The critics have left Milan for the final leg of spring 2012 Fashion Week. The reviews from Italy were largely glowing, from the modernist Jil Sander collection to the auto-inspired dresses at Prada and "seaside chic" looks at Versace. Still, there were a few missteps: Cathy Horyn found Gucci's collection "befuddling," while WWD asserted that the Versace show "lacked oomph." Read the full report below.
• “[A] firmly modernist view expressed in almost every detail gorgeously and surprisingly expansive . This may have been Mr. Simons’s sexiest collection for Jil.” [On the Runway/NYT]
• “The lean, tailored, below-the-knee lines of Simons' dresses were all about complete mastery of his métier, same quality you'd recognize in a couturier, an architect, an artist Emblematic, also, of a more hope-filled era.” [Style.com]