Milan 02/28/09. Photos by Karl Prouse/Catwalking/Getty Images.
Posts for March 2009
Mike & Chris is planning a well-timed expansion of their leather range with the debut of shoes this season and handbags this fall...
Roberto Cavalli is being sued by his licensing company, Ittierre, for kicking them while they were down.
The photos from Ellen Von Unwerth's pop-up studio at the couture shows have been revealed.
>> What did Miuccia Prada have in mind for this sober season? Another look at her favorite urban warrior. After the audience crowded onto double-assigned bleacher-style seating, Prada sent out leather gladiator dresses, studded shoes with Trojan helmet-like fringed comb on the back, thigh-high loose fisherman boots held up by garters, and more fur than you could ever want. Plus, according to Suzy Menkes, "the best coats and suits of this Milan season" — even though Miuccia says she hasn't worn a suit herself in six years. Ymre Stiekema finally showed up this season — so it looks like Prada kept her exclusive — but there doesn't look to be any models of color, not even Jourdan Dunn. For the finale, instead of the regular tour, all the models crowded into a group in the center of the boxing ring-type arena setting.
>> THE MODELIZER —Abbey Lee Kershaw, who was originally only supposed to sit out New York Fashion Week due to a knee injury, is now sidelined for the rest of the season, explaining her absence from Gucci yesterday, where she is a current face of the brand. Apparently she was cleared by a doctor to walk Milan and Paris, but when she arrived in Milan and went to castings for a day, discovered that she wasn't ready to walk in the shoes. Currently, she's back in New York; still no word on fellow MIA models Ali Michael and Caroline Trentini and whether they'll be making an appearance this season. [Frockwriter]