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The Best of Milan Fashion Week

Five opulent trends for spring 2014 from the resident designers of the Italian fashion capital

As fashion month begins to wind down with Paris Fashion Week underway, there’s much to be said for the runways of Milan, whose collections were particularly covetable and especially well-conceived. The standout trends were ones revisited in bold Italian style: Boho looks infused with modern richness, ’60s-era gilded glamour folded into edgy cuts and peek-a-boo garments with a sophisticated sex-appeal. And in the same spirit of change this season, designers like Jil Sander and Marni reworked the girly ruffle and classic dropped trouser. In all, Milan made for an exciting six days in a whirlwind month of fashion. Below are DuJour’s picks for the top trends.


Bohemian Spirit

Streamlined Kaftan styles brought the rich Boho look to life (pictured right; from left: Etro, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli).


Fresh Crop

A cool and modern wide-leg cropped pant was the Italian silhouette of choice for spring. (from left: Salvatore Ferragamo, Jil Sander, Costume National)


Gold Standard

Channeling ‘60s disco-era gold, a flashy side of designers came out in bold-but-refined dresses and jumpsuits. (from left: Trussardi, Versace, Pucci)



Designers used layered fabric to create volume and texture in smartly executed ruffled styles that were anything but old school. (from left: Marni, Alberta Ferretti, Bottega Veneta)


What Lies Beneath

Undergarments streamlined sophisticated and sexy ensembles. (from left: Dolce and Gabbana, N. 21, Gucci)

All photographs courtesy of Imaxtree.


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