It’s one of the most anticipated fashion weeks of them all, with good reason. Hosting industry heavyweights like Prada, Fendi and Emporio Armani, Milan is packed with high quality, tastemaking fashion that is worn by thousands. So when it comes to the runways, we pay very close attention.
For autumn/winter ‘19/’20, it was all about layering, languid shapes and fluid fabrics. Made for women, Milan’s runways were packed with looks that you could really, actually wear. Even Gucci took a step back and presented one of its most wearable collections to date. From statement-making jewel tones in wearable satins to the penchant for leather (particularly in trousers), Italian designers were proving they can do more than opulence. Chic and understated whilst still maintaining the Milanese flair the city is known for, the collections were some of the best yet. Below, we’ve rounded up five of the biggest trends to emerge on the runways so far.
A favourite of other cities, too, jewel-toned satins in hues of brilliant emerald, topaz and tourmaline were abound on the runway, with designers leaning on the 80s party aesthetic of last season to influence our winter looks.
Comfortable leather pants
While a pair of straight-leg, skintight leather pants might have been a fashion uniform in 2010, this year it’s all about the baggier the better.
Whether it’s a touch of mesh or a dabble in lace, some of our favourite designers have been using overlay and underlay detailing to make a pretty point.
Whether they be leather or plastic, patent jackets are having their time in the sun. The cinch? Make them long, because these jackets were made for Matrixing.
Wide legged trousers
Suiting up is most definitely still a trend, but the Italians are asking us to focus mostly on the pant. This season, take poofy pants to the next level by going up a size for a tailored-take on power dressing.