Gone were the geometric color and black outlines of what we have all come to think of as Emilio Pucci Style. Peter Dundas is taking the line down a decidedly darker, richer path lined with Byzantine lanterns through exotic smoke filled rooms of the hook-a pipe. I could nearly hear the sitar twang and tinkling of little bells on the dancers feet. This is a complex line for a designer used to splashes of color mixed with white, no matter what the season. There were scarves, to be sure, draping the models to the point where some of the looks were made entirely of a scarf. But the weave was jacquard and silk brocades.
The classy and well-heeled look of Max Mara Fall/Winter 2010 will be part of your wardrobe for years to come. These are the pieces you want to buy and you want to wear over and over again. Purpose Pieces. Coats, dresses, suits all in sublimely soft wools and gold. These looks can make you feel fabulously on top of the world, complete with requisite sunglasses. And with all those fur mittens, we know now how to be chic in Winter.
And speaking of fabulous, Salvator Ferragamo sent a show down the runway to melt any girl’s heart that lives in a cold clime. The entire collection was in brown in honor of Fall. Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE brown and tweeds, but I longed for a spark of color to remind me of the leaves changing or the cranberry bogs in New England. Nevertheless, accessorized, determinedly polished look to each piece was unmistakably Ferragamo.
The Wild West came roaring in to Moschino. There were ruffles, there was color, there was see-through, there were black silk stockings, and every single look had a black Stetson Hat. The only thing missing were chaps, colt 45’s and swinging saloon doors.