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Milan was a treasure trove of fashion trends

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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

    Oceanic was the runaway trend in Milan.

    Lions mixed with sea creatures and waves on Gucci's eclectic print.

  • Oceanic

    A nautical theme dominated Max Mara's show in the form of clean-cut stripes and drawstring sailors' bags.

  • Oceanic

    Fishing nets were a focal point at Sportmax.

  • Oceanic

    Pretty sea shell skirts were balanced with formal white shirts at Aigner.

  • Oceanic

    Abstract sea creatures featured on dark fishing net-style material at Emilio Pucci.

  • Star motifs

    From starfish to shooting stars.

    They appeared on badges at Tod's.

  • Star motifs

    Stars were scattered across babydoll dresses at Giamba.

  • Star motifs

    Knitting fans can be inspired by Max Mara's bright, bold print.

  • Jewel-encrusted pieces

    Jewels appeared in the form of statement accessories, like this gold fingerless glove at Gucci.

  • Jewel-encrusted pieces

    A collar brooch and waist belt add sparkle to a demure satin blouse at Fausto Puglisi.

  • Jewel-encrusted pieces

    Extravagant diamonds, sapphires and rubies encased in gold worked well with cotton materials in Dolce & Gabbana's collection.

  • Feathers

    Feathers always make an outlandish sartorial statement, so naturally Jeremy Scott made an entire dress out of them at Moschino.

  • Feathers

    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.

  • Feathers

    Bright feather effect coats swept down the runway at DSquared2.

  • Buckles

    Fastenings are in fashion.

    Buckles were back on the belts at Tod's.

  • Buckles

    They were placed across closed-toe flats at Jil Sander.

  • Buckles

    Buckles were the focus on white belts at Sportmax.

  • Woven details

    Intricately woven materials appeared on clothes and accessories across Milan Fashion Week, like this matching top an shorts at Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.

  • Woven details

    Body straps and bags were plaited together with thick cords at Fendi.

  • Woven details

    Bright woven espadrilles made for an appealing summer shoe at Jimmy Choo.

  • Woven details

    Etro's beautiful summery knee-high flats came with inricate woven laces.

  • Sheer

    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

    Sheer black dresses were covered in bright asymmetric shreds at Versace.

  • Sheer

    Sheer came with a Victoriana feel at Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.

  • Sheer

    Sports style jumpers were made from flowing see-through material at Emilio Pucci.

  • Sheer

    Sheer trousers proved to be surprisingly office chic at Giorgio Armani.

  • Yellow

    Soft yellow was a colour favourite.

    It came in graphic blocks on turtle necks and shoes at Marni.

     

  • Yellow

    Yellow shoes made a statement with all-white outfits at Salvatore Ferragamo.

  • Yellow

    A woven art deco pattern dress in mustard yellow won our hearts at John Richmond.

  • Victoriana sleeves

    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.

  • Victoriana sleeves

    Lace and cut out detailing appeared on blown out sleeves at Alberta Ferretti.

  • Victoriana sleeves

    Wide, frilled sleeves had a cape effect at Gucci.

  • Sporty details

    Sporty details were prominent on the Italian runways.

    Versace offered up a camouflage print sweater and matching rucksacks.

  • Sporty details

    Sporty straps formed the top half of skater dresses at DSquared2.

  • Sporty details

    Roberto Cavalli's collection had a sporty, youthful vibe.

  • Bohemian eccentricity

    Rich textures and flamboyant prints collided to create a bohemian eccentricity across the collections.

     

    Left: Prada

  • Bohemian eccentricity

    Flapper-style dresses were worn over sheer high collar tops at Pucci.

  • Bohemian eccentricity

    Birds of prey enveloped tiered, multi-coloured lace at Gucci.

  • Summer leather

    Summer leather was a favourite with Italian designers.

    Binx Walton models a black leather panel dress for Fendi.

  • Summer leather

    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.

  • Summer leather

    Expect to see variations of this Jil Sander cutaway dress on the high street soon.

  • Summer leather

    Pastel pink leather baby doll dresses came with roomy pockets and thick black strap detailing at Emporio Armani.

  • Summer leather

    Classic black leather trousers made a welcome return to the catwalk at Tod's.

  • Orange

    Orange is definitely the new black in Milan.

    Aigner went for a full on trousers, top and matching bag.

  • Orange

    It was also a colour favourite in New York and London.

    DSquared2 chose the bright tangerine hue for its skater skirts.

  • Orange

    Slouchy pants certainly seem less blah when they're as bright as these at Bottega Veneta.

  • Orange

    A luxe sporty look at MSGM.

  • Lace

    Fashion's fervour for lace did not diminish in Milan.

    It was flirty and frothy at Giamba.

  • Lace

    Spaghetti straps prevent this layered white lace dress from lookng bridal at Ermanno Scervino.

  • Tie details

    Tie details were huge - literally - at Jil Sander.

  • Tie details

    Dressed were wrapped up in giant waist bows at Moschino.

  • Tie details

    Tie details fastened together fierce gowns at Versace.

    Read more on our insider blog.

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