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2009 March 3

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Pollini Fall 2009 Pollini Fall 2009
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(MILAN) Pollini
Jonathan Saunders' second collection at Pollini began, and ended, with a decorative scroll, which appeared as a Dalí-esque heel in the first looks and an appliquéd print on the final one. The vaguely military theme carried over to a brass-buttoned jacket, a baroque ruffled-sleeve blouse and, yes, second-skin pants. There were plenty of separates, especially in a series of cerulean blue, which served as a welcome counterpoint to the more trend-driven scroll print.


MaxMara
Now this is a house you can depend on--more this season than ever. For Fall, MaxMara looked to its own past and trotted out achingly sumptuous coats and jackets in a wealth of permutations. The delicious palette--buttery camel, warm mocha and lipstick red--made them all the more appealing. As for the fabrics? Start with cashmere, and then upscale. Silk and leather separates occasionally intervened, but then the black story was presented, and the buyers started scribbling.

 




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