New York and London Fashion Weeks
have been and gone, but now it's straight over to Milan
for the next installment of Autumn/Winter style. Fashion's heavy hitters have already taken their seats on the front-row at some of the biggest shows, with Gucci
, Alberta Ferretti
all ticked off the schedule.
For a round-up of all the latest news from the first day, take a look at what's been happening during the first 24 hours in Milan below.
Frida Giannini's Autumn/Winter collection for Gucci featured a dark colour palette (emerald green, navy, plum and black) on tapestry, velvet and fur, which gave a nod to a dark, mysterious yet glamorous era. Oversized leather jackets and capes were accessorised with riding boots and patent totes (this Gucci woman means business), while floor-sweeping gowns and sheer silk tops with billowing sleeves made her all the more more alluring.</p>
Maxmara went military for Autumn/Winter, with flat caps, jumpsuits, braces and stripes in a simple colour spectrum of khaki green, black and white. However, luxe fabrics were a plenty, with snakeskin and fur panelling added to coats and knitwear, which were teamed with the antidote to army style - silver stilettos This is Milan after all.</p>
Let's hope Peta turned a blind eye to the Fendi catwalk this afternoon. Glossy animal skins and leathers featured in almost every look for Autumn/Winter, with shaggy fur totes to accessorise the texture-heavy looks. Garments were layered and belted to create the ultimate cinched in waists and power shoulders, while braided hair and coloured-goggle glasses added an almost futuristic dimension to this luxury-gone-mad collection.</p>
Alberta Ferretti's floaty, floor-sweeping gowns were as stunning as ever this season, (we'll be seeing you on the red carpet, strapless, satin purple gown), but the use of strong colours - predominantly black and blue with bursts of purple and red) and the focus on structure gave a strong, tough edge to Ferretti's signature dreamy designs.</p>
Fashion's heavy hitters have arrived in Milan for their third week on the front-row. Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfeld and Karl Lagerfeld were all snapped on their way to the Fendi show, but as usual, it was <em>Vogue</em> Japan's Editor-in-Large Anna Dello Russo who trumped them all on the style front with her bejewelled Prada mac and the matching go-faster heels.</p>