What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear Milan and fashion in the same sentence? While for most people it’s heritage or leather or stuff like that, for me it’s always PRINTS. Followed by COLOR. And preferably a stylish mix of both; head to toe reds, prints over prints. Lots of sexy pumps walking the same streets with a parade of masculine sandals. If you need inspiration to get out of your style rut for the upcoming fall, here are my favorite picks of Milan Fashion Week street style!
There is one thing remarkably characteristic about Milan fashion week street style, something that distinguishes the city deemed out of touch by many from the other major fashion capitals, and that is the overwhelming dominance of Italian women. You never see the same example in New York with American women, in London with British women or in Paris with Parisian women (I love how Paris is like a country on its own) – fashion weeks are occupied by bloggers and editors from around the world but in Milan, it’s always about Italians. Case in point: Gilda Ambrosio, Giorgia Tordini, Linda Tol and Erika Boldrin ruled MFW so much that no one will remember anyone else but them, and maybe Yoyo Cao.
I recently discovered why I love Milan fashion week street style so much and the reason is not just city’s sartorial heritage or women’s fearlessness especially in terms of color or even because it’s the country that embraces (and graces) masculine style the most. I get to see so much more of Ada Kokosar in Milan, that’s why, it’s that superficial. Here are my favorite 130 looks (fashion week really is a circus, innit?) from Milan streets, the beautiful city I spent one whole awesome year of my life in.
And he created men so that they can have a fashion week in Milan where the aforementioned women showcase their unrivalled, unequalled street style (usually) completed with flats or classic super sexy pumps that go great with their stork legs. I lived for a year in Milan, you don’t know the pain of the jealousy…