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Pucci’s Madison Avenue Store Debuts Massive Expansion November 16th, 2012 @ 00:35 AM

Ghesquière Departs Balenciaga in Major Surprise November 05th, 2012 @ 00:43 AM

Sao Paulo Fashion Week: Between Optimism and Fear November 02nd, 2012 @ 00:28 AM

London Unveils Men’s Season Schedule November 01st, 2012 @ 00:36 AM

Azzaro Releases Castello Branco October 25th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM

Revenue Soars 22 Percent at LVMH in First Three Quarters October 16th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM

Rykiel Names Geraldo da Conceicao Artistic Director September 21st, 2012 @ 8:12 PM

Brazil’s New London Pop-Up September 21st, 2012 @ 7:20 PM

McQueen Men Returning Home to London September 12th, 2012 @ 7:19 PM

Roitfeld, Mum and Son, Open in Brazil September 07th, 2012 @ 00:54 AM

Berluti Opens to Big-Time Business in London September 06th, 2012 @ 3:27 PM

Stefano Pilati Back with a Bang at Zegna September 05th, 2012 @ 7:10 PM

Hugo Boss Wows in Berlin, Plans for New York July 06th, 2012 @ 00:17 AM

Salvatore Ferragamo: Crusin’ the Louvre June 13th, 2012 @ 11:04 AM

Michel Klein Gains New Backer; Launches Sunglass Collection June 13th, 2012 @ 00:48 AM

Sykes Jettisoned by Aquascutum; Maurer In at Rabanne June 06th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM

Armani Conquers China, Chastises the Pope June 01st, 2012 @ 11:53 AM


Twenty8Twelve: Morning After Glamour

Godfrey Deeny
September 22nd, 2009 @ 12:14 AM - London

Twenty8Twelve, the fashion label of actress Sienna Miller and her sister Savannah, staged its second runway show in London Monday night, Sept. 21. While celebrity collections can be dicey affairs, this turned out to be a convincingly cool take on easy, rock-chic glamour.

The Millers explained they were inspired by the famed photography of African youth by Malick Sidibé. The Mali-born photographer is known for his black and white portraits, whereas this spring 2010 collection was saturated in color. The right sort of colors, too: From blotchy reds and scrunched up blues to jazzy purples, the hues all looked right, and very suitable for 2010.

Moreover, one could see the models loved working these clothes, like saucy denim mini dresses with exterior bustiers and transparent side panels or high-collar black leather bomber jackets. They all looked like lead singers in some rather fabulous rock band that is just about to be discovered, and all that bit cooler for being just off the radar.

“Abstract art and Ibiza,” was Savannah’s lapidary comment backstage after the sisters had received hearty applause when they took their bow in giant all-white show space near the River Thames.

“Lots of Ibiza,” shouted her fellow blond sibling Sienna, who skipped out of London immediately after the show to head to New York where she is preparing her debut Broadway lead role in "After Miss Julie," co-starring British actor Jonny Lee Miller.

Indeed, the influence of the beautiful Mediterranean island was paramount from the chunky bracelets, risqué swimwear, metal chain crosses and morning-after hair.

The whole show should have been staged on a sandy sunset beach to better appreciate these clothes – morning-after chic at its best.

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