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Lou Stoppard's first show reports from Milan are in!

Lou Stoppard has commenced SHOWstudio’s coverage of the Milan Autumn/Winter 2013 collections. Her first show reports deciphering the language of cuts, colour and texture of Gucci, Alberta Ferretti and Francesco Scognamiglio are in.

Stoppard critically analyses Frida Giannini’s femme fatale interpretation this season noting the 'polished, prickly females who were trussed up like prized fillies' in pony hair and python couture-like constructions with a 'luxurious stiffness' in Gucci's show.

Alberta Ferretti’s army of models were also fetishised, but instead of being a women on the prowl, they were 'dainty Russian dolls clad in short lace frocks, mini-crinis, fitted velvet jackets and glittering flats'.

The woman on young designer Francesco Scognamiglio’s mind was an English socialite, decked in 'high-waisted trousers worn with pussy-bow blouses [and] neat coats with fur collars', accompanied by Scognamiglio’s signatures 'sheer panelling and grey leopard print'.

Read the full reports on our collections page for a detailed account of the premier happenings at Milan Fashion Week. Stay tuned for more A/W 13 coverage coming this week.