Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 - Best & Worst Part I of II
1) Alberta Ferretti Spring Summer 2014
Alberta Ferretti is known for his feminine dresses but the Spring Summer 2014 runway show was full of awkward lantern skirts and dresses that resembled seaweed and other various unflattering deep sea creatures.
2) Antonio Marras Spring Summer 2014
The Antonio Marras Spring Summer 2014 runway show was filled with lovely floral, fauna and garden inspired prints. This voluminous silk bubble hem one-shoulder dress is simply feminine and sweet.
Model Yumi Lambert wears a sheer floral applique floor-length dress with sporty undergarments underneath, providing a perfect balance to the almost too risque dress.
3) Aquilano Rimondi Spring Summer 2014
Designer duo Roberto Rimondi and Tommaso Aquilano of the label Aquilano Rimondi chose colourful jewel toned hues as the basis of their Spring Summer 2014 runway collection.
4) Blumarine Spring Summer 2014
Yumi Lambert stuns on the Blumarine Spring Summer 2014 runway in a see-through evening gown that beats the Saint Laurent Swarovski crystal studded jumpsuit as seen on Lady Gaga.
The expression on Lindsey Wixon's face sums up how we feel about yellow-on-yellow in the same tone for an entire outfit.
This delicate fluffy Blumarine feather dress is perfect for a night-out or cocktail event.
5) Bottega Venetta Spring Summer 2014
Bottega Venetta's Spring Summer 2014 runway show pieces were not only dull and boring with mostly black dresses perfect for a funeral, but they also came in awkward shapes, some were more suitable for maternity wear.
6) Costume National Spring Summer 2014
It seems that Ennio Capasa was in a hurry to finish up some runway apparel for the Spring Summer 2014 Milan fashion week thus resulting in vests that looked ridiculously disproportionate - and we don't mean it in a good "creative" way.
7) Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2014
Model Maud Welzen looks all starry-eyed in this pretty, cherry blossom applique dress from Dolce & Gabbana's Spring Summer 2014 runway collection.
The horrible over-sized floppy fur collar on this red tacky looking imperial Chinese style coat looks more like it came from a heap of dead, over-dyed rabbits.
We love the cute balloon underpants wore as shorts trimmed with Roman coin details at the hem and are glad that Dolce & Gabbana has not forgotten how to create fun and quirky pieces even after the younger, funkier D&G label was canned.
The gold coin pointy toe pumps from Dolce & Gabbana are absolutely adorable. However, the massive shoulder, frumpy red patent leather dress looks like a blood bag gone wrong.
Dolce & Gabbana's Spring Summer 2014 collection was filled with famous historical sites in Rome and a surprisingly hideous orange fur vest inspired by Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock puppet.
This Pantheon print jacket and shift dress looks more disastrous than designer.
8) Dsquared2 Spring Summer 2014
Lindsey Wixon wears a ghastly purple and orange porn star inspired outfit from Dsquared. To make things worse, the bad hat says it all.
Models from Dsquared's Spring Summer 2014 runway show were made to look like a blow-up doll or bimbo-tic blonde bombshell showing the Canadian twin designers' distaste for women.
A corset dress is suppose to make you look slim but the ratio of the skinny chick and too-wide around the hips corset bottom just made the model gain extra weight around that area. Just imagine what a normal woman would look like in one.
9) Emilio Pucci Spring Summer 2014
I'll end of today's Milan Fashion Week Part I review with one of the best shows of Spring Summer 2014 - Emilio Pucci.
Joan Smalls opens the show defining the label's Spring Summer look with a healthy blend of modern and retro fashion with a cropped perforated leather jewel motif top, colourful tribal print embroidery skirt and causal lace-up peep-toe military high heel boots.
This colourful tribal print bustier dress draws the right amount of attention to the most important part of the dress - a piece we can imagine Gossip Girl's Serena Van Der Woodsen or Blake Lively wearing.
The hairstyle for Emilio Pucci's Spring Summer 2014 runway show was a dramatic comb-over side parting. Hair wax was applied to make each model's straight hair slightly wavy, producing an effortless rock & roll look which matched the Spring Summer 2014 runway collection perfectly.
This bomber jacket is all stardust and sparkles, girly yet tom-boyishly over-sized at the same time. Throw on a pair of perforated leather shorts and you're ready to hit the streets for a street style photo opportunity.
Clashing prints never worked so well but of course with the help of expert tailoring, cuts and styling.
Another show-stopper not to be missed at Emilio Pucci's Spring Summer 2014 runway show is this XL-length silver rain jacket that tethers between a thin line of looking like an aluminium food wrapper for the BBQ or a bad-ass superhero character from the comic books - of course depending what you style it with.
Harajuku biker-chic is not for the faint-hearted.
The massive WWF champion's medallion wide waist belt adds a lot to this sports inspired jail-jumpsuit.
New and upcoming model Malaika Firth wears a sexy extreme cropped hoodie with knickers. What a way to work a waist-pouch.
We are witnessing plenty of androgynous over-tones in Emilio Pucci's Spring Summer 2014 runway collection - from hairdos to pant styles.
This beautiful and intricately embellished dress that looks Balmain inspired has the "Pucci" initials and founding date of the company "1947" on it in a comic-book style print.
Would you give the bicycle shorts under over-sized bermudas look a try? Seems like Peter Dundas was inspired by dual-layer Nike running shorts that prevent friction in between your inner thighs when you run.
Half-Norwegian, half-American designer Peter Dundas of fashion house Emilio Pucci is a Parson's graduate. This talented veteran designer has worked for French and Italian luxury designer brands such as Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier, Roberto Cavalli and Emanuel Ungaro.