Marco de Vincenzo
September 25, 2010 Milan
The show started out quietly, though, with a cement-gray silk shirtdress and a gray-black denim peplum vest with a stripe of bleached scribbles down its back. (It was worn with matching biker shorts, a surprising Milan trend.) Color came into the picture with a shocking yellow silk-jersey shirt and a skirt embellished with alternating strips of cotton ribbon. As for those pixelated prints, to start they were random—a grid with little squares filled here and there with that yellow shade, or red. Eventually, the squares came together to create lush florals on T-shirt dresses.
It all played out in a relatively minor key until toward the end, when those pixelated prints came studded with crystals and sprouting bright fringe. The 3-D tropical flowers on T-shirts and shifts popped in a way that could really get noticed on the sales floor.