roberto Cavalli show yesterday morning, where they were decked out in his designs. George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis, meanwhile, broke from their Sardinian getaway to show some affection on their way into Giorgio Armani, where the brand's model Megan Fox was back out with Brian Austin Green. There's even more to come from Italy, so stay tuned for more coverage!
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After all the fun of London Fashion Week, celebrities headed to Italy for Milan's shows this weekend. Megan Fox stayed close to Brian Austin Green at the Armani show, after promoting in Toronto. Uniqlo model Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr continued their European stay by attending the P&G Prestige And Vogue cocktail party. Jada Pinkett-Smith and her daughter Willow plus Claudia Schiffer and Mischa Barton were all at Salvatore Ferragamo.
Naomi Campbell celebrated her 25 year career with D&G with yet another party, following her bash in London last week. Kylie Minogue headed from London to Milan for the D&G and Pucci shows. BellaUK has the lowdown on all the beauty looks from Milan, and FabUK and FabUS are bringing you all the news from the catwalks of Versus, Missoni, Versace and Gucci.
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Yesterday in Milan, Rachel Bilson attended a party in honour of Matthew Williamson during Milan Fashion Week wearing fun and creamy candy pink coloured lipstick. Just a few days prior in New York, she watched some shows donning fiery pink lips before changing into pale shimmery lipstick for a Sunglasses Hut party she was hosting just hours later for Fashion's Night Out. Which of these lip looks do you like best on Rachel Bilson?