our top collections from milan fashion week fall 2023


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Milan Fashion Week is always an iconic moment. Milan is known for being the heart of fashion. Immediately following New York and London, celebrities, influencers, editors and other industry insiders migrate to Milan to view designers’ new collections for the upcoming fall/winter season. While New York City and London are applauded for showcasing emerging talent, Milan has always been known as the pinnacle of high fashion. Heavy hitters such as Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli, to name a few, are always fashion favorites. 


Every designer unveiled something unique on the runway: Kim Jones experimented with cutouts and redefined workwear for Fendi; Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada elevated everyday basics for Prada’s Fall 2023 collection; Ian Griffiths translated 18th century menswear pieces suited for the contemporary woman and Tod’s celebrated artistry and high craftsmanship. That said, there were some collections that were particular standouts. In celebration of our favorite collections, A Magazine has rounded up top collections from Milan Fashion Week Fall 2023. 



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For Fall 2023, Gucci was transformed into a new era. After the departure of former creative director Alessandro Michele, many were left wondering what would become of the esteemed label. The transitional collection unveiled on the runway—ahead of the debut collection from newly-appointed Creative Director Sabato de Sarno come September—was all about functionality and reimagined workwear. Gucci has brought back the past into a new era with its vibrant colors, fun prints and oversized accessories during its fall/winter show. 



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Diesel also stood out in a unique way. Although denim is a staple element to Diesel’s brand, it gave a new life and look to denim wear. Creative Director Glenn Martens experimented with various denim techniques, ranging from highly deconstructed looks to manipulated sheer fabrics—all of which gave denim a new meaning. 


Martens also created many two-piece sets ranging from silk to distressed knitting. Once again, the designer created many diverse looks further demonstrating that denim can also be innovative. 



New life was breathed into Ferragamo and that was all thanks to Creative Director Maximilian Davis. Having only been in the position since last year, this marks his second collection where Davis is continuing to showcase his renewed vision for the acclaimed brand. 


Ferragamo presented many chic, tailored minimalistic looks that have a luxurious vibe. Not to mention the brand brought back large, oversized purses—proving that bigger truly is better. 



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Moschino also stuck out with its bold, electric looks. Creative Director Jeremy Scott presented a punk princess collection where each outfit was unique. From using tulle to create a punk-ballroom look to an edgy business casual, Scott killed each of his designs. The combination of classy and edgy looks created a strong feminine vibe that we are here for.


The brand took its own loose interpretation of punk by incorporating traditional counterculture elements—spiked hair, uneven hemlines, fishnet underlayers—merged with signature Moschino details such as tweed suits and costume jewelry. The color palette, which mainly consisted of blacks, whites, purples and grays, kept the punk aesthetic alive from look to look. Overall, the collection was signature Moschino: playful, imaginative and ultra-chic.  

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