Designers outlining the looks for the coming autumn and winter will have us hanging onto the vestiges of summer for as long as possible if the collections being shown on the Milan catwalks are anything to go by. Creating the Indian summer feel were an array of fruity hues, sunny blues and tropical prints from the major fashion houses.
Designer to the stars [Giorgio Armani] is renowned for dressing some of the best looking men on the planet, and so it came as no surprise that the audience for his Milan catwalk show on Wednesday was almost as eye-catching as the collection being showcased.
London Fashion Week came to a spectacular climax on Friday when local favourite [Julien Macdonald] unveiled his latest collection. Midnight blues and sparking metallic hues sailed down the runway as the Welsh maestro presented a line that offered sexy tailoring and old fashioned glamour in equal measure.
There can be little doubt about [Giorgio Armani]'s unrivalled popularity after a galaxy of major stars turned out for his latest show in the British capital. Organisers of London fashion week were no doubt delighted when the Italian maestro decided to unveil his new collection there instead of Milan and, if the guest list was anything to go by, he remains the king of the red carpet.
After attending the wedding of her best friend [Nicole Kidman], [Naomi Watts] was probably in the mood for romance. Just as well beau Liev Schreiber was there to keep the <I>King Kong</i> star company during a break on the Italian island of Ischia. <br /><br />
Italian fashion maestro Giorgio Armani has been chosen to dress England's football heroes for the World Cup. And while label-loving players, including captain David Beckham, will be thrilled with the choice, the news has ruffled a few feathers as homegrown designers, including tailor-to-the-stars Ozwald Boateng, were overlooked.
Milan celebrated the feminine form this week as models wearing the latest looks for autumn 2006 paraded down the Italian runways in a host of figure-hugging creations which emphasised the waist and celebrated shapely pins. <br /><br />
Each year around this time the French capital braces itself for an influx of industry buyers and style pundits as the fashion world's heavy hitters present their latest spring/summer collections. There is always a generous sprinkling of A-list glamour, too, as big names from the worlds of music and cinema jet in to check out what sartorial goodies their favourite designers have to offer.
Fashionistas gathered in the French capital are unlikely to forget this year's Paris Fashion Week after three of the biggest names in the industry served up eye-popping new collections. [Dior], [Armani] and [Valentino] all managed to impress style pundits who went along to their shows with an explosive combination of spine-chilling theatrics and glitzy red carpet glamour.