#TrendTakeaway: The 4 Key Trends Spotted at Milan Fashion Week

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Goodbye, la dolce vita! As the who’s who of the sartorial world touch down in the next fashion capital, we celebrate another curtain closed. The last leg of Fashion Month kicked off in Paris yesterday with the highly anticipated – and incredibly stunning – shows from Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, but Savoir Flair is still pining over the pieces that Milan’s Fall/Winter 2018 runways presented. Now that February is drawing to a close, the biggest trends seen across New York, London, and Milan are starting to take shape.

Summer sequins, bold yellow, and plastic fabrics are cropping up time and time again, so don’t be surprised if these steal the show in next week’s round-up of Paris, too. That being said, the Italian fashion houses still brought some newness to the table, including a color wheel of jewel tones, brown checks, and even The Matrix vibes. Clearly, Milan remains the city that presents collections – admittedly varied and partly crazy – with fun at the heart of them, as you’ll see below.

1

Checkmate

Think outside the (brown) box.

The MFW runways brimmed with brown this week. Almost every single show championed the color, but one pattern in particular saw it transform into honeycomb-like fashion heaven. Max Mara used brown checks on voluminous skirts, while Fendi opted for harlequin checks on coats.

2

Enter the Matrix

All of the leather, but none of the tech.

Trench coats and leather have dominated the past two seasons, but put them together and you have a brand-spanking-new style statement for Fall/Winter 2018. Much like the main characters in science-fiction flick The Matrix, coats were long in length and shiny in texture, especially at Roberto Cavalli and Salvatore Ferragamo.

3

Quality Street

Jewel-colored wrappers to covet.

Sending our eyes into a hypnotic state was the kaleidoscopic array of jewel tones, all of which are perfectly rich and opulent for fall. Most shows contributed to the deep hues and silky textures, but Marco De Vincenzo and Giorgio Armani did it best.

4

Folk Feels

Because we wish it was Coachella all year round.

Imagine if festival season fell between November and January for the most off-the-wall trend of the week, with mixed prints, cosy faux furs, and fun textures creating a look that any modern nomad would love. Etro is an expert at this, but Aigner stood out too.

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