2008 February 20
6267 - Milan Fall 2008
(MILAN) Roll Call: Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfeld, Kate Betts, Fabien Baron, Ken Downing, Robin Givhan, Linda Fargo, Julie Gilhart, Alexis Bryan, Michael Roberts, Hal Rubenstein, Cindy Weber Cleary
Chic Report: Designers Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi were formerly of MaxMara, and their 6267 fall collection referenced those clean lines and unadulterated shapes. While young talent in Milan is a rare thing indeed, these gifted designers need a signature of sorts, which this collection lacked. The high-waisted pencil skirts had a look of their own, due to the unusual, almost cubist prints. Blouses and even dresses had curiously puffed and prodded shoulders, while fur coats were predictably snuggly and belted. Personality came in the form of dropped-waist, flared-skirt minidresses while boxier embellished shifts unearthed a more bohemian side to the look. "It's about wearability," said Aquilano,"Not just a mix of things thrown together."