The 10 Biggest Runway Trends of Milan Fashion Week

The 10 Biggest Runway Trends of Milan Fashion Week

For Spring 2020, Milan kicked things off with a stellar Prada collection and culminated with a philosophical Gucci show. In between, many of Italy's top designers explored new territory while staying true to their heritage roots. Brands known for their excellent accessories and leather goods continued to propose their takes on ready-to-wear, and eco-friendly measures abounded at Marni and Bottega Veneta. The highlight was no doubt Jennifer Lopez's show-stopping finale walk at Versace, but this week was successful in that it offered a little something for everyone's tastes. Here are the 10 biggest runway trends of Milan Fashion Week.

Coat Dresses


Short-length coats hit right at the thigh, making it wearable on its own or layered over another look.

Color Block


A popular trend from London (and the Emmy's red carpet) carried over into Milan this season, with bright colors clashing against other bold hues.

Extra Long Pants


Trousers were cut loose and long, with many hitting way below the foot. This took form in jump suits and leather pants as well.

Freaky Sunglasses


Flashy sunglasses in vibrant colors and funky shapes dominated the runways at Gucci and GCDS. Tiny sunglasses are over!

Graphic Knits

Antonio Marras

Knitwear was bolder and more colorful in Milan this season, with an amalgam of prints and patterns clashing against each other.

Leather Coats


Being that Italy is home to some of the biggest leather goods brands, it's no surprise that designers did not shy away from the material this season. However, leather outerwear proved especially popular.

Monochromatic Dressing


Single-color head-to-toe looks flourished at BOSS and Max Mara in a range of hues that included matching accessories.

One Shoulder

Giorgio Armani

A single exposed shoulder was a big trend in Milan, but the addition of ruffles and volume made it distinctly Italian.

Shades of Orange

Bottega Veneta

From burnt tangarine to electric orange, a full spectrum of the hue emerged across a variety of shows including Bottega Veneta, Prada, and at DROMe's 10th anniversary show filled with warm amber and orange tones.

Patterned Blazers


Blazers were bolder and louder than ever before, with a variety of patterns, embellishments, and appliqués incorporated throughout.

Photos via Imaxtree


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