In the Spotlight - Aquilano Rimondi

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I just discovered a new designer on style.com while browsing through the Milan Fashion week coverage. It is Day 3 of Milan Fashion week and things are looking brighter as more golds, sequins and luxury metal wove in brocades and jacquards cover the catwalks of old-timer Dolce & Gabbana and new label Aquilano Rimondi by Tomaso Aquilano & Roberto Rimondi who also design for Ferre. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) had this to say about the duo's collection:

"Aquilano e Rimondi’s Heartbreaking Clothes of Staggering Beauty"

WSJ simply said their clothing was beautiful but impractical and whipped out a sweeping statement that which women would want to dress head to toe in Aquilano & Rimondi's garb and become completely invisible or swallowed whole because the clothing is overpoweringly gaudy and elaborate? I beg to differ. Some pieces are actually wearable for parties or interchangeable when mixed with different basic pieces from one's wardrobe. I cannot tolerate such shallow biasness - just look at Balmain's cocktail dresses (some are otherworldly inspired futuristic dresses, Rodarte's horrible POW (prisoner-of-war) of the future collection which so many people revel in and idolise?

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