In Milan, it's really all about the shoes and bags
Milan may stage elaborate runway shows to showcase its luxe ready-to-wear, but business-wise, it's largely an accessories town. Italy is famously home to generations of the world's most skilled shoe and leather goods manufacturers, as well as the biggest eyewear licensors. The clothing may take center stage at the shows, but it's the shoes, sunglasses and handbags that shoppers are actually buying.
For spring 2016, brands like Fendi, Jil Sander, Gucci (as we already covered) and more produced some seriously covetable options for spring 2016. Scroll down for our favorites.
Marni's graphic sunglasses
Giuseppe Zanotti's metallic slides
Valextra's ultra-functional crossbody
Charlotte Olympia's raffia sandals
Jil Sander's understated slip-ons
Prada's striped bags
Fendi's initial bags
Gucci's bedazzled bags
Dolce & Gabbana's embellished basket bags and oversized sunglasses
Psst...Want a tip on improving your "Most Critically Acclaimed Shows" odds? Show in Milan. There just aren't as many shows! But in all seriousness, this was a pretty great week for Italian fashion, to say nothing of what Prada, Versace, Armani et al sent down the red carpet in Los Angeles.
Check out the 10 designers and labels who got the most buzz at Milan fashion week.
It was a pretty exciting season to be at Milan Fashion Week, what with new designers coming to the forefront, old designers trying new things, Anna Wintour making the rounds, and that Prada collection.
There was a lot to see, so here's what it looked like from my iPhone's point of view.