Milan had two faces last week: One was fresh, clean, and light — it is spring 2010, after all. Alberta Ferretti, Bottega Veneta, and Marni all used a light palette, clean design, and airy silhouettes to put us in the mood for a new decade. The other face, meanwhile, was decidedly more mod — sixties mod to be exact. Prada's Lucite-covered girls (from head to toe) very clearly showed that plastic is in. Versace's bold, bubble-gum-colored patterns transported us back in time. There were, of course, the exceptions: Gucci's tough-girl warriors, Dolce's Spanish island girls, and Jil Sander's new take on suits. Check them all out in our roundup of Milan's greatest hits.
Bottega's take on the Japanese-inspired spring dress.
Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana took a trip to La Isla Bonita for their spring collection. Lace, crosses, peek-a-boo lingerie, and heavy, Madonna-esqe makeup — you can almost feel the tropical breeze.
Sassy minidresses get tempered with jackets at Emporio Armani.
From airy white spring frocks to tougher, black cocktail looks, Fendi's spring show offered up a sexy range.
Lingerie-inspired, feminine looks at Ferretti used color-blocking and twists to stay new and fresh.
Giorgio Armani takes on the eighties trends as only he can: slouchy tops, elastic waists, strong shoulders, and baggy trousers, yet all still elegant.
Frida's Gucci warriors are tough, sexy, and covered in metal, from embellished dresses to shoes.
Shorts are the new pants this spring, and frayed edges soften up suit jackets and tops at Jil Sander.
Marni layered up for spring with gypsy head wraps, tunics, belted cardigans, and yes, socks with sandals.
The sixties are back courtesy of Miuccia Prada. Think mod, think sexy, think Lucite crystals on everything.
Sweet and sexy at Versace, the clothes were candy-colored and covered in prints.
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