Photo Diary | MFW, Days 3-4: Pucci, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Jil Sander, Trussardi, Roberto Cavalli

Pucci S/S 2014 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

MILAN, Italy — As Milan Fashion Week continues, our trusty contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde provides us with behind-the-scenes photos from the Pucci, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Jil Sander, Trussardi, Roberto Cavalli and Emporio Armani shows.

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Week in Review | Toxic Chemicals in Fashion, Content and Commerce Integration, Amazing Grace

Op-Ed | Toxic Chemicals in Clothing Make All of Us Fashion Victims (Opinion) “Nobody wants to be a fashion victim. Desperately chasing the ever-elusive ‘cool,’ fashion victims are generally perceived as ‘try-hards,’ those who sport the latest trends and buy into transient fads, regardless of fit or personal style.” The Next Chapter of Content and Commerce Integration (Fashion 2.0) “Since the very birth of fashion

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Prince of prints, Brazil fashion rising, Embracing Africa, 3D photo booth, Emblematic Vuitton

Peter Dundas | Source: Nano Press

Why Peter Dundas is Pucci’s prince of prints (The National) “The last thing you expect Peter Dundas to be is the fashion guy. From his sheer physical presence, he’s a car man maybe, a surfer or a quarterback – the sort of guy who rides a motorbike that roars like a chainsaw. What he is, is in fact “the prince of prints” – the creative director of Pucci, the Italian luxury label.” How

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Photo Diary | 10 Fashion Moments in Milan for S/S 2013

A new Etro, as defined by florals and Japanese inspired silhouettes | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

MILAN, Italy — We tipped our friend Sonny Vandevelde to give us a behind-the-scenes look into the collections in Milan for Spring/Summer 2013. Japan was clearly on the mind, with unmistakable silhouettes and motifs from the island nation appearing in strong outings from Prada and Etro. Versace and Dolce & Gabbana made their seasonal statements in a flurry of prints, textures and covetable accessories, all in the spirit of their

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Pucci sans prints, Oscar eyes London, Niche brands out of favour, Online sales up, CSM serves up drama

Emilio Pucci in his workshop, 1950s | Source: Life in Italy

Without the Prints, Can It Still Be a Pucci? (WSJ) “Under the hand of designer Peter Dundas, the six-decade-old fashion house is reinventing itself as an It brand. In the process, it is shifting its emphasis from kaleidoscopic cruisewear to cocktail dresses and sweeping gowns.” Oscar de la Renta continues expansion (Reuters) “‘We continue to offer, and continue to sell, $20,000-plus off-the-rack

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