Milan Fashion Week continued today with shows from some of the biggest players in fashion including D Squared, Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana. Earlier in the week Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce presented their Royal inspired D&G collection but did they take the same inspiration for this line?
There was a very country feel to the collection which was heavy on checkered prints and smart tailoring. Fabrics were textured including corduroy, tweed and fur. There was also plenty of printed silk used in jaunty neck scarves, full skirts and pussy bow blouses. Similar to the D&G line, skirts were below the knee and trousers were high waisted. Nearly all looks were completed with a leather belt.
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Cowboy style was referenced through mixed leather knee boots and checked shirts, which were occasionally worn with rock star print t-shirts peeking through. Autumn/Winter '08 definitely has a more mature and sophisticated approach, will be interesting to see how well it is translated to the High Street. Do you think people will take to the longer length of skirts/dresses? Is long the new short?