Fact: These 7 Trends From Milan Fashion Week Need Your Immediate Attention

Milan Fashion Week Trends

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Fendi; Del Core; Versace; Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini; Trussani/ImaxTree; Etro

In the marathon that is fashion month, Milan is often considered to be something of a water break—a time to rest-up before the grand finale in Paris. But that wasn't the case this season. Rather, in my eyes at least, Milan could very well have been the finish line, full of celebrity sightings, designer debuts, and enough buzz-worthy runway trends to keep us talking about the city's shows long after the F/W 22 season ends. 

Unlike the last few seasons, which have been predominantly ruled by Y2K-inspired musings and oversize suiting, the F/W 22 selection that was displayed in Milan last week felt entirely fresh and unexpected. Many of the vibrant, saturated garments we saw reign supreme at the spring shows were this time replaced with dark, grungier alternatives, most notably at Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Blumarine, and Trussardi. Meanwhile, seemingly forgotten trends like animal print, bomber jackets, and over-the-knee boots all returned to the spotlight, as seen at Roberto Cavalli, Prada, and Bottega Veneta (now with Matthieu Blazy at the helm), respectively. And those are just the highlights.

Ahead are seven trends from Milan Fashion Week that demand your immediate attention. 

Milan Fashion Week Trends: Back to Bomber Jackets

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Ports 1961/ImaxTree; Prada; Tod's; Versace

After a number of high-profile sightings on the likes of Kim Kardashian, Hailey Bieber, and Rihanna, I had a feeling that bomber jackets, which ruled the fashion scene in the late 2010s, would make an appearance on the runways this season. I didn't, however, expect them to be as present as they were. Spotted at Prada, Tod's, Versace, Ports 1961, and others, the pilot-style silhouette is about to be everywhere.

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Milan Fashion Week Trends: Back to Bomber Jackets

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Prada
Milan Fashion Week Trends: Back to Bomber Jackets

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Versace
Milan Fashion Week Trends: Back to Bomber Jackets

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Tod's
Milan Fashion Week Trends: Back to Bomber Jackets

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Ports 1961/ImaxTree
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I will absolutely be copying this look. 

Milan Fashion Week Trends: Tank-Top Time

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Bottega Veneta; Dsquared2; Prada; Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

Never ever did I think I'd be writing that something as simple and basic as a tank top could be one of the most prominent takeaways from Milan Fashion Week. And yet the small-but-mighty staple made an appearance at some of the week's biggest shows, including Bottega Veneta and Prada.  

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Milan Fashion Week Trends: Tank-Top Time

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Bottega Veneta
Milan Fashion Week Trends: Tank-Top Time

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Prada
Milan Fashion Week Trends: Tank-Top Time

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Dsquared2
Milan Fashion Week Trends: Tank-Top Time

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Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini
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Just wait until you seen the back.

Skims basics are always a yes in my book.

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Roberto Cavalli/ImaxTree; MM6 Maison Margiela; Missoni; Ami

From subtle snakeskin boots at Missoni to head-to-toe leopard print at Roberto Cavalli, the F/W 22 runways proved that animal prints aren't tired these days, but rather, a fresh addition to any fall wardrobe this year. Start slow with a pair of shoes or a statement bag. Or, if you'd rather dive right in, perhaps some leopard-print tights. Why not?

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Roberto Cavalli/ImaxTree
Milan Fashion Week Trends: Animal Kingdom

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MM6 Maison Margiela
Milan Fashion Week Trends: Animal Kingdom

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Missoni
Milan Fashion Week Trends: Incognito Mode

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Ferrari/ImaxTree; Max Mara/ImaxTree; Raf Simons; Trussardi/ImaxTree

I'm dedicating this season's incognito trend to everyone who's thrown on a big coat, balaclava, and oversize sunnies on a Sunday morning for a much-needed coffee and pastry. Displayed via identity-shielding hoods and gloves, spy-inspired turtlenecks, and all-black ensembles, this trend will have everyone in sight asking, "Who is that?" and "Where can we get their outfit?"

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Milan Fashion Week Trends: Incognito Mode

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Trussardi/ImaxTree
Milan Fashion Week Trends: Incognito Mode

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Ferrari/ImaxTree
Milan Fashion Week Trends: Incognito Mode

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Raf Simons
Milan Fashion Week Trends: Incognito Mode

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Max Mara/ImaxTree

The perfect topper if you want to both be noticed for your sense of style and avoided when running into anyone you know.

Layering a long-sleeve under your short-sleeve tee is an easy way to make a simple basic look 10 times cooler.

Milan Fashion Week Trends: OTK Fever

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MM6 Maison Margiela; Moschino; Etro; Bottega Veneta

It's been a few seasons since over-the-knee boots have made a major appearance on the runways, and for a while, that was okay with the fashion scene. Clogs, platforms, and knee-high boots were all anyone wanted to wear, with no room for the extra-tall boots in our collections. But after seeing the silhouette at countless shows in Milan—including at Bottega Veneta, Moschino, Etro, and MM6 Maison Margiela—it's clearly time to rethink our decision to put over-the-knee boots on hiatus. 

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Milan Fashion Week Trends: OTK Fever

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Bottega Veneta
Milan Fashion Week Trends: OTK Fever

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Etro
Milan Fashion Week Trends: OTK Fever

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MM6 Maison Margiela
Milan Fashion Week Trends: OTK Fever

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Moschino
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These were designed to fit (and look great on) the full range of bodies.

Milan Fashion Week Trends: Tough Exterior

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Blumarine; Diesel; Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini; Versace

In contrast to some of the more delicate trends showcased in Milan, a rougher, more edgy style proved to be equally enthralling. Present at Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Diesel, Versace, and Blumarine, the tough-exterior trend—which has already been worn by celebrities like Olivia Rodrigo, Megan Fox, and Kourtney Kardashian—is defined by leather, black lipstick, and hosiery. 

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Milan Fashion Week Trends: Tough Exterior

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Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini
Milan Fashion Week Trends: Tough Exterior

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Blumarine
Milan Fashion Week Trends: Tough Exterior

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Diesel
Milan Fashion Week Trends: Tough Exterior

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Versace

Long gloves make any outfit look more chic.

Milan Fashion Week Trends: Transparent Textiles

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Del Core; GCDS; Prada; Fendi

Sheer fashion wasn't exactly the newest fad to hit the runways in Milan, though, this season's selection did take an even more head-on approach to the translucent trend than anything displayed in the past. Starting at Fendi, Bella Hadid opened the show in a '50s-esque, see-through slip dress, paired with a furry shawl, knit gloves, and a pair of delicate pumps. Underneath, her mint-colored lingerie intentionally peeked through. Later in the week, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons sent models down the runway in gauzy dresses and skirts, paired with tank tops and bombers, while GCDS and Del Core didn't hold back at all, styling their sheer dresses with hardly anything underneath. No, this trend isn't for the faint of heart, but it's certainly a move worth testing out this fall. 

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Milan Fashion Week Trends: Transparent Textiles

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Fendi
Milan Fashion Week Trends: Transparent Textiles

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Prada
Milan Fashion Week Trends: Transparent Textiles

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GCDS
Milan Fashion Week Trends: Transparent Textiles

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Del Core
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