The Fashion Month train keeps chugging along! Beginning its journey in New York City, crossing the Atlantic for London, and now making its six-day pitstop in bella Milano. And thus far, the best looks of Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2023 echo what designers at the previous cities suggested: after seasons of flamboyance and statement-charged maximalism, fashion returns to pragmatism with clothes you can—gasp—actually wear.
From Alberta Ferretti’s tailored separates and lived-in duster coats to Prada’s lively midi skirts and crewneck sweaters, the Italian fashion houses offer sensible pieces to upgrade your daily uniform. Even Fendi’s androgynous workwear and take on the skirt-over-pants trend (a Y2k-era, admittedly cringe moment in fashion history) felt newly office-appropriate due to Kim Jones’ thoughtfully sophisticated eye. Gucci’s showing also felt tamer than seasons past; Alongside several flamboyantly decked-out models in colorful furs and sheers, a few walked through the 70s-inspired setting in baggy jeans, relaxed suiting, and button-downs, indicating that the brand post-Alessandro Michele intends to make its eclectic maximalism palatable for the everyday.
Ahead, see more of fashion’s newfound appreciation for wearability and other emerging trends by perusing the best looks from Milan Fashion Week.