Inside Grazia HQ: Things We Loved This Week From Jedward In Milan To An Antonio Marras Tea Party
1. The museum of Mr Armani
On Sunday pre-show, we were treated to a sneak peak of archive pieces of Mr Armani's career through the decades. The earliest dated from 1985, but the silk brocade trousers paper bag waisted trousers and embroidered corset felt strangely current. The most recent piece, and our personal favourite was the terminator armour style suit created for Lady Gaga's Monster Ball tour in 2010. Gowns galore included, Oscar worthy and perfect for any princess!
Armani from a 1985 collection
2. Get to class
The fashion forward will be getting geeky for Spring/ Summer 2013. Prada and Miu Miu continued the trend from their Autumn/ Winter 2012 collections so it looks like it won’t be going anywhere. Fendi, Victoria Beckham and Sergio Rossi all featured mathematical shapes for spring; squares, grids and triangles were prominent in the accessories lines which occasionally left us feeling crossed eyes. Just check out the Fendi peek-a-boo - the cube shapes in the centre look like a game of Magic Eye.
Victoria Beckham's grid grab bags
Fendi's Magic Eye
3. Funny FROW-ers
Towards the end of Milan Fashion Week, we do start to drag our feet a little and dream of eating beans on toast in our pyjamas. So you can’t blame us for getting a little giddy when we spotted some unusual FROW-ers at the last shows of the week. Step forward the world’s most renowned twin duo and protégés of Louis Walsh - Jedward! That’s right, they made their Milan debut at the Dsquared show on Monday and boy did they look part. Dean and Dan must have worked a Dsquared makeover, as the pair wore white buttoned up shirts with chain necklaces over the collar.
4. Time for tea
Antonio Marras treated us Brits to a home away from home when we took our seats at his Milan show. Each round table seated four and was decorated with cakes and china tea sets, prepared for a queen. Waitresses dressed in Maids outfits served a selection of tea and coffee as we waited for the show to start. The collection echoed a ladylike tea party with a sugary pastel palette.