February 19, 2007 Milan
Ozbek kitted out his power babes with all sorts of military regalia, most of it less in-your-face than that opening salvo. Tone-on-tone frogging decorated the collars and lapels of parkas and coats. A black silk jacquard used for a coat-dress and a jacket-mini combo looked for all intents and purposes like a miniature camo print. Then there were the green, red, and purple berets and the leather bags slung around the hips, fanny-pack style.
On the softer side were little dresses with flowers for epaulets and tops decorated all over with chiffon rosettes that were worn with short shorts in a substantial gray-wool knit. All in all, it was a good effort from Ozbek, and those dresses and rosettes were very pretty. (But pretty enough to make you forget the op-ed rumblings of a potential U.S. invasion of Iran, now that Ozbek's brought up the subject? That┐s a different question.)