For anyone who lived in Milan for a while (but is not Itailan) witnessing fashion week is like entering an exclusive party that had been kept secret from you all that time; on a regular day Milan is surprisingly un-stylish, 20 somethings destroying the grand heritage of the city with their shiny puffer coats while tourists are tackying up all over Montenapoleone, the real fashion people in the city usually hide in their caves (or private parties) and you’d be lucky if you can spot one or two around Naviglio, 10 Corso Como or Brera. Someone I know even said that Milan is still on top of the fashion scene only thanks to its advanced (60+) fashion scene. But during fashion week, it all changes. Suddenly anywhere you look turns into colorful, meticulously tailored and perfectly styled runways. It’s been 5 years since I left Milan and I see it’s still the same, so here are my picks from Milan Fashion Week streets, with Yoyo Cao and Diletta Bonaiuti as obvious winners.
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.
The title stands for how Milano – with its heritage obsessed brands, posh but always kinda dull aura and super classic safe street style choices – reminds me of advanced style. Privilegedly excluding Marni, Jil Sander, Prada and some young brands like No21 and MSGM – Milano has unfortunately became a far less inspirational fashion capital over the years for me. Luckily, there is still a street style scene worthy of a hope to be cherished. 60 best looks from Milano Fashion Week to feed your sartorial appetite.
Though my club is really exclusive for gentlemen; gentlemen who are so impecabbly stylish they make you want to change gender or hit the streets with banners yelling “why can’t you all dress like this, dudes?!”. Let’s salute 70 best looks of London, Milan and Paris Men’s Fashion Weeks & Pitti Uomo.
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…