First there was New York, then London, and now Milan Fashion Week is upon us. With an eye for emerging autumn/winter 2011 trends, Stylist's fashion team have cherry-picked their favourite looks from the Milan runways. Discover the key catwalk looks below...
Inspired by Katharine Hamnett’s famous slogan t-shirts, D&G’s bright collection was anything but dull taking on a neon sporty vibe.
Autumnal colour blocking was key for Karl Lagerfeld’s autumn / winter collection for Fendi. Burgundy, mustard and jade green were key colours.
Scottish fashion references are massive for next season. Maxmara reworked the signature classic kilt with a glamorous edge.
Miuccia transformed her spring / summer bold stripes into statement checks at Prada.
Moving on from her signature nude hues of the past few seasons, Alberta Ferretti injected some bright burnt orange, purple and electric blue.
Continuing on from her spring / summer collection, Frida Giannini injected the 1970s trend with even more glamour and sex-appeal. Pairing sheers over a body for eveningwear, long bare legs were the focus.
The bohemian spirit is Cavalli’s style signature but for autumn the look has been toughened up with metallic details and lacquered leather for a fierce new feel.
Christopher Kane’s collection for Versace’s second line was slick, polished and grown-up – mirroring his own London collection – but was mixed in with leather, lurex and glitter for a playful touch.
Raf Simon’s collection for Jil Sander combined inspirations ranging from body-con downhill ski-wear to Diane Arbus’s photography and Cristobal Balenciaga’s original voluminous designs to sharp, modern, wearable effect.
Dolce & Gabbana
As comments from show-goers were streamed live on screens above the catwalk, the duo showed a collection that riffed on classic androgynous themes and sent out half their looks on girls dressed as boys.