You can spot a Milanese look from a million miles away. Why? Well, elaborate decoration and injections of highly reflective metallic finishes ensure the outfit will be gleaming even in the dark. Then there's the fact it will probably be elevated above all others by extremely high heels. Oh, and we're also sure it will be shouting loudly against a grey pavement backdrop via extravagant print clashes and super-bright colours. More is always more in Milano, both on and off the runway, but with Gucci's magpie aesthetic leading the charge, the streets of MFW are looking increasingly eclectic as the hours pass.
We've seen The Blonde Salad's Chiara Ferragni casually sweeping through the city in a see-through chiffon gown or girls wear bold trouser suits flourished in an excess of OTT accessories. It's where Bella Hadid has chosen to unleash her latex black trousers when off-duty, and it's the hub for platform shoes, velvet floor-brushing overcoats as daywear and copious amounts of embroidery.
For some jaw-droppingly outré street style looks, may we guide you to our gallery below—scroll through to see the most amazing ensembles direct from Milan Fashion Week.
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