Fashion at Full Throttle

People at Milan Fashion Week usually go big with their outfits, often by incorporating bold prints or visible logos or some combination of the two. This season, both off and on runways, many achieved an outsize presence by wearing red, shades of which were abundant in the streets and incorporated into the collections of brands like MM6 Maison Margiela and Jil Sander. The color’s prevalence harked back to 1980s action films and their copious red sports cars.

While seeing red characterized much of fashion week in Milan, there were other notable moments. Among them was the Sunnei show, which ended with models wearing patterned overcoats and trousers sprawling out a colorful striped rug, giving the whole affair the air of a magic carpet ride. The biggest buzz, however, was caused not by clothes, but by Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, who surprised many people when he showed up at the Marni show with his wife, Bianca Censori, by his side.

A smoldering outfit that incorporated peekaboo eyes and legs.
Not even Charlie’s angels had outfits that meshed as heavenly as theirs.

MM6 Maison Margiela closed its show with a fiery look of scarlet turtleneck and briefs.

Anna Dello Russo, a fashion editor, went with a fuzzier take on scarlet.
The actress Gwendoline Christie conjured Golden Age Hollywood elegance with red lips and wavy locks.
Not big red boots, but a big red bow.
A combination of disheveled bob and dangling cigarette that drew gasps.
The coat’s shape and Tiffany-blue color evoked a luxurious cocoon.
Vibrant tights that resembled body paint.
Looking cool in blue.
The Sunnei show’s carpeted runway matched the many striped pieces in the collection.
Those stickers were a reminder that fashion politics does not only pertain to lobbying for front-row seats.
Blending in with the environment was not happening in those pants.
A dress that allowed for wearing two outfits at once.
The unexpected appearance of Ye and Bianca Censori, his wife, was a plot twist at the Marni show.
Going backstage at Jil Sander allowed a better look at the quilted outerwear the label showed on the runway.
A dark-chocolate palette was achieved by mixing bits of brown — the Zabar’s cap, the Tabi boots — with lots of black.
The Rapunzel-like braids were made edgier by chunky side-swept bangs.
Donatella Versace, flanked by rows of models, looked like the commander of a fashion army when she came out to close the Versace show.
A bejeweled coat with hair to match.
Who doesn’t love a scarf with the presence of a cape?
Finishing off this studious look was an A-plus pair of loafers.
There was an interesting contrast between their coats’ silhouettes.
How many overcoats did you clock in this photo?
This ensemble conveyed its wearer’s skill at the art of getting dressed.
This outfit demonstrated a talent for playing with plaids.
Similar looks distinguished mostly by different colored hair.
The clothes and complexion were in total harmony.
A groovy combination of flared pants and a narrow-lapel jacket.
Trends that appeared on the runway at Marni included leopard prints and pencil-thin eyebrows.
The streets in Milan were also full of animal prints, but not with thin eyebrows — yet.
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