The Best Trends at Milan Fashion Week

Hey Brainiacs,

It's Monday and we're another week into Fashion Month with only Paris left. While it's sad to think that this season's stream of chicness, elegance, bad-assery and inclusiveness is almost over, we can't let that distract us from giving Milan the proper respect it so rigorously earned.

Without further ado, my top picks for Fall/Winter 2018 as presented to us by the Italians:

1. Femininity

The current sexual and political climate suggests a hesitation (and perhaps even unease) when it comes to femininity. We want to be recognized as people, not women, and dressing in all the frills and florals can distract from our purpose. I disagree with this sentiment. Femininity has always been a crucial part of fashion--the only thing wrong with it is the need to label it "For women only." Celebrate!

Les Copains

Luisa Beccaria

Sara Battaglia

2. Bright orange

This has always been a favorite palette of mine and I'm happy to see it dominating Milan this upcoming season. Every skin tone can pull it off and it brings life to any look - you can't go wrong with bright orange.

Lucio Vanotti

Emilio Pucci

Fausto Puglisi

3. Pinstripe

Can be worn straight from your father's closet or coutured to your body. (Yes, I just made "couture" a verb).

Giorgio Armani


Max Mara

4. Patent Leather

A season favorite of mine. Patent leather appeared on most runways, bringing a campy glamour to already stunning looks. 

Simonetta Ravizza



5. Bejeweled

Like my high school prom dress, only thousands of dollars more.


Dolce & Gabbana

Alberta Ferreti

6. Plaid

Once I get past the private school PTSD (and do my best to channel my inner Cher Horowitz), I can really appreciate a good plaid.

Marco de Vincenzo

Ermanno Scervino


7. Patent leather boots

For when you want to take fall's hottest trend to the next level.

Arthur Arbesser


Antonio Berardi

8. Wildly out of context hats

In my opinion, if you're going to wear a hat it should either be dad or completely over the top. This season, Milan went for the latter.

Moschino (is anyone seriously going to consider wearing a pillbox hat this year?)

Alberta Ferretti (for all of our inevitable inner "Zoros")

Giorgio Armani (sure)

9. Gloves

One times out of 10 for cold hands; nine times out of 10 for drama.

Max Mara

Erika Cavallini

No. 21

These stood out to me. What did you like/dislike?




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