8 Trends from Milan Fashion Week to Put on your Shopping List

In Milan, fashion is as much a part of the culture as fantastic food and classic architecture. Shoe and handbag boutiques dot nearly every street corner, runway recaps make the nightly news and the women don’t think twice about walking in high heels on cobblestone streets (I wore flats all week for fear of twisting an ankle). It’s no wonder this is home to major design houses and showrooms that celebrate Italy’s brightest textile and accessory stars. This week in particular, Milan seemed to be having a fashion month moment. There was another knockout Gucci collection, an internet-breaking Gigi/Lauren Hutton finale walk to celebrate Bottega Veneta’s 50th birthday, a massive outdoor Dolce & Gabbana dinner (that shut down Via Monte Napoleone) and surprise celeb appearances from Ciara, Serena Williams, and Naomi Campbell. If the mobbed streets were any indication, people here care about what is happening on the runway.

Before your eyes turn to the Paris shows, here are 8 trends from Milan Fashion Week.

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