Trend after trend tumbled off the catwalks in Milan at a pace we just didn't see in New York and London.
These are our stand-outs from the ever-glamorous Italian runways...
By Kitty McGee
Oceanic was the runaway trend in Milan.
Lions mixed with sea creatures and waves on Gucci's eclectic print.
A nautical theme dominated Max Mara's show in the form of clean-cut stripes and drawstring sailors' bags.
Fishing nets were a focal point at Sportmax.
Pretty sea shell skirts were balanced with formal white shirts at Aigner.
Abstract sea creatures featured on dark fishing net-style material at Emilio Pucci.
From starfish to shooting stars.
They appeared on badges at Tod's.
Stars were scattered across babydoll dresses at Giamba.
Knitting fans can be inspired by Max Mara's bright, bold print.
Jewels appeared in the form of statement accessories, like this gold fingerless glove at Gucci.
A collar brooch and waist belt add sparkle to a demure satin blouse at Fausto Puglisi.
Extravagant diamonds, sapphires and rubies encased in gold worked well with cotton materials in Dolce & Gabbana's collection.
Feathers always make an outlandish sartorial statement, so naturally Jeremy Scott made an entire dress out of them at Moschino.
While the message at Moschino was one of decadence, other designers proved feathery materials can be worked into everyday wear.
Emilio Pucci created a soft, shaggy feather sandal for spring/summer 16.
Bright feather effect coats swept down the runway at DSquared2.
Fastenings are in fashion.
Buckles were back on the belts at Tod's.
They were placed across closed-toe flats at Jil Sander.
Buckles were the focus on white belts at Sportmax.
Intricately woven materials appeared on clothes and accessories across Milan Fashion Week, like this matching top an shorts at Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.
Body straps and bags were plaited together with thick cords at Fendi.
Bright woven espadrilles made for an appealing summer shoe at Jimmy Choo.
Etro's beautiful summery knee-high flats came with inricate woven laces.
Sheer was another favourite look on the runways, with translucent material used to expose skin or to add a soft veil over outfits, like this look at Prada.
Sheer black dresses were covered in bright asymmetric shreds at Versace.
Sheer came with a Victoriana feel at Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.
Sports style jumpers were made from flowing see-through material at Emilio Pucci.
Sheer trousers proved to be surprisingly office chic at Giorgio Armani.
Soft yellow was a colour favourite.
It came in graphic blocks on turtle necks and shoes at Marni.
Yellow shoes made a statement with all-white outfits at Salvatore Ferragamo.
A woven art deco pattern dress in mustard yellow won our hearts at John Richmond.
Big volume Victoriana sleeves were a surprising addition on the runways.
Fendi offered a chic, smooth take with a nipped in waist and practical trousers.
Lace and cut out detailing appeared on blown out sleeves at Alberta Ferretti.
Wide, frilled sleeves had a cape effect at Gucci.
Sporty details were prominent on the Italian runways.
Versace offered up a camouflage print sweater and matching rucksacks.
Sporty straps formed the top half of skater dresses at DSquared2.
Roberto Cavalli's collection had a sporty, youthful vibe.
Rich textures and flamboyant prints collided to create a bohemian eccentricity across the collections.
Flapper-style dresses were worn over sheer high collar tops at Pucci.
Birds of prey enveloped tiered, multi-coloured lace at Gucci.
Summer leather was a favourite with Italian designers.
Binx Walton models a black leather panel dress for Fendi.
A black leather shirt may seem decidedly winter, but teamed with bright trousers and sandals as at Sportmax, it's a chic option for a cool summer day.
Expect to see variations of this Jil Sander cutaway dress on the high street soon.
Pastel pink leather baby doll dresses came with roomy pockets and thick black strap detailing at Emporio Armani.
Classic black leather trousers made a welcome return to the catwalk at Tod's.
Orange is definitely the new black in Milan.
Aigner went for a full on trousers, top and matching bag.
It was also a colour favourite in New York and London.
DSquared2 chose the bright tangerine hue for its skater skirts.
Slouchy pants certainly seem less blah when they're as bright as these at Bottega Veneta.
A luxe sporty look at MSGM.
Fashion's fervour for lace did not diminish in Milan.
It was flirty and frothy at Giamba.
Spaghetti straps prevent this layered white lace dress from lookng bridal at Ermanno Scervino.
Tie details were huge - literally - at Jil Sander.
Dressed were wrapped up in giant waist bows at Moschino.