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Missoni splashes colour, D&G goes nautical in Milan

Sep 22, 2008

MILAN, Sept 22, 2008 (AFP) - Missoni splashed vibrant colours onto the catwalk Monday while D&G paraded a fleet of cheeky nautical outfits on day three of the Milan spring-summer 2009 fashion week.

Milan, D&G collection spring summer 2009 - Photo : AFP

Angela Missoni's collection, recalling a Kandinsky painting, injected a bold mix of colour and a range of prints onto lithe clothes that stressed comfort and elegance above all else.

Fusing pink and gold, blue and yellow, Misonni's show was a kaleidoscope of different shades, tones and styles.

Models shone in a mixture of summer dresses, many accessorised with chunky belts, discreet tops and loose-fitting trousers.

Meanwhile, Milan designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana chose a nautical theme for their youthful D and G collection, with sequined captain's jackets and sailing scarves.

Nautical flags adorned chiffon shirts and red anchors decorated chunky, hand-knit tops and bathing suits.

Giorgio Armani unveiled his spring-summer 2009 line Monday to a crowd that included actress Cate Blanchett.

Soft shades and fluid shapes were the order of the day, as models glided down the runway in flowing silk and sparkling gowns.

The fourth day of Milan fashion week features collections by Moschino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Blumarine and Etro.

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