To paraphrase the fashion writer’s opening sentence in today’s review of the Milan collections…(“finally, the collections here produced a designer who is alive and connected to the real ground…”)..she ‘knighted’ Burberry’s new designer – Christopher Bailey, and gave him her seal of approval, and the utmost compliment. She also found little to complain about at Giorgio Armani’s show.
As a Pucci collector, I was very interested to see what Christian LaCroix would do for his maiden collection (one that was highly anticipated, publicized, and well attended by key editors). From the look of things, he is on the right track, and it’s hard not to feel as if the ‘fit’ of the two names (Pucci and LaCroix) both so highly associated with exuberant prints and color, seems so perfect. Horyn found little to criticize on that collection- though she threw in a line about the need for more attention to the Italian, sporty heritage…..Regardless, what this means to all Pucci collectors- like myself- is that their own archives will be even more coveted, and vintage Puccis (as well as the new items) will most likely be selling with higher price tags.