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See All the Best Looks From the Runway

The third leg of Fashion Month officially began in Milan on Wednesday February 22 and from now until February 27th, the Italian fashion capital will host over 50 IRL presentations featuring the usual heavy hitters like Prada, Gucci, Ferragamo, Fendi, and Diesel—the latter two having presented on the very first afternoon of Milan Fashion Week. At Fendi, Kim Jones flexed his affinity for exacting tailoring and experimented with cutouts on workday-ready ensembles. Taking in the collection, which was inspired by Delfina Delettrez Fendi’s personal style, was none other than Donatella Versace who has chosen to skip her usual slot on the Italian calendar and will be presenting her latest collection in Los Angeles in March. Meanwhile, Diesel’s creative director Glenn Martens seized the moment as this season’s opener to kick things off with a bang: A mountain of 200,000 boxes of Durex condoms and a risqué soundtrack provided the backdrop for his fall 2023 offering.

As for the rest of the week: Marco de Vincenzo showed his sophomore effort for Etro, as did Maximilian Davis at Ferragamo. And Gucci, which is sans creative director until Sabato De Sarno’s debut in September, put out a colorful collection created by its in-house design team on February 24. For all of the highlights from Milan’s top runways, follow along here.

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Prada Fall 2023 Milan Fashion Week Review: Formal Meets Uniform Dressing

For fall 2023, many of the Prada runway models came in matching looks, ready for an impromptu game of “spot the difference.”

This wouldn’t be the first time Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada played with the idea of doubles at the Italian fashion house; the brand’s spring 2022 collection was presented simultaneously in Milan and Shanghai, requiring that every look be created in duplicates.

But the idea behind fall 2023 is less identical twin, more fraternal twin. Pairs of looks followed each other down the runway, with slight tweaks between the two, like the opening duo: Each featured a white skirt and a crewneck sweater, but the colors of the sweaters and the embellishments on the skirts differed. Later, two takes on a ribbed knit and high-waisted work pant walked, one in a yellow-and-lilac combo, the other mint-and-peach. (And speaking of pants: If any brand can get the fashion crowd back in a slim leg, it’s Prada. The pleated styles cropped at the ankle felt both like a callback to a more prim era in fashion and a fresh, new silhouette after several seasons dominated by wide-leg styles.)

Doubling down on ideas in this way allows each individual design choice to really shine, like the perfectly placed pockets and voluminously cut backs on a series of cape-like jackets. Each evening dress had its own train and specially placed folds and ruches, gathering the fabric away from the neckline or hitching it around the hips.

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A new examination of uniform dressing has quickly becoming a theme out of Milan—we saw it with Fendi’s fall 2023 collection, too: whether the starch whites of a nurse’s uniform, the muted neutral tones of army

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