Fashion and models




Giorgio Armani proposes a Mediterranean gypsy-chic look for spring/summer 2008, with floaty, loose-fitting designs in a palette of Mediterranean blues and greens
Photo: © AFP
Click on photos to enlarge

Spike Lee and Snakes On A Plane star Samuel L Jackson, who was accompanied by his wife Latanya, had front row seats at the Armani show
Photo: © AFP

Armani presents gypsy chic while D&G lead Milan back to boho


With Samuel L Jackson and American film director Spike Lee sitting front row, Giorgio Armani sent a Mediterranean gypsy-chic themed collection down the runway as Milan Fashion Week got underway on Monday.

The veteran Italian designer had looked to the idyllic southern Italian island of Pantelleria - where he has a home - for inspiration in creating his new spring/summer 2008 line. Models floated down the catwalk in a series of loosely structured tunics and wide leg trousers in an aquatic palette. Azure 'bloomers' were teamed with tunics in shimmering, turquoise-hued fabrics reminiscent of a butterfly's wings.

Among the show's highlights was an emerald green affair which clung seductively to every curve. And, like many of the outfits, it was accessorised with a fine net snood and matching gypsy-style shawl.

Also looking to yesteryear were Italian design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The pair's youthful D&G range explored a retro approach based on Britain's Glastonbury music festival. A series of tiered dresses and Seventies patchwork prints joined bell-bottomed jeans and classic denim waistcoats to recreate the boho hippy. Sexy but relaxed, the new collection marked a more grown-up direction for the label.

Share this article: AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Want to get sharing?

What is Yahoo! Buzz?

newsletter sign up

Your e-mail:

Latest News




Lindsay Lohan


Sorry - voting has now closed


New Quantum Of Solace trailer


All the shows from New York Fashion Week


Make your home page | Advertising in the magazine | Advertising on the website | Disclaimer

Global HELLO! sites: ¡HOLA! Spain | HELLO! Canada | HELLO! Russia | HELLO! Greece | ¡HOLA! Mexico

© 2001-2021, HELLO! All rights reserved. Click here to let us bring the news to you! AddThis Feed Button