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 can’t believe a day has come where I’m cherishing Milan style scene more than London (or even New York) as someone who always thought of Milan fashion as too caught up in their history and not inspiring at all. I remember visiting London for 3 days when I was living in Milan and wanted to live there instead so bad, I was blown away by all the creativity. Of course it’s nonsense to assume a fashion fueled week would represent the whole character of the city, but Milan Fashion Week literally saved the street style scene of this fashion month (for now, as I think the ending in Paris will make up for everything). Here are my picks of the best street style looks of Milan Fashion Week that ended yesterday.
Behind every successful fashion week outing, let it be for womenswear or menswear, there is a serious women’s street style scene making even the least involved pretend to be interested in boy’s clothes. Not for me though, for me these pretty girls are the bonus (and quite frankly the reason we are getting this much street style coverage on menswear fashion weeks as opposed to before) to the men street style providing year long inspiration, but a very favorable bonus since it’s the time industry leading women channel their androgeny the most. Here are my favorite snaps from London & Milan Menswear fashion weeks + Pitti Uomo (Paris and more to come!).
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…
According to my calculations, 20 is the magical number in terms of urban renewal.