And finally, here I am. Luckily, I was able to manage some spare time between running from show to show to finally update you, my dear readers, about the latest juicy fashion week gossip (as promised).
‘Strictly scheduled’, Krizia was among the first shows to visit.
I hate being insolent and never really act this way but with the fashion week arrival I am forced to turn over another chapter in my social behaviour handbook. Actually that’s the only one way you comfortably enter without 2-hour queuing (even though you might have an invitation). Grabbing my operator while trying to get rid of the pesky blogger paparazzi I bravely started pushing apart the timid guests and some random gawkers.
‘She is with me’ – I proclaimed loudly, leaning towards the security guy therefore mentally forcing him to finally open the gates.
That was my good shot because apparently as my colleague told afterwards, half of the people with invitations did not get in (I am not even talking about the sly free entry ones), due to the internal lack of accommodation (typical Italian style ☺ I would not be surprised if they would of left Anna Wintour behind).
As we entered in the Spazio Krizia I noticed a pleasant surprise on the left side of the room – the free bar – an outlet for my journalistic impulses (please do not judge me, because 5 shows in a row is quite a mission!). After couple of champagne glasses, I felt happily ready to get the show started so comfortably settling down on the seat I took out my notebook (luckily we had the front row seats).
Suddenly the lights went down and the dark electrified atmosphere started discharging with the photo flashes when suddenly (I could not believe it) we all heard that painfully familiar voice spreading all over the runway: ‘If I should stay…’ The second later, people started applauding and getting up. The Whitney Houston tribute was a really thoughtful and touching moment forcing all the journalist diaspora (including me) immediately scribbling down some quick notes. Something unexpected but very heartrending has laid an interesting foundation towards the indulgent fashion critic diaspora mood.
Massive gold accessories was something I have noticed as a possible trend for the next FW 2013. Krizia, Missoni, Wandering Collective and many more have shown jewellery variety still united in a way. We are talking about all kinds of jewellery – from the rings and earrings to the necklaces and bracelets. Strong, massive, geometric, metallic jewellery together with the long drooping garments such as dresses and cardigans or something something more of an evening wear with the brave cut-outs along with the above mentioned jewellery.