September 24, 2007 Milan
All in all, this is probably a smart way to lure that sweet-spot shopper, one who has a tight body to show off and money to burn. (The geometric plastic paillettes that decorated a lot of the evening numbers surely won't come cheap.) But will the same client go for the more challenging outerwear? Coats, usually a strong suit at this Italian label, came in kimono cuts with huge, statement-making lantern sleeves. It's a look very much in keeping with the Eastern silhouettes influencing the Milan shows, but their viability at retail is less of a sure thing.