Showgoers Wore Maximalist Looks on Day 1 of Milan Fashion Week

Call it the Alessandro Michele effect.
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On the street at Milan Fashion Week. Photos: Chiara Marina Grioni/Fashionista (3); Imaxtree (2)

On the street at Milan Fashion Week. Photos: Chiara Marina Grioni/Fashionista (3); Imaxtree (2)

Gucci may be having a rocky few weeks in the press due to one very controversial sweater, but showgoers at Milan Fashion Week proved that Alessandro Michele's sartorial pull is still deeply felt in the fashion industry. The eccentric maximalism that he's played a large part in championing since taking the helm at Gucci in 2015 was all over the streets, showing up in a riot of color, bold patterns, whimsical accessories and piled-on textures. 

Whether attending his Fall 2019 show for the house wearing head-to-toe Gucci logos or donning the work of other designers, showgoers opted to dress in ways that were deeply — and intentionally — unchill. Head-to-toe iridescent outfits, highlighter-colored wigs, lots of sparkle and dramatic colorblocking were all par for the course. And even those who opted for more neutral tones like beige and camel found a way to create impact through oversized silhouettes or an excess of pockets.

Browse the gallery below to see all of our favorite looks from the first day of Milan Fashion Week.

And in case you missed it, check out the best looks from London and New York Fashion Weeks below, too.

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