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INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

5 STANDOUT LOOKS FROM MILAN FASHION WEEK

By Kasia Hastings, September 30, 2018

Despite Italian heavyweight Gucci flying the nest to show in Paris, the Milanese street-style contingent was still out in force for its SS19 shows. And while the city’s history may be rooted in smart, luxury fashion, it has now well and truly caught up with New YorkLondon and Paris in terms of street steez. From statement shirts and animal print to stripped-back '90s vibes and lighter takes on streetwear favorites, it served up plenty to think about this season.
Milan fashion week showgoer in a Gucci shirt | ASOS Style Feed

Picture: The Urban Spotter

Top cat

Ah, the revere-collar shirt. Few things offer effortless style like a printed, short-sleeved shirt and if you thought you’d got all you could out of yours this year, think again. Just like the clued-up dudes in London, this guy is making the most of his while temperatures are still pretty mild. And what a shirt. Made by Italian maestros Gucci, this black style, with its roaring panther print and bold color palette, has nice '80s vibes that are kept in check with some simple pants and understated sunglasses. Layer yours over a long-sleeved tee to wear it all the way through winter.

Street styler in a turtleneck | ASOS Style Feed

Picture: Rex

Ready to roll

With Italian street style known to err on the slicker side of things, the turtleneck has typically been utilized by the suit-wearing set as a suave alternative to a shirt. So, props to this off-duty model for demonstrating how to wear it if your style is more '90s skater than '60s tailoring. Confidently uncomplicated, his style has a more casual, looser-fitting collar than most turtlenecks which stops it feeling overly slick when worn with a pair of light-wash vintage-style jeans. He adds a contrasting Kappa tape belt for good measure.

Street stylers at Milan fashion week | ASOS Style Feed

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Going green

See how the illustrations on this shirt cleverly imitate camo print? Aesthetically pleasing to say the least. A camo piece is always a strong sartorial choice, but this guy’s clever riff goes beyond your average military adopter. To be fair, he’s a seasoned street-styler, so naturally this dope shirt is expertly layered over a crisp tee and swaggy textured pants. He finesses his look with a bucket hat to tap into SS19’s key accessories trend and works in some contrasting color with a red Fjällräven cross-body bag. A+.

Street styler in a hoodie | ASOS Style Feed

Picture: The Urban Spotter

Cream of the crop

In a fashion landscape full of all-black wearing streetwear fans, here we have Milan’s pale knight making the case for head-to-toe cream for fall/winter. Less intense than going for all-out ice, this softer shade is nicely broken up with black detailing — an interesting graphic print and a black leather belt. Follow this style connoisseur's lead by adding a key chain and clear plastic bag for extra edge.  

Showgoers at Milan fashion week | ASOS Style Feed

Picture: The Urban Spotter

Animal prince

It was Milanese menswear designers MSGM and Palm Angels who put zany sportswear on the agenda for SS19, and here’s one of their own showing how to make it wearable. Part gas-pumper, part '70s rocker, this guy makes wearing wraparound shades, neon green and leopard print pants look casual. It’s a masterclass in subtly working multiple trends into your everyday look. As ever, the black base ties things together here. A plain tee helps to break up his wavy shirt, while the monochrome animal print coordinates his bottom half. Bravo.

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