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Ciao, Milano


Hot off of Pitto Uomo, the fashion cognoscenti hustled over the Apennines, landing in Italy's fashion capitol, Milan. As always, there's far too much to report on, even from our remote Manhattan perch. Nonetheless, enjoy these links and highlights after the jump.


Versace:New consultant Alexander Plokhov (ex-Cloak) has reintroduced a certain dramatic severity to the collection through wide lapels, a bruised yet shimmering palate and loose, flowing draping. [FWD]


Gucci:The Russian influence (see Versace) continued with Frida Gianni's presentation of rock-infused furs, velvets and jewel-toned tops—a collection closer to 60s or 70s arena rock than hipster minimalism. [FWD]


Burberry Prorsum:More balanced than many this week, Christopher Bailey paired street basics (pleated, wide-leg pants and tight cardigans) with military touches, top-shelf materials and a touch of Carnaby Street showmanship in vet another velvet-touched return to the spirit of '67. [DNR]

More reviews and trend reports later.