Italian designers are known for their over-the-top designs, and in that regard, the Spring 2013 runways did not disappoint. For next season, high-shine sequins were out in full effect, covering everything from tops to pants. Whether you want a hint of sparkle with an embellished dress or want to invest in a high-impact piece — like an amazing sequined jacket — you're definitely going to want to get your hands on some sparkle for next Spring. See what we mean in this Milan Fashion Week trend report. On Allison McNamara: Topshop blazer, T+J Designs necklace.
Milan Fashion Week Spring 2013 trends focused on sharp angles, Asian influences, and a lot of high shine from the designers like Salvatore Ferragamo, Prada, and Fendi, proving that the new season is sure to be filled with drama. Meanwhile, Spring leather once again made its mark on the runway along with sheer layers — ranging anywhere from soft and diaphanous pants from Emilio Pucci to more skin-baring tops from Bottega Veneta, made in every rendition. Get the complete breakdown on the top 10 trends from Milan Fashion Week now.
Prada, Gucci, Armani, Missoni, and more: Milan is where some of fashion's most stunning looks hit the runway. That goes for beauty, too, and Spring 2013 had plenty to entice. Severe parts, fluorescent lips, and metallic eye shadows were everywhere, making for an extremely versatile beauty season in Italy. Click through to see some of the top hair and makeup looks from Milan Fashion Week.
We're taking one last style-focused look at Milan Fashion Week's front-row set and afterparty whimsy, as the fashion crowd heads to Paris. These impossibly chic industry insiders, along with some classic stunners (hello, Charlotte Casiraghi!), never shied away from donning a mashup of quirky and sophisticated ensembles as they bounced from show to show — not to mention, from one party to the next. Between amfAR's fete and W's dance party, we were treated to a mix of elegant evening dresses and more colorful fare from the likes of Dree Hemingway and Solange Knowles. See what outfits caught our eye (front row and center), plus an arsenal of awe-inspiring Anna Dello Russo looks, when you keep clicking.
Mixed-up prints, bright hues, and vertiginous shoes — so far there's been so much eye candy on the streets of Milan that it's hard to even know where to look. It also doesn't hurt that some of the industry's best-dressed players are all in attendance: Anna Dello Russo, Elisa Nalin, Kate Lanphear, Natalie Joos, Giovanna Battaglia, and more. Click through to peek the best styles of Milan Fashion Week, and be sure to check back soon — we'll be adding more chic looks just as soon as they come in.
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For every great street-style snap, we estimate there's a minimum of three amazing accessories that help make the look stand out — most likely more. That was the rule at Milan Fashion Week this season, where duos and trios of attention-getting add-ons made the looks all the more enticing. We spotted Miroslava Duma making a case for the statement necklace, which was a favorite among the Milano showgoers, as were luxe satchels — from the Céline luggage tote to the trusty Proenza Schouler PS1 — and eye-catching heels that ran the gamut from cutout cage booties to pointed-toe pumps. Proof that it's really all in the details starts right here.
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Sheer paneling, body-con silhouettes, sequins, high slits — that's what Milan Fashion Week's sexiest dresses and gowns were all about. Such pieces aren't made for everyday wear, but a girl can always dream, right? To get your imagination going, we culled the hottest looks straight from the runway for you to pore over; think Donatella Versace's bold colors and thigh-baring hemlines, Roberto Cavalli's romantic, rock 'n' roll minis, and Moschino's metallic shifts. Ready for more? See all of sexiest dresses and gowns from Milan Fashion Week right now!
For Spring 2013, Stefano Gabbano and Domenico Dolce were inspired by their Sicilian roots — and a luxe holiday. Brightly striped dresses, '50s shortsuits, fanciful basketweave skirts, and folksy appliqués were all reminiscent of Sicily's vibrant street markets, gorgeous landscapes, and island vacationers. Each festive look was punctuated with accessories worthy of declaring, "Oh this? I picked it up on vacation!" Push play to see the outfits in action.
Another city, another batch of amazing street style as we wrap up day five of Milan Fashion Week. So far this round of Spring shows is bringing with it a cool crew of trendsetters showing off their ladylike wares, statement accessories, and brilliant prints to inspire fashionable senses — and as with every Fashion Week, the looks we see out and about between shows are really half the fun. Click on, and feast your eyes on the very latest batch of street style straight from Milan.
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While many designers referenced the '60s in their Spring 2013 collections, a handful — like Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2 — took their cues from the '90s. Specifically, the twins referenced the iconic Peter Lindbergh photo shoot for Vogue that put a bevy of supermodels in miniskirts and motorcycle jackets. Naturally, those items made up a healthy bit of the collection: there was lots of leather in the form of shirts, jackets, skirts, and dresses that grazed high on the models' thighs. And for a healthy bit of embellishment, the Catens paired their looks with pearls and gold chains with links the size of silver dollars.