October 01, 2004 Milan
Some of these colorful pieces were luxuriously attractive. One of the standoutswhich could make a lovely entrance at any partywas a long, flowing seventies-style dress with belled sleeves, detailed with pinwheel pleating in the Empire bodice. The neo-flower child might also consider dipping into the butterfly sleeve, Zandra Rhodes-type elements of the collectionthe tiny vests and soft plissé, floor-sweeping peasant dirndls.
As always, however, with shopping the one-world market, it's a question of picking and choosing. Sometimes, there is only a sliver of a difference between the "I've been to Goa" fashion statement and the one that's already available for $30 at the Portobello Road market.