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Three Things From the Milan Runways You've Gotta See

02/26/2013 at 10:30 AM ET

Milan Fashion Week Dolce Gabbana Fendi VersaceWireimage; Getty(2)

Fashion Week has migrated to Milan, where the weather has been terrible, the food has been divine and stars as diverse as Hailee Steinfeld and Lana Del Rey have made an appearance. With all the commotion, it’s easy to neglect the main attraction: the clothes. So we picked three things from the Milan runways you shouldn’t miss:

Fox-fur mohawks at Fendi: Karl Lagerfeld continues to show his range, swinging from garden party prettiness for Chanel couture in January to punky, dramatic fur and leather for Fendi last week. Everyone was talking about the models’ unusual dos, which consisted of tight reverse French braids topped with dyed fox fur “fauxhawks” made by Sam McKnight. Not sure this will catch on, but it’s sure fun to look at.

The Dolce & Gabbana finale: The collection contained some surprises (including mosaic- and Medieval-print dresses and bold cross earrings) but the real impact came from the finale. After a number of black and gray outfits, the designers sent out a sea of scarlet-clad models, all wearing a variation of the same lacy, bejeweled look. Countdown to the red carpet begins now.

Versace’s punk influences: Need even more proof that ’90s style is on its way back? Versace showed shiny leather, smart plaids, ripped mesh and studded collars. But never one to do things on a small scale, Donatella Versace’s spiked accessories were more fierce than fashionable. Our tip: Don’t wear this choker on a first date. It might send the wrong message.

Tell us: What was your favorite moment from the Milan runways?

–Alex Apatoff


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