ICYMI: Your Milan Fashion Week Digest

Ciao, Italia!

And just like that, Milan Fashion Week is already over.  A couple of seasons ago, fashion journalists seemed to feel that Milan had lost some of its excitement.  In fact, those not obligated to cover the shows, like bloggers and influencers, often took the week off for a #detox elsewhere in Europe, before jetting back in time for Paris.  Fast forward to 2016, and Milan Fashion Week is seriously happening.  Thanks to the revival of Gucci, the reverent Miuccia Prada, and the continual rise of younger brands like Marni, Milan is easily one of the hottest tickets on the fashion week circuit.  You'll be glad you didn't miss out on these moments!

The super cool smokey eye at Alberta Ferretti empitomized our fashion week mood - waking up late in yesterday's makeup, but making it look badass.

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We always love whatever Miuccia Prada creates, but this collection has to be a serious contender for our favourite Prada showing in years.  Pastels, feathers, flatforms, and turtlenecks made our week.

The cute moments at Versus Versace didn't just happen on the runway. <3 (P.S. Gigi is even cooler when she's boxing away misogynists on the streets.  You go, girl.)

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Things got ethereal and wispy at Fendi; we're thinking of glam picnics and lounging in hammocks in this next-to-nothing dress.  All of the *heart eye emojis,* Karl.

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Naomi Campbell shut things down at Versace's heavily athleisure based show, and her walk was as fierce as ever.

But of course, everyone was pining for Gucci the whole damn time.  And the show did not disappoint, especially not the showspace, which involved more than 250,000 miniature mirrors and a whole lot of pink.

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Whimsical painting made the look at Max Mara complete and introduced us to a new, artful form of contouring.

D&G wrapped things up by filling their front row with it-millenials, including Lucky Blue Smith and his siblings.  We'll see how the effort to pander to young audiences pays off for them, but so far anything that Lucky touches seems to be pretty bankable.

Image via @gucci

Read more: Catching up on fashion week? Try our recap of London Fashion Week highlights, then read up on our favourite collections from New York, including Rodarte and Alexander Wang.

Tia Elisabeth Glista is the founding Editor in Chief of Couturesque Magazine.  She is also a textbook Taurus (ambitious, aesthetically-driven, very stubborn) who can at any given time be found listening to BANKS and looking at pictures of puppies.  Click here to follow her on Instagram. 

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