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The Milan Fashion Week Trends Are SO Italian

Feb 27 2014 - 6:15am

Milan Fashion Week is wrapped up and as the jet-setting fashion flock lands in Paris for the final round of shows, we're racking up some Internet frequent-flier miles, perusing all the shows with rapid mouse clicking. New York left us thinking about sexy slits and an everyday take on leather [1], and the London collections already have us anticipating orange, blue, and a whole lot of exotic skins [2].

So how did Milan leave its mark? With all kinds of glamour commonly associated with the Italian woman (leopard! gold! fur!), plus a very surprising-for-Fall color palette. Scroll through to study up on all the biggest trends you'll be seeing before you know it.

Pretty Pastels

The most surprising trend to gain traction from the Fall shows is the healthy dose of pastel shades, we noted. The sugary shades are typically associated with Spring collections, but the lightness they bring is always welcome in our eyes. Look for feminine dresses, yes, but also sharp coats and loose pants.

Pretty Pastels

Missoni [3]

Pretty Pastels

Jil Sander

Pretty Pastels

Luisa Beccaria

Pretty Pastels

Ermanno Scervino [4]

Pretty Pastels

Genny [5]

Pretty Pastels

Giorgio Armani [6]

Pretty Pastels

Gucci [7]

Ladylike Leopard

It's with a resounding cheer that we can confirm: the fashion world isn't over leopard yet! The classic bold print was used on coats and dresses, but more subtle incarnations were spotted too, in case you prefer your feline understated. Either way, embrace it next season for a quick dose of Milanese sex appeal.

Ladylike Leopard

Dsquared [8]

Ladylike Leopard

Giorgio Armani [9]

Ladylike Leopard

Salvatore Ferragamo [10]

Ladylike Leopard

Gucci [11]

Ladylike Leopard

Roberto Cavalli

Ladylike Leopard

Simonetta Ravizza

Ladylike Leopard

Ermanno Scervino [12]

Ladylike Leopard

Sportmax [13]

Fur Accents

Fur on the Fall runways is nothing new, but the way we saw it walking down the Milan catwalks felt different. There were still plenty of full-on coats and throat-covering snoods, but strips and patches were also spotted on dresses, tops, and jackets. While the trimmings might not keep you toasty, they'll certainly serve to add intrigue to any look.

Fur Accents

Blumarine [14]

Fur Accents

Dsquared [15]

Fur Accents

Prada [16]

Fur Accents

Costume National

Fur Accents

Fendi [17]

Fur Accents

Ermanno Scervino [18]

Fur Accents

Iceberg

Fur Accents

Marni [19]

Fur Accents

Emilio Pucci [20]

The Midas Touch

Designers had the Midas touch this season — and not just for evening wear. Runways delivered both special occasion pieces and more casual wear washed in gold, giving even shearling-lined jackets and knits a high-impact finish. Going gold may just be the easiest way to turn heads come Fall.

The Midas Touch

Emilio Pucci [21]

The Midas Touch

Dsquared2

The Midas Touch

Salvatore Ferragamo [22]

The Midas Touch

Max Mara

The Midas Touch

Alberta Ferretti [23]

The Midas Touch

Dolce & Gabbana [24]

The Midas Touch

Moschino [25]

The Midas Touch

Prada [26]

The Midas Touch

Missoni [27]

Femme Suiting

We may have borrowed the suit from the boys, but this season, the menswear staple is getting a decidedly feminine finish. With metallic bouclé, high-impact prints, sexier necklines, and skinny-fit trousers, these suits were made to show off a woman's personality — and her curves.

Femme Suiting

Emilio Pucci [28]

Femme Suiting

Emporio Armani [29]

Femme Suiting

Versace [30]

Femme Suiting

Giorgio Armani [31]

Femme Suiting

Gucci [32]

Femme Suiting

Roberto Cavalli

Femme Suiting

MSGM [33]

Animal Instincts

If you like all things kitsch or adorable, Milan has something for you! We were surprised by the sheer amount of creatures on the Fall 2014 runways, and the variation was enough to fill any of the world's largest zoos. Expect sweet birds, friendly foxes, and yep, even a chihuahua.

Animal Instincts

Alberta Ferretti

Animal Instincts

Dolce & Gabbana

Animal Instincts

Au Jour le Jour

Animal Instincts

Antonio Marras

Animal Instincts

Stella Jean

Shoulders With Space

Designers constantly tweak volume and shape in order to alter a season's silhouette — and while we've seen big or sharp shoulders before, Fall 2014 toned it down a notch (while still being a little bolder than your average shape). The extra oomph makes power dressing a cinch.

Shoulders With Space

Fendi [34]

Shoulders With Space

Les Copains

Shoulders With Space

Marni [35]

Shoulders With Space

Antonio Marras

Shoulders With Space

N 21

Shoulders With Space

Prada [36]

Shoulders With Space

Tod's


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