Donatella Versace's New Collection Was Inspired by International Women's Day

The thesis of Versace’s Spring 2016 line, shown in Milan this week, was explicit before the lights even turned on. “This song is dedicated to women everywhere, regardless of color, religion, sexuality or what sex they were born with,” intoned a voice over the soundsystem. “Make it happen.” »9/28/15 12:15pm9/28/15 12:15pm


On DSquared2’s Racist and Extraordinarily Offensive FW15 Line “DSquaw”

Canadian design duo, identical twin brothers Dean and Dan Caten, aka DSquared2, showed their latest line at Milan Fashion Week on Monday. In what can only be described as a desperate plea for attention, instead of coming up with an original idea or concept, they decided to misappropriate Native designs and patterns,… »3/05/15 1:30pm3/05/15 1:30pm

Max Mara Conjures Marilyn Monroe at the Beach

There's been a lot of soul-searching in recent years about what a fashion show even means in the internet era, and whether we even need them. This video from the ever reliable Elle España makes a compelling argument pro: there's something intangible about a designer's intent with her clothes that's missing when you… »2/26/15 7:10pm2/26/15 7:10pm

Kendall Jenner Takes a Jaunt to Spain With Dolce & Gabbana

For the past few seasons, noted tax evaders Dolce & Gabbana have been touring around Olde Europe for inspiration, sometimes to beautiful effect, sometimes to racist disaster. They've already Carmen Sandiego'd their way around Italia, Sicily, France, Greece and London, so this time around they took a little trip to… »9/22/14 7:20pm9/22/14 7:20pm

Prada: For the Kickass Feminist (Who Wears Bras as Outerwear) in You

Miuccia Prada's spring 2014 line, shown in Milan as part of Milan Fashion week, has a fairly overt feminist message. Several of the looks featured bras worn as outerwear, a subversive and confident take on traditional femininity. The collection also featured knitted prints of women's faces, athletic socks, and a… »9/20/13 4:40pm9/20/13 4:40pm

Just Cavalli: For the Sexy, 90s-Loving Pile of Fabric Scraps in You

Roberto Cavalli presented his Just Cavalli spring 2014 collection as a part of Milan Fashion week, and it looks like what you would happen if a Lisa Frank unicorn granted a half-demented form of sentience to the virtual closet from Clueless. ("MISMATCH; MISMATCH," the closet would croak with gleeful, daft abandon as… »9/19/13 3:30pm9/19/13 3:30pm

Giorgio Armani, for the Sullen 1930s Tomboy in You

Yes, Milan Fashion Week is still happening. Can you believe it? So much fashion. Yesterday, Armani presented the fall/winter 2013 collection, which, according to Vogue, was inspired by la garçonne, "that independent female archetype of the thirties whose sense of liberation was reflected in her borrowed-from-the-boys… »2/26/13 12:30pm2/26/13 12:30pm

Versace, for the Punk Rock, Tiger-Owning Dominatrix Businesswoman in You

Ooh, one of the highlights of Milan Fashion Week: Versace. The fall/winter 2013 collection shown today has a decidedly fetish/bondage feel: Snug-fitting vinyl pants is accented with studs; throats are encircled with chokers and collars; spikes literally pierce dresses. Sweaters are shredded, as if by claws or… »2/22/13 4:00pm2/22/13 4:00pm

Blumarine, for the Rich Lady Obsessed With Softness and Light

The fall/winter 2013 collection from Blumarine — shown in Milan today — features quite a few colors one might otherwise associate with spring: Robin's egg blue, peach, pink, beige. Still, the textures — shaggy knit coats, leather pants, furry jackets, woolen capes — were just right for cool temperatures. There's even… »2/22/13 2:20pm2/22/13 2:20pm