Nice to spend a Sunday morning in the presence of grown ups. To witness a display of classical couture, where cut and silhouette were the basis of a truly refined collection by veteran American couturier Ralph Rucci.
Alessandro Dell'Acqua dazzled his audience at Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday with his vision of a film noir thriller starring sophisticated ladies whose outfits were all open at the back, as though cut with a knife.
At Milan Men's Fashion Week, Dorian Tarantini for M1992 and Luca Magliano for Magliano showcased two high-calibre collections, well-crafted down to the last detail, each with a distinctive personality.
Staged inside a garage in north Milan on a crisp Monday morning, this is what Italy is all about when it is at its best - producing plausible and flattering menswear for young men who want to look crisp and cool.
Schiaparelli launches its latest capsule collection in Bergdorf Goodman on Friday, named Pink Victory. A novel approach to relaunching a legend, a house born in 1927, before the television, never mind the Internet.