Milan Fashion week is in full swing and the designers are making their marks with cool fabrics. Designer Cristina Ortiz incorporated a lot of silk for the Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2008 collection. Our favorite items were the long silk gowns such as the purple number featured above.
While SF was displaying silk, Giorgio Armani was playing with Velvet. Most of his collection such as the waistcoats, evening gowns, knee length skirts and even men’s suits featured the fabric.
Meanwhile, Miuccia Prada is doing good for the lace industry by sending the mills into a frantic overdrive. After her show Prada revealed that she went wild with the lace. "I thought using a little bit here and there is tacky, so we've had all Switzerland working on couture lace. They're in shock."
In the end our favorite was designer Christopher Bailey’s creation for Burberry with the metallic thick materials, which will catch anyone’s attention in a crowd. With all this fabric talk in mind, which one would you choose?