Shakespeare is always good for a character post, so let’s take a look at Twelfth Night. Like many of his works, Twelfth Night is all about mistaken identities, disguise, humor and of love triumphant. Hooray! The heroine of the story is Viola, who is wrecked on the shores of Illyria, governed by Duke Orsino. Separated from her twin brother, she disguises herself as a man named Cesario and comes to know the Duke as his servant. Bromance ensues. The Duke soon enlists Viola (Cesario) to help him win the affections of Lady Olivia. She falls madly in love with Cesario (Viola). Things start to get crazy and Amanda Bynes wins the big soccer game, then her brother returns and all identities are set right and the Duke and Viola get hitched. Yayo. 1. Shipwrecked, but damnnnn I look good Dress by Nina Ricci, coat by Peter Pilotto, shoes by Roberto Cavalli 2. Hello, Govnah! Me name is Cesario! Suit by Thom Browne, coat by Ferragamo, shoes by Lanvin 3. Surprise! I’m a lady! Dress by Aquilano Rimondi, shoes by Valentino
spot check milan
1: neil barret: not many surprises here…lots of black lots of leather and asymmetrical zippers galore. will say the dual textures on the pieces were entertaining (see leather above).
2: john varvatos: i’ve come to the decision that john varvatos is great for a man who is starting to get into fashion. the more my taste and style develops, the less inspiring i find mr. varvatos. saddening for he was once one of my favorite designers. some of the silhouettes are awfully feminine as well.
3: bottega veneta: i had true high hopes for bottega this season as one of my new favorites. on the heels of their impressive showing from spring 10 and fall 09 i have to say i feel they have digressed. not overly displeasing but in my humble opinion spring 10 and fall 09 were miles ahead. unfortunate, but i still love them.
4: not pictured: gianfranco ferre: there’s certainly been a change in the wind at ferre. here’s hoping that the change will change back. gone is the sophisticated man of spring 2010 and arrived is a snow trekking crazy person. we’ll see where this goes.
5: not pictured: roberto cavalli: i have no idea why, but i liked this. i would never wear any of the pieces but i enjoyed how he played with plaids and of course, the bomber jackets.