11 of the Best, Boldest Looks from Milan Fashion Week

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It's time to reminisce about we loved best from Milan, a city rich with architecture, color, carbohydrates, and a genuine Italian love of life. Italian fashion is always bold and never worried about appearing too sexy. Hopefully next spring will find us on a beach in southern Italy, sipping limonata while lounging in one of these unabashedly statement-making numbers.

It's time to reminisce about we loved best from Milan, a city rich with architecture, color, carbohydrates, and a genuine Italian love of life. Italian fashion is always bold and never worried about appearing too sexy. Hopefully next spring will find us on a beach in southern Italy, sipping limonata while lounging in one of these unabashedly statement-making numbers.

Alberta Ferretti

This show was almost as rah-rah-Italia as Dolce & Gabbana's, but Ferretti tempered her models with a splash of South American artisanal flair. This super-bold skirt is offset by the pastoral combination of white and flowers up top.

Bottega Veneta

Urban, architectural frocks in subdued colors marked the mysterious women of the Bottega Veneta show. This army fatigue-esque dress is perfect for slinking between top-secret missions and the office.

Emilio Pucci

Pucci toned down his trademark sex appeal in this collection, but left all of the head-turning elements. This fantastic opening look has it all: embroidered leather, contrasting silhouettes, and Joan Smalls.

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Etro

Paisleys in pastel, contrasting semi-sheer textures, and layer after flowy layer — this collection is what a cleaned-up hippie takes to the Hamptons. There were so many effortless, sunshine-y outfits for spring, but this one is notable for its wearability — five bucks says this model didn't want to give the look back.

Fendi

A eye-catching, Lagerfeld-designed collection full of candy colors, fascinating cutouts, and shaggy, bang-heavy black bobs. Cara Delevingne rocked both her looks, even with her infamous brows hidden.

Giorgio Armani

Looks like kerchiefs are the next It scarf, and we love it. You don't have to channel your inner cowboy while wearing one, either — how about flowy blues and mermaid eyeshadow?

Gucci

I'll say it, if no one else will: the Gucci collection was weird. The colors conjured fall (I'm not into wearing pumpkin orange and dark magenta for spring, but thanks), and the cutouts, deep V-necks, and bras seemed more afterthought than deliberately sensual. The shapes were different than anything of the other shows, though — dropped waists and flowing tunics conjured up a sort of space-age Roman empire.

Missoni

Destruction goes demure in this symmetrically ripped-up Missoni look.

Jil Sander

Can it be? Cropped tops... at the office? 

Roberto Cavalli

Cavalli's Gatsby-inspired collection was full of luminous pale colors and, though the hemline isn't quite flapper-appropriate, we can totally see a 21st century Daisy Buchanan in this dress.

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Versace

Oh, Donatella — never one to shy away from exposure, minuscule scraps of fabric, glitzy details, or a good tan. The pastel colors and springtime florals of the latest Versace show infused the rock-inspired outfits with sweetness, making these models look like the nicest groupies you'll ever ride the tour bus with.

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