Angelo Flaccavento reports from Milan Days 2, 3 and 4

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Day 2

Marni opens the day with voluminous graphic shapes hollowed out from the inside. Everything is light and billowy, with a sporty touch in the side-banded leggings and zipper details. The parachute silk pieces are truly great, while the bizarre hats and arty prints are pure Marni. I like this collection a lot. Etro right after is a disastrously boring collation of ideas taken here and there, and La Perla the nth variation on the chic-lady-gone-naughty thing that has taken Milan by storm. At least, it

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