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The Milan Fashion Week Digest – Episode 5

From acid colours to logomania on crack to the melding of unexpected materials, these are top collections from Milan Fashion Week that we can't get out of our heads.

Alas, Milan! We’ll admit – it is rather strange not being in the land of pasta and burrata this season and missing out on the chaos of what is definitely the busiest days of the entire fashion month. Still, being halfway across the globe has not stopped us from keeping tabs on the runway. Thank you, Instagram Live! Like New York Fashion Week, the collections in Italy’s fashion capital were remarkably strong with plenty of good surprises. As per tradition, we saw, debated and emerge with our top five collections from the week. Did your favourite make the cut?


One can always count on Sportmax to spin sportswear elements into polished everyday wear. This season, it was all about the tastefully sharp colour blocking and panelling, and the clever use of lace-up details, all wrapped up in a palette of green, red, grey, black and white. It is to-the-point and impeccably styled with pieces you know you want to cosy up in at the first sign of chilly weather.


A blend of athleticism and disco without being obviously one or the other. Besides giving a new way of looking at tulle and neon, Prada’s latest is also one loaded with messages. Read our full review and see our favourite looks here.


Francesco Risso had large shoes to fill when former creative director Consuelo Castiglioni vacated the position she originated – and fill them he did. Three seasons on, Risso proves himself to be quite maestro of print, colour and texture, keeping house signatures whilst creating his own. For fall, Risso served a series of what can only be called hybrid coats and dresses, each made up of two or more different fabrics that flatter the body despite their bulky proportions. In the accessories department, belts and bags are super-sized, matched with chunky heels with platform that look sewn on.


Ferragamo has finally found a fearless leader in British designer Paul Andrew. With just a single collection in just about every colour of the rainbow, the former shoe designer proves that he does have the chops to helm the heritage house. Read our full review and see our favourite looks here.


From simple embroidery on a silk dress to a repeated print on an off-shoulder number, Fendi takes logomania to the extreme whilst keeping it extra fresh – and we are here for it. Read our full review and see our favourite looks here.


What To Read Next: The New Ferragamo Begins Under Paul Andrew – And It Is Looking So Good, At Prada, A Picture of Acid Tones, Nylon, Tulle And Female Freedom and Fendi Gives A New Way Of Looking At The Romantic, Powerful Woman | Cover Image & Collages: Natalyn Chan, Runway Images via Vogue.com

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