Milan seems to agree with Victor Alfaro. The
Mexican-American designer's glamorous collection of
on-the-go chic was one of his strongest in seasons.
Alfaro opened with a few equestrian looks that included long, tan leather coats, skin-tight jockey pants and flat riding boots, but quickly moved on to more urban ensembles like suede trousers with slouchy optic sweaters, one-strap dresses and three-button suits. But Alfaro really found his groove with the more casual yet absolutely luxurious looks; distressed jeans with a chunky red turtleneck and a sinfully long fur, for example, looked fantastic. So did a huge fur-lined military-olive parka that was both street-smart and lavishly decadent; treat it as an everyday coat, or throw it over one of Alfaro's delicately layered or ruffle-trimmed sexy black dresses. After all, mixing soft, feminine clothes with hard-edged basics is one of the season's key trends.