Fashion Week couldn't be stopped by a little rain or snow — the streets of Milan were dotted with glamorously attired showgoers armed with luxe furry accents, hats, embellishments, and sky-high stilettos (and bare legs). True to form, this street style is more whimsical and a little more dressed-up than your London or NYC set — fascinators, statement jewels, and even floor-length gowns made their appearance on the attendees shuttling from show to show. Of course, if you're looking for more practical outfit inspiration, there are a few to emulate here as well. Click through now for a lesson in street chic, Milano style, with our favorite snaps from Fashion Week.
Miuccia Prada went down a darker path for Prada's Fall '13 collection, presenting slouchy, relaxed silhouettes in a staid palette. From off-the-shoulder dresses to haphazardly styled knits to bold asymmetrical leather skirts, the clothing was cool (and very wearable) — the kind of lineup that makes you wish for cold weather. And to top it all off, Adriana Lima — who's one of the faces of the Miu Miu Spring '13 campaign — hit the runway, wet, slicked hair and all. Watch the complete collection, and spot Adriana if you can!
If London Fashion Week was for the party kids, then Milan Fashion Week was for the sophisticated ladies of the world. The beauty looks we see every season in Italy are vastly different than their predecessors, with hair and makeup that would fit in sweetly in a Fellini film. See the looks that the hair and makeup gurus conjured up and sent down the runway for Fall 2013 when you click through.
— Additional reporting by Kaitlyn Dreyling, Jaime Richards, and Jessica Cruel
Those wild fur clutches on the Fendi runway weren't the only eye-popping bags in Milan this season. From Dolce & Gabbana's purses beaded with Byzantine mosaic motifs to Emporio Armani's superflat 2D totes to Roberto Cavalli's floral-painted leather minibags, the bags on offer in Italy were so gorgeous they practically deserved their own show. To give them their moment in the sun, we've put them all together here.
Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana churned out a Fall 2013 collection with all the showmanship of a true fashion powerhouse. Gilded, ornate embellishments and even crowns took the runway, giving the pieces a decidedly decadent, regal feel that culminated in a stampede of models decked out in a captivating lineup of bejeweled red lace dresses for the show's finale. See it all right here.
Where else but Milan can one expect to find the most stunning array of shoes every season? This past week's Fall 2013 runways certainly didn't disappoint, with everything from the kookiest to the sweetest styles well represented. Click through for an up close peek at them all — including Jil Sander's mannish loafer-heels, Versace's vixenish boots, Alberta Ferretti's delicate floral-embroidered flats, and more — right here.
At Milan Fashion Week, the nails for Fall 2013 aren't quite as adventurous as the manicures spotted at London. And they're definitely not as daring as the nail art styles of New York Fashion Week. In fact, the Italian runways give us some of the most low-key yet sophisticated nail styles around. Zoom in and check out the beauty of these simple manicures now.
Milan Fashion Week wraps tomorrow, but before we move on to Paris, let's take in all the glamorous looks from the front-row fashion pack. Most recently, we spotted Ashley Greene looking cool in an icy-hued ensemble at the Salvatore Ferragamo show. Before that, Olivia Palermo made a posh arrival at Roberto Cavalli in a fur collar, printed coat, and black leather pants, while Fergie made her way to Giorgio Armani's show in a white suit. Step inside to see all the celebrities lining MFW's front rows.
Although not as many celebrities tend to show their faces during Milan Fashion Week as they do for Fashion Week in other cities, it's still a prime time to do some serious star spotting. And with shows like Versace and Roberto Cavalli taking place, who could blame celebrities for wanting a first look at all that eye candy? Flip through to see which famous faces have been spotted in Milan.
—Additional reporting by Jessica Cruel
Milan Fashion Week is known for its glamour, and the street style for Fall 2013 was no different. Gorgeous ladies come out of the woodwork to attend the shows, and we've been scooping up all the best beauty snaps we can find. Click through to see our top beauty pics from Italy.