Milan Fashion Week Spring 2012: D&G

The Spring 2012 show at Milan Fashion Week was the last time D&G would grace the runways. The lower line will be integrated into the signature Dolce and Gabbana line come next season, but not without a grand finale first, reported Style.com.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana took an eclectic approach for their final number, mixing up various silhouettes, a rainbow of colors and an array of patterns. The collection was created from a foundation of bright handkerchief scarves in an assortment of polka dots, butterflies, crests, medallions and flowers. The color palette was a celebration of spring, featuring vibrant yellow and orange, sky blue, kelly green, bubblegum pink, and sea foam green.

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The talented duo transformed the scarves into a range of feminine to androgynous options with fitted silhouettes, tailored looks, drop-waist dresses, billowing numbers and boxy tops.

Going girly, dresses came in an abundance of styles of knotted short cocktail dresses, floor-grazing halters and tiered strapless maxis. Hot shorts and wrap-skirts were paired with button-ups for sexy, sophisticated looks.

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On a more masculine note, printed slouchy trousers, cropped jackets, long-sleeved tunics, broad-shoulder tops and sleek jumpsuits were chic. Despite the bold combination, these masculine styles appeared effortless.

With the contrasting prints and vivid colors colliding in each outfit, the collection had no shortage of creativity. The designers even added sprinklings of denim and sequins for a play on textures.

The creativity also found its way into the footwear and accessories. Coinciding perfectly with the scarf motif, wedge heels were covered in the various prints and boasted scarf tie wrap-ups. Tasseled clutches and chain envelope bags also displayed their share of the handkerchief material.

The last D&G collection was truly memorable, with its trendy colorblock prints and loudness in every way a Spring collection should be. These ready-to-wear looks will easily be popping up in street style come next season.

This article was contributed by Annette Tang of the Versastyle. You can follow Annette and her fashion adventures on Twitter at @theversastyle.

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