Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Milan S/S 09: Aquilano e Rimondi (6267)

In case you're starting to get jaded by my multiple mentions of designers Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi, you might want to switch it to love as both the designers are rapidly gaining MORE recognition, it's hard to catch up!

Switching their own line's label from 6267 to Aquilano e Rimondi, I really do hope things get better (not more commercial, note from D&G). Though what I just said, when I was viewing the first few looks, I was a little prodded by how Fall Proenza Schouler + Donna Karan + Louis Vuitton + Burberry Prorsum it looked:

Looks like there's more...
Quoting from
"Although Aquilano and Rimondi do make pieces well worth crossing a department store to look at, the runway featured too many dresses that—nice as they were—looked derivative of Lanvin."

The review even continued to point on their debut for Gianfranco Ferre:

"It's understandable if A and R have been stretched this season after taking on Ferré, but once the routine's established, they need to do some more solid groundwork on establishing unique signatures for their own collection. "

Though superfically viewed, I do have to agree. Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi did really amazing creations under other labels like MaxMara, Malo, and of course, most recently, Gianfranco Ferre. But there's always something lacking for their own line.


Nicole Then said...

love the dkny collection.if i were a rich taitai/entrepreneur i'd get me one of those...haha

Bingboompia said...


I probably would too! We just have to be envious of them. HAHA!