With New York and London Fashion Week well behind us, fashion editors, buyers, and front row-types have landed in the Italian capital to take in the shows. Kicking of Milan Fashion Week with a bang was none other than Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, whose mask-wearing Gucci-lytes looked much more punk than previous seasons. Alberta Ferretti’s daywear, No. 21’s undone, skin-showing styling and the dresses-over-pants trend at Jil Sander rounded out Day One of Milan Fashion Week. Day Two kicks off with a heartfelt tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi, and full slate of exciting shows.
Gucci
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GUCCI

Alessandro Michele’s Gucci girl seems to have been watching a lot of movies this season. While some have adapted almost Jason Voorhees-style hockey masks, this closing look, complete with punky spikes and crystal-studded coat, came complete with a Darth Vader-esque hat.

No. 21

KIM WESTON ARNOLD

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NO. 21

No. 21 was decidedly sexy again this season, with creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua noting that he had watched Brian de Palma’s Dressed to Kill while thinking about this fall collection. Though much skin was shown, it was this nude ensemble—a dress layered over a pant, a trend that has been picking up steam since pre-fall collections—was the winner.

Jil Sander

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JIL SANDER

Design duo Lucie and Luke Meier played with the idea of feminine vs. masculine in their fall collection for Jil Sander, resulting in loose long layers. The tunic dress worn over a slouchy pant was a favorite.

Alberta Ferretti
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ALBERTA FERRETTI

In the course of her last two seasons, Alberta Ferretti has been consciously embracing silhouettes other than her bread-and-butter evening gowns. The daywear shown in her fall collection is sure to make younger shoppers swoon, especially the all-white ensembles that feel laid-back yet Instagram-ready.

Fendi

FENDI

This may indeed be one of the most perfect leather trenches to exist in warm buttery brown. The Fendi show today included this sunny, happy look, as well as a heartfelt tribute to designer Karl Lagerfeld, who had been designing Fendi since 1965, and who passed away earlier this week.

Max Mara
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MAX MARA

Tone-on-tone dressing has been a staple at Max Mara, and this burnt orange look (we have been seeing a lot of orange hues this season!) is how the modern woman wants to dress at the office.

Prada
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PRADA

With some models sporting middle-parted Wednesday Adams braids, some of the Prada fall collection did possess a darker feeling, complete with combat boots. However, Mrs. Prada also brightened up her collection with bright hues of blue, red, and pink, and the occasional bouquet of flowers.

Moschino
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MOSCHINO

While the TV dinner kimono—complete with peas and mashed potatoes—certainly brought a fair share of giggles at the Moschino show, Jeremy Scott’s playful million-dollar ensembles set the tone for a runway show that channeled The Price is Right.

Bottega Veneta
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BOTTEGA VENETA

A near-impossible feat is choosing only one look to sum up your feelings about Daniel Lee’s long awaited runway debut at Bottega Veneta. While this editor is very partial to the return of the sexy clavicle-baring scoop neck, the oversized intreccio pieces, and the outerwear’s strong silhouette, this look is what women today are looking for—something thoughtful that makes you do a double-take, but is easy to wear at the same time.

Moncler Genius
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MONCLER GENIUS

Moncler’s collaborations with numerous design talents have resulted in the most exciting puffer coats (and dresses, and head wraps) one could ever hope for. This season, Pierpaolo Piccioli collaborated with model and designer Liya Kebede on evening dresses inspired by the model’s collection LemLem, which supports artisans in Ethiopia.

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