What trends are being set in Italy? Marie Claire's esteemed fashion team offers up a shortlist of the most awe-inspiring style statements to hit the European runways. For more fashion week coverage, visit our all-access pass to Spring 2012 Fashion Week!
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The stamp of Cavalli is always unmistakable. Love the idea of wearing a sleeveless printed tuxedo vest for evening — and, with a pair of black skinny jeans, to work the next morning.
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Christopher Kane shows signs of life — literally, his prints are based on cardiograms — for Versus.
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We never would've guessed it, but hot pink and cherry red are quickly becoming the power couple of colors.
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Dolce & Gabbana
At the hands of Dolce and Gabbana, even onions can find their inner sex appeal.
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Dolce & Gabbana
With such dramatic embellishments and jewels, this evening dress may as well be a grand night at Italy's famed La Scala theater.
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To try at home: Accentuate a nipped-in waist with a pair of rhinestone earrings by Erickson Beamon. If it's good enough for Raf Simons, it's good enough for us.
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We love the unexpected pairing of a casual knit top with super shiny pleats — and the red-rimmed sunglasses are the perfect combination of subtle-meets-statement.
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The ladylike version of Greased Lightning: Miuccia Prada's '50s-era hot-rod flames give us a need for speed.
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A welcome departure from Alberta Ferretti's trademark floaty chiffon gowns: a vibrant knit dress that manages to mix both bold colors and textures without losing her classic take on femininity.
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At 90 years young, the house of Gucci dazzles with a melange of art-deco flapper-inspired stunners.