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Five big talking points from Milan Fashion Week

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A touching tribute at Fendi, gameshow fun at Moschino and dogs in Monceler puffa jackets. Here’s what you might have missed at Milan Fashion Week…

Karl Lagerfeld’s goodbye at Fendi 

Milan Fashion Week draws to a close with many still mourning the loss one of its most iconic designers and larger than life characters, Karl Lagerfeld. The 85-year-old died a few days before his final collection for Fendi hit the runway and his presence was still felt at the show, where his signature beamed out above the runway and invitees were played a video honouring his 54 years with the Italian fashion house.

Hitting the jackpot at Moschino

Jeremy Scott can always be relied upon to lighten the mood with a kitsch cartoon-ish extravaganza. This season was a game show pastiche complete with TV dinner capes and gigantic bouffant wigs.

Moncler’s puffa pooches

Over at Moncler Genius, tiny dogs in giant puffer coats reminded everyone of the madness and the magic that is Fashion Week. The label showcased its newest collaborations under the arches at Stazione Centrale.

A supermodel revival at Versace

Everyone loves to see a ‘90s supermodel come out of retirement and there was no one better than Stephanie Seymour to close the show at Versace. The label’s famous safety pins made a comeback along with luxury grunge before Seymour, a favourite of the late Gianni, surprised the crowd with her appearance in a black bondage dress as her mother watched on from the front row.

Daniel Lee’s debut at Bottega Veneta

The 32-year-old British designer, made his debut at Bottega Veneta with “a celebration of freedom, self-expression and sensuality”. He put his own spin on the leather-led label with flashes of sequins, architectural handbags and bold use of the fashion house’s famed Intrecciato weave on dresses and coats.

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Anna is a freelance writer and editor who’s been making her dime from online since 2007. She’s a regular at Stylist.co.uk, ITV News and Emerald Street and moonlights as a copywriter and digital content consultant.

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