February 27, 2010 Milan
No, the duo hasn't forsaken the embellished look that's become their signature, but they have modulated it a bit to stay current. Channeling Marisa Berenson and Marina Schiano, both of whom were jet-setting around Rome in the seventies, they paired snug cabled cashmere sweaters with be-feathered pencil skirts or low-slung handmade tweed trousers. They frayed the edges of their tweed skirtsuits and coats and studded the shoulders with smatterings of crystals. And they stitched strips of fox to organza to keep their furs light. The palette was soft: dusty pink, gray-blue, violet, peachy ivory. The effect was still rich, but a whole lot subtler than last season—a savvy move that could win over some previously reluctant fans.