Ciao from Milano! We've tackled the fall 2016 shows in both New York and London, and now we're making the rounds in Milan, where some of the buzziest (Alessandro Michele) and most legendary (Miuccia Prada) designers will present their latest collections. Read on for the looks we loved from the runways on the second day, and click here for even more reviews from the season.
Sumptuous knits and coats are Max Mara's bread and butter, so I was delighted to see the label have a little fun with color this season. As a self-proclaimed stripe addict, this sweater and skirt combo in bold blocks of clashing color really won me over. The silhouette is timeless, but the mix makes the look ultramodern.
This long menswear-inspired coat is stellar on its own, but paired with a black sequined top and some retro wide-leg trousers, the look comes together as the ultimate power woman uniform. I dare someone to not take you seriously if you show up to a meeting in this getup.
The fall Fendi collection was so much fun that it was difficult to single out particular looks that stole my attention. There were rainbow colors, playful stripes, feminine florals, ruffles galore and sweet flouncy dresses — often all combined into one look. The above ensemble on Binx Walton is a prime example of this, from her fur collar and muff to the peek-a-boo stripes on her blouse and handbag to the metallic pleated skirt painted with flowers. It was wild, but it worked.
If you find yourself with $3oK or so to play around with this fall, may we suggest snatching up one of Fendi's fabulous coats? With its colorful, wavy stripes and spots, it's fancy without being stuffy, which is ideal for girls in the stylish trust fund set who aren't looking to wear her grandmother's fur.
I've always been a fan of the sporty, retro ski aesthetic (yes, the genre of '80s movies has a lot to do with it), and Massimo Giorgetti took that theme and ran with it at Pucci for fall. This oversized orange coat really popped on the runway, and the athletic striped knit peeking out from underneath felt very current and wearable.
Pucci is known for its prints, and this asymmetrical pleated skirt — accented with solid blocks of black and white — offered up a modern take on the brand heritage.
I loved a lot about this particular Prada look: the romantic, red brocade dress; the crimson lip; the metal heart and keys dangling from the necklace; the personal diary hanging from the waist belt. I want to know everywhere this girl has been, and I'd even consider wearing a sailor hat to be more like her.
While I would not venture to try wearing printed tights as pants, I would certainly give this fur-armed coat a spin.
The ever-cheeky Jeremy Scott did his part to glamorize smoking in his fall collection — well, sort of. This T-shirt dress, complete with burn holes, mimics the warning on cigarette packs, stating: "quitting fashion now greatly reduces serious risks to your health." It's a deft poke at the self-important fashion industry and it's hilarious. I'm also on board with the animal print coat that it's paired with.
If a biker babe had to go to a ball (the Met Gala, perhaps?), this is what she'd wear. And I'm into it.