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Milan Fashion Week AW 13/14: day one

Milan Fashion Week autumn/winter 2013/14 has begun! We bring you up-to-the-minute sneak peeks behind the scenes

Katie Ramsingh and Marina Nelson,

9.59am: London Fashion Week has only just finished, but it’s already straight on to Milan! There’s a packed schedule ahead for the first day of Milan Fashion Week, with highlights expected to be the catwalk shows from fur expert Simonetta Ravizza and Italian legend Gucci.

Net-A-Porter tweeted: From office check in to airport check in. Next stop - MILAN!! #NETaMFW #MFW 

12.00pm: Our Milan Fashion Week kicked off with the delightful Simonetta Ravizza. The show opened with dark red and black leather pieces, before turning into an animal kingdom full of fur. Dalmatian- and leopard-print fur coats stole the show, adding colour and vibrancy to the dark leather pieces. For a youthful twist the black leather mini skirt is back for next season and is ready for action.

1.23pm: The Gucci show started just slightly behind schedule but the collection – ladylike, in an autumnal colour palette of burgundy, navy, burnt orange and olive – well and truly made up for the wait. Day dresses featured low V-necks and hemlines just on the knee, while the evening gowns were a striking combination of silk, sheer panels and feathers. Gucci pulled out all the stops with this collection to create a retro-inspired look that is still somehow modern.

Harrods tweeted: Sharp and sophisticated lines were married with rich colours. @Gucci

Marianna Michael tweeted: The #FrankieMorello seems to be running late, but i can wait...

3.30pm: After a fashionably late start, Frankie Morello went dark and futuristic with deep-toned plastic lined skirts and Pop Art-style graphic prints. Models took to the catwalk in dresses adorned with shattered glass and broken mirrors for a dangerously moody and mysterious gothic look.

4.40pm: The Alberta Ferretti show has left us speechless. The über-feminine lace pieces in a monochrome palette blended perfectly with James Weeks’ Nocturnes played delicately on the piano. With high necklines and detailing around the pockets this collection was subtle and chic – and, best of all, nearly all of the models wore flats!

Vogues Minions tweeted: The Alberta Ferretti was simply phenomenal

Mojeh Magazine tweeted: Dark, ethereal, gothic glamour @AlbertaFerretti. Lace, lace and more lace!



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