Candy-Colored Stripes Stole the Show on Day 2 of Milan Fashion Week

Fall is looking to be one sweet season — sartorially, at least.
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Fall is looking to be one sweet season — sartorially, at least.
From left to right: Emilio Pucci, Max Mara, Fendi, Fendi. Photos: Imaxtree

From left to right: Emilio Pucci, Max Mara, Fendi, Fendi. Photos: Imaxtree

Fall 2016 promises to be a colorful season — at least if designers in Milan have anything to do with it. On the second day of Milan Fashion Week, a handful of the biggest shows had a fun motif in common: stripes in every shade of the rainbow. (It seems that the city's fondness for the trend, which we also spotted back in September, has stuck.) 

At Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi went wild, sending out silk dresses, youthful separates, leather accessories and over-the-top furs with wavy, cheerful stripes in electric hues like orange, aqua and violet. The always-classic Max Mara took an artsy turn as well, adding striped pockets to otherwise minimal skirts and coats, and giving the label's luxurious knit separates a modern update by doing them up in bold, multicolored blocks. Finally, at Emilio Pucci, newly minted Creative Director Massimo Giorgetti took us to the ski slopes, presenting sporty striped pieces that could work just as well racing down the mountain as they would lounging après-ski at some chic chalet.

Perhaps it's due to the popularity of colorful furs among the street style set (shout out to Hannah Weiland and her trendsetting Shrimps coats) or the widespread interest in looking "Instagram-ready" at all times, but when fall rolls around, we're thinking the sartorial offerings will favor the bold.