Fashion Week RTW Spring 2010 (Milan): D&G, Dolce & Gabanna, Etro, Dsquared2

Okay, so I haven’t gone through all the new collections from the Spring 2010 RTW Fashion Shows (Milan and Paris), but I’ve scanned a few and I like what I see so far (oh and thanks to all the designers, magazines/newspapers, etc who sent images, samples, etc).


Spring 2010

>>>>>>>>>>>> You sexy rugged bastards.

D&G was a direct ode to westerners. Deeply cut and torn jeans, cowboy boots, scarves, studs, aviators, (western shirts), and a color palette of dirt brown and jean blue. As usual, I really enjoyed it. It seems like they’re trying to move the “country look” out west… So no more farmer gear, you need to saddle up. There were moments of the collection that became too much… like the heavily studded jacket and a few of the combinations were a bit uncomplimentary. But overall, I rocks wit D&G… I deeply appreciate any designers that ‘s bringing back the masculinity into male fashions.

For more of their collection, click here.

And I can’t do D&G without touching on Dolce and Gabanna. Their collection? Sexy, sexy, sexy all in black and white (with a bit of blue). Fancy-smancy, arrogant, and elegant; a stark contrast to the cool-headed ruggedness of D&G, except for the insertions of severely ripped jeans. The highlights of the collection would undoubtedly be the well-tailored suits- the cut, the fit, the decor-ed simplicity… rocks my world.

Spring 2010

>>>>>>>>>>> Savannah boy meets the Cali sun.

I am an avid fan of Etro. No one quite does patterns and colors like them. And as far as Spring 2010 goes… they absolutely did not disappoint. Think 70s beach bum with alot of money and great taste- and he, the lavish beach bum that is, wears ensembles that only he can get away with. The phrase “often imitated, but never duplicated” comes to mind, lol. The collection is engulfed with varying shades of ocean blues, while other bright “psychedelic” hues are used as accents. I see a sort of story when viewing Etro’s Spring collection, “In 1978, A man from the South, perhaps Savannah, Georgia decides he wants to move to California. He wants to adapt to their style, but keep his own style at the same time, so he decides to mix a little of his southern dandiness with california fun. He finds himself mingling with local residents, and people instantly like him, his southern charm has made the transition from east coast to west coast rather easy. The southerner in Cali soon becomes consumed with life being synonymous with bon-fires at the beach. And his new style depicts his latest philosophy, “look good, be easy, have fun”. The end, lol.

(I love that they used the Andre Benjamin look-a-like/ Benjamin Bixby model
he’s really cute ( I know you guys don’t want to hear that, lol)
designers, puh-leez, lets put him in more shows)

For more of their collection, click here.

Let me just point out once again that I LOVE the models they used… seriously, they’re all sort of like that really attractive guy you know, who’s incredibly handsome, well-mannered, and just has that intrinsic style (and swag- sorry for using the “banned” word, lol). And most of all he has that type of aura that make all the girls want to date him and all the guys want to be his best friends… I know that’s a really vivid long-winded description, but hey I had to say something about it.

Spring 2010

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> “On my honor, I will do my best…”

Boy Scout Boy Scout do your duty… lol. That childhood song came to mind when I first flipped through Dsqaured’s Spring Collection. And guys, let me just go on record as saying, “Dsquared never disappoints.” It’s like they have people from every background (street wear, high fashion, etc) thinking up what to do for the next season. Which allows them to always cohesively incorporate several of the current and upcoming trends into their collection, making the ownership of one of their pieces an absolute must.

I mean, omg (sorry had a girl moment), they hit it right on the head… this is EXACTLY next spring… the patches, the water gear, the camping, the buttons, the colors- still bright but a bit more subdued. And they still managed to embed that nerd, Steve Urkle element – with the glasses, pocket protectors, and unintentional messiness, but now the nerd is just swagged out. Definitely one of my favorite collections so far, the only way it could have been better is if they picked better models (the guys were good, but they kind of looked the same- next time borrow Etro’s models).

For more of their collection, click here.

(sidenote: i also like this collection because I had an impromptu girl scout inspired photoshoot back in February with the same overall theme, so I find this “male version” oh-so-cool)

Okay boys, that’s all for now, I’ll have more reviews later.

Photos courtesy of WWD (click links above to view more of the collections)

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  1. FAPORT International

    Awesome fashion show!! i just love this blog, all models are hot, nice have a nice post great job keep it up:)

  2. Etro is amazing, DEF gonna get some


  3. I just have one question that I hope someone can answer. I was just looking at D & G new jean collection and they are all SO long. I was under the impression that the style has lately been somewhat more on the shorter side to give the shoes more focus. Whatever happened to getting a good tailor and not having so much extra material at the bottom of your pants? Can someone please tell me why most designers are going with shorter jeans and D & G is not?

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