September 20, 2013 Milan
Silk slipdresses with supersized dots or inset with sheer circles of tulle had a nice sense of ease. Same goes for the V-neck tunics with handkerchief hems that were accompanied by below-the-knee full skirts. Other dresses were draped from circles or squares of fabric, creating flowy, away-from-the-body shapes. Win, win, win. The motif was picked up by Lucite-heeled satin mules accessorized with fur pompoms. Those in particular rated with the Instagram audience.
The polka-dot point had been sufficiently made by the time the show was over—and in all honesty, probably a few looks before then. But even if the Sportmax team could have left a few of the spotted narrow sheaths and spotted pajama sets back in the atelier, a V-neck dress with an overlay in a circle-patterned guipure lace was still a sophisticated, subtle evocation of their idea. All around, a strong outing.