The fashion that came off the runways in Milan this week was bright and bold and beautiful. From the DayGlo and Baroque and Latin flair at Prada, to the neon color blocking and couture silhouettes at Jil Sander, to the wedding-white lace confections at Dolce & Gabbana, Milan's designers made an impressive showing this season.
It was my first time seeing the collections in Milan, so while I have less basis for comparison, all the heavy-hitting critics--Horyn, Menkes, Alexander--seemed to be in agreement that this season was one of the strongest showings from Milan in some time.
Here are my top nine looks.
Easy city cool at Bottega Veneta.
It was hard to pick just one look from Jil Sander, but the bold ball gown skirts paired with white tee shirts stood out in this fantastic collection.
Prada was bananas.
Delicate sexy sweet Sicilian-inspired pieces from a wedding trousseau at Dolce & Gabbana.
A look I'd like to wear right now from Fendi.
Loved the mix of tartan and flower in slim dresses at Versus.
True blue at Aramni.
Fringed red-carpet show stoppers at Versace.
Bohemian beach chic at Ferragamo.