We are finished with another Milan Fashion Week and the collections have left us inspired! The participating designers’ collections won’t be available in-store for a while yet, but you can be ahead of the curve by studying the runway looks with us. After perusing our favorite collections we believe these are the top fashion trends from Milan Fashion Week 2019.
Gender Neutral Bags
As has become the standard in recent years, both men and women walked the runway at Milan Fashion Week Men’s. In the house’s first runway show since being acquired by Michael Kors, Versace sent most looks down the catwalk with a bag slung over one or both of the models’ shoulders. Both male and female models accessorized with the brand’s Small Quilted Icon Shoulder Bag ($1,995) demonstrating that style transcends labels.
The iconic Versace bag, a timeless style crafted in quilted nappa leather. This shoulder bag crafted in exceptional quality leather features a flap-over closure with round Medusa medallion lock closure. The style features a Tribute gold chain crafted with the Greek Key motif plated in gold alloy. Supple leather interior lining and external pockets add elegance and versatility to this one-of-a-kind style.
Karl Lagerfeld’s aesthetic is easily seen in his collection with Fendi. While the fit is looser this season than in past years’, the tailoring of his menswear is always impeccable. The collection featured several occurrences of two-toned suits. Some were as bold as the half-and-half suit pictures above. More subtle looks featured pockets cut from a different neutral colored fabric. It is an interesting spin on the classic suit, and we will be keeping an eye on stores to see if this is one of the fashion trends that catch on.
All the Belts
While the Versace show played with a variety of straps, nearly every look from the Prada show was styled with at least one black leather belt. For the male models, this meant looping one belt in a functional way (though the belt loops of the trousers) and wrapping several more around the waist. This may prove to be a runway-only styling choice, but we are curious to see if this means belts will be more prominent in menswear this year.
From next season, Billionaire sponsor the Monte Carlo Polo Team – one of the most successful teams in the world and triple – winners of the Snow Polo World Cup. Billionaire will also stage the first international Polo Cup in Monte Carlo, where teams from all over the globe will compete for the Billionaire gold cup.
Billionaire leaned into their equestrian sponsor at this year’s show in Milan. Models walked the runway in riding boots and holding high fashion helmets. While we don’t expect you to accessorize your day-to-day wear with a snakeskin saddle or a fringed saddle blanket, you can still take inspiration from the fashion trends and tailoring of these dashing looks.
Cat Burglar Chic
The understated suaveness of Tom Ford’s collection at Milan Fashion Week made us reminisce about Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief. The sleek silhouettes, noir fabrics, and leather gloves seemed suited for a gentleman thief. Even if you aren’t planning a heist anytime soon, we think these ultra-cool looks will be very on-trend this year.
So, which of these fashion trends do you think will be hot this fall? Did you see anything else noteworthy at Milan Fashion Week? Want to explore even more? Take a look behind the scenes during fashion week in Milan.