For the spring collection Bottega Veneta worked with a reduced color palette and concentrated on the shape and volumes. Sculptural ruffles circle around hips or cascade down the torso. The result is a lady like silhouette which unites 1950s influences and a relaxed modern spirit.
From romantic dresses to cool suits with lace trousers, the Cavalli look is dominated by pastel shades, lace and animal prints with a touch of movie star glamour.
Dolce & Gabbana
Sicily seems to be a bottomless source of inspiration for Dolce & Gabbana. For spring the two designers concentrate with their prints on the island's interaction with Greece in the ancient world. The silhouette reminds of the 1960s and the collection is an amazing pattern mix and match of polka dots, almond blossoms and Greek temples and coins.
Also the Dsquared2 look is a feast for the senses and one of my personal favorites. The Caten brothers explore with us the 1960s in Tiki style! The silhouette is all about micro, mini and curves.
Alberta Ferretti's collection is a mix of pure white trimmed with ribbons and multicolored floral embroideries reminding of the Italian sun and sea.
For the Spring collection Gucci went in a sporty new direction, with mesh T-shirts, basketball shorts, track pants, and exposed triangle bras combined with strong abstract patterns in shades of red.
Also Prada went sporty and created a sport and street style inspired collection with artsy elements. The collection has a powerful feministic statement which is reflected also in the strong color blocking and the Pop Art motives on the dresses.
Stella Jean combines 50s silhouettes with caribbean fabrics. The result is a colorful and feminine collection with an exotic touch.