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10 Loud Runway Trends to Know From Milan Fashion Week

Minimalism was not the name of the game for fall.
L-R: Marco de Vincenzo, Marni, Fendi, Prada. Photos: Imaxtree

L-R: Marco de Vincenzo, Marni, Fendi, Prada. Photos: Imaxtree

Paris Fashion Week is well underway, but now that we've had a day or two to reflect on the shows we watched in Milan, we thought it was only fitting that we compile the standout trends of the fall 2016 season. One motto that our favorite collections seemed to have in common this time around is "more is more," leading to an explosion of color, sparkle, pattern clashing and exaggerated silhouettes on the runways. Apologies to fans of minimalism, but if the designers in Milan have anything to say about it, the wave of sartorial simplicity has officially crashed. 

We narrowed down the pool to our top 10 loud trends from Milan, which you can browse in the galleries below.

80s Rock Redux

Leather, fishnets, gritty graffiti — if you love the '80s, fall 2016 is shaping up to be a stellar season for you.

All Red Everything

Nothing catches the eye like a head-to-toe crimson look, and there were plenty on offer in Milan, from Alessandro Michele's suiting at Gucci to the devilish cape Molly Bair wore to close the Moschino show.

Clashing Prints

There's certainly an art to mixing prints without looking like a hot mess, and designers in Milan seem to have it all figured out.

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Colorful Furs

Call it the Shrimps effect, or the importance of having Instagram-ready outerwear, but fur in candy-colored shades — both real and faux — was extra popular in Milan for fall.

Glitter Galore

Sequins! Tinsel! Paillettes! The gang's all here.

Lush Velvet

If you didn't get down with the velvet trend last year, you may want to reconsider, as it's back in a big way for fall.

Rainbow Brights

Loud colors like purple, yellow and blue were big on their own on the Milan runways, but most designers preferred to mix them all together, making for particularly eye-catching looks.

Rich Embroideries

The beauty was often in the details in Milan, with intricately embroidered pieces that deserved second (or third) looks.

Ruffles Aplenty

From shoes to sweaters to dresses, ruffles were all over the runways in an impressive number of iterations.

Unfussy Florals

Flowery pieces don't always have to be super-girlie or prim — just look to the above ensembles for proof.