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Piazza Sempione's New Designers; Anna Wintour Gets Political

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Piazza Sempione spring 2012 capsule collection

MILAN— Design duo Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi debuted Piazza Sempione's 20th anniversary capsule collection. Aquilano and Rimondi will stay on as the brand's new creative heads; their first full collection will arrive in stores in fall 2012. [Racked Inbox]

MILAN— In a rather out-of-character statement, Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour has publicly spoken out against Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The WSJ reports: "In an interview published today in Italian daily newspaper la Repubblica, Ms. Wintour calls the Italian prime minister a dictator and urges the world of fashion to rebel against him during fashion week." [WSJ]

MILAN— We love how some designers have very specific inspirations. Case in point: Raf Simons for Jil Sander spring 2012. The New York Times reports: "The white-washed geometric set, with raised platform seating and sunken areas filled in with brightly colored pebbles, was based on the 1958 comedy “Mon Oncle,” by Jacques Tati, in which a French family lives in an ultra-modern house in an otherwise traditional neighborhood."

EVERYWHERE— So now that Borders has gone to bookstore heaven (or hell, whatever), guess what some former Borders employees have gotten together to do? Rant at their former customers. What? Yeah, they put together this list called Things We Never Told You: Ode to a bookstore death. Man, these are some angry people.