11 of the Best, Boldest Looks from Milan Fashion Week

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.

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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.

Alberta Ferretti

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Jil Sander

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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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