At Milan Fashion Week, we culled together a few of our favorite moments from the runways and backstage at the biggest shows like Prada, Gucci, and Fendi. Take a look at our video, capturing the best street-style moments, behind-the-scenes beauty, and candid close-ups of a few fashion notables like Coco Rocha and Anna Dello Russo. Get inspired now by the amazing looks at Alberta Ferretti, Jil Sander, Missoni, and more.
Gucci, Pucci, Cavalli, and Prada — it may be time to say ciao Milano, but not before we recap our favorite footwear from the runway. Between the thigh-high velvet boots at Alberta Ferretti, round-toe wedges at Marni, and DSquared2's boots with blades, we definitely got our daily dose of super-chic kicks. Click through to see all of the best shoes from Milan Fashion Week.
Before we wrap up Milan Fashion Week, let's take a closer look at all of the amazing bags that were sent down the runway. There's a modern turquoise clutch from Jil Sander for the minimal gal, and fuzzy Mongolian bags from Emporio Armani for the downtown stylefiles. Also included in the mix are keyboard clutches from Dolce & Gabbana, tweed bags from Moschino, coin-embellished purses from Iceberg, and more in the slideshow!
Milan Fashion Week is over, and now on to Paris! First, let's look at the top trends of Milan Fashion Week, where we saw tons of color, a reinvigorated obsession with the '60s, luxurious fabrics, and lots of menswear. Click on our slideshow to get a look at our favorite trends coming out of Milan, and be sure to come back for extensive coverage of the Paris shows.
With each Fashion Week around the globe comes a newly inspired set of street style. This week, we're eying the fashion crowd that gathered in Milan to take in another round of Fall '11 collections. So, as the shows come to a close — and the fashionable following heads onward to Paris — we're breaking down 15 of the week's standout looks. Click through for looks we love and how to emulate the style!
Photos courtesy of Greg Kessler
>> Milan Fashion Week may be coming to an end, but we can still glean some inspiration from the street style. This look is cozy and effortless with layering comprised of a pinstriped button-down, herringbone blazer, and cardigan — casually tossed over the shoulders. Light-wash skinnies and a pair of black suede ankle boots keep the ensemble streamlined and chic. Snag similar pieces from Madewell, Thomas Pink, and Inhabit now.
Left to right: AG Adriano Goldschmied The Premiere Skinny Jeans
($224), Ann Taylor Skinny Patent Leather Belt ($32), Inhabit Lofty Wool-Blend Cardigan ($360), Thomas Pink Slim Fit Bartali Stripe Women's Shirt ($195), Pour la Victoire Beca Ankle Boot ($165, originally $330), Madewell Borrowed-From-The-Boys Herringbone Blazer ($140, originally $178)
Photo courtesy of Greg Kessler
>> If the clothing from Milan Fashion Week left you in awe, wait until you zoom in on the shoes and bags. D&G went all out funky with bright orange high-top wedge sneakers, Bottega Veneta created a feathered leather clutch, and Prada re-imagined the quirky shoe boot. But there's more — check the slideshow for more of our faves from Jil Sander, Fendi, Versace, and Pucci!
>> Before we bid arrivederci to Milan and say bonjour to Paris, peep our second edition of models hamming it up backstage during Milan Fashion Week. Start clicking to see Hanne Gaby Odiele and Sigrid Agren shake it for the camera, Jac flashing a funny rocker face, Kinga Rajzak jumping for joy, and much more model love in the slideshow.
Photo courtesy of Greg Kessler
The Missoni models cruised the catwalk like a series of Easter eggs in the prettiest pastels: lavender, baby blue, soft yellow, and peach. It was a bohemian's springtime dream — long dresses and skirts were layered with equally long knits and jackets — and delivered via luxurious textiles including python. It was utterly wearable, just perhaps not all at once unless you like to overdose on candy. Taken alone, there were plenty of covetable, fun knits and dresses that looked to be inspired by the house heiress, Margherita Missoni.
A wild, wild Western-meets-Victorian world was the name of the game at Dsquared2. Fantastical and whimsical with full-length fur and leather, the Fall '11 looks take the most wearable of fabrics — leather, denim, plaid — and deliver theatrics in the form of Western-styled head-to-toe looks. No look was complete without a wide-brimmed hat or pair of gloves, a fur collar, or a leather accoutrement. But for all its showmanship, there are the trends we'd wear — the cool-girl pieces in leather and fitted knits and denim, then the accessories, like studded belts and lace-up boots. It's confident and tough, so badass we actually suspect the ladies catwalking might be toting real pistols in those holsters.