February 27, 2009 Milan
But is there anything to set D'Amato apart and above other designers operating just below the radar of the international editors and retailers who've descended on Milan this week? If anything, it's his sense of color. In a season when established talents have relied too much on the safety of black, D'Amato paired bronze satin with amethyst and sapphire and sent out one of the prettiest bottle greens. His sky blue blouse and absinthe wrap skirt signal brighter days ahead—if not for the world at large, at least for him.