Sunday, 20 June 2010

MFW Day 2 show of the day: Gianfranco Ferré Spring Summer 2011


day 2 of milan fashion week. with several shows going on a day and everyone knows just where to look for runway pics, i'll do a series of what i feel is the show of the day for me. if day 1 show of the day goes to burberry prorsum, then the one that really surprised me on day 2, in a nice way, is gianfranco ferré.


i really like the tailoring and silhouette from the house of ferré. there wasn't a skinny boy or "jeggings" in sight. ("jeggings": skinny leggings jogging trousers which appeared to be on every other show now). the style was grown up, relaxed but never boring. i really really like it. maybe it's the coming of age, but i really like the overall mood and styling.

the blue wavy print appeared on several pieces from the collection. if i can be honest, the print/pattern is reminiscent of dries van noten's spring 2010 collection. nonetheless, to each their own. loving the blazer, right down to the surprising slip-ons.




besides the blue wavy prints, neutral colors were also prominent. i really like the color pairing. talking about neutral, the taupe colored leather trench coat is stunning:






designers tommaso aquilano and roberto rimondi for gianfranco ferré spring summer 2011.
the collection really is a surprise winner for me, especially if you consider the turbulent times the company is in right now. the parent company is actually in bankruptcy since 2009, with the auction/sale of the house expected in july 2010. putting on a brave face and soldiering on is no easy task. presenting a really strong collection in the face of adversity is just exceptional.

amazing, l00o00ve.


pic credits: getty images, GQ/firstview
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7 comments:

  1. U should see D&G show on their website, it's one of the best show of the day 1 with Burberry.

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  2. i have to say, the shoes caught me more than the clothes. they have interesting designs. and i wonder what material the shoes on the 7th photo are made of.

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  3. I must disagree I did not like the show. I liked the shoes more than the clothes on the runway. I expected more from the show...It was good though...but I needed a lil more. We have come to expect a certain level from them.

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  4. ooooh those slip on shoes..

    As for D&G, enough of it already. Predictable, boring and uninspiring. Sending down hunky models is so yawn and to cover up the boring designs

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  5. The collection reminds me of Dries Van Noten SS2009 collection...especially the printed double breasted jacket.

    At least, they are cleaning up GF... much better now.

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  6. This blue print on the double breasted jacket etc. is rather stunnning! I was a great fan of GFF's work. It's good to see GFF the company is starting to produce good goods again!

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what's he wearing?