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5 Collections To Watch Out For During Milan Fashion Week

24 September 2015   |   12:00 pm

These are the 5 collections to watch out for during Milan fashion week, which runs from today till Monday with designers showcasing Spring/Summer 2016 Women’s wear

Get your fashion week gear ready!!!

Feather Daizy

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Up-and-coming Israeli Daizy Shely has been given the Giorgio Armani seal of approval by being invited to present her eponymous collection in the Armani theatre as the latest young designer to benefit from the support of the dean of Italian fashion. Arresting and ultra-feminine is how critics define her style — a marabou feather coat is said to be among the items to be shown on Saturday.

Garage Style

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Young Croatian designer Damir Doma unveils his first womenswear collection since quitting Paris for Milan on Sunday evening — in an underground carpark known as Garage SanRemo. Doma made the move after complaining he felt squeezed by “superbrands” and their marketing machines. Milan will bring him greater visibility, he hopes, and easier access to northern Italy’s specialist manufacturers.

All change At Cavalli

After 45 years at the helm of the eponymous company he built into a pillar of the Italian fashion scene, Roberto Cavalli has finally handed control to a private equity group who have brought Norwegian designer Peter Dundas, formerly of Pucci, in as the new creative head. Dundas’s first womenswear collection in his second stint at Cavalli goes public on Saturday.

Winonah the Wag
The Surinam-born wife of Milan and Holland midfield bruiser Nigel de Jong, Winonah de Jong makes the move from blogger and commentator to designer when she presents her first womenswear collection on Friday. Could she emulate the success of fellow football WAG Victoria Beckham?

African Quartet

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Mimi Plange’s African-inspired designs have been worn by Rihanna, Serena Williams and Michelle Obama. Laduma Ngxokolo’s knitwear was first aimed at Xhosa tribesmen preparing for manhood initiation ceremonies but is now selling around the world. They are half of a quartet of African designers showcasing their work all week thanks to support from the Ethical Fashion Initiative and Milan’s Biffi Boutique.

Culled from AFP

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