Best in Class: MFW

How is possible that Fashion Month is 3/4 of the way done?! I know February is a short month and all, but I feel as if the past few weeks have just zoomed by. In order to slow things down a bit, today A Style Study we’re taking a few steps back and recapping the best of Milan Fashion Week. The Italian festivities wrapped up on Monday, and featured what will no doubt be some of the stand-out moments of the season. For more of my perspective, you know the drill…

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Best Bags: Sara Battaglia

Impeccable taste obviously runs in the Battaglia family, as the sister of W magazine’s Giovanna Battaglia offered up the very best bag silhouettes- from a structured tote to small models- in her AW17 line-up.

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Best Beauty: Luisa Beccaria

The ethereal looks and flower-crowned hair at Luisa Beccaria gave the entire collection the dreamiest woodland vibe.

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Best Casting: Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana’s collections are always a celebration of people, but they took the theme to a whole new level for AW17 runway, which featured everyone from blogger Aimee Song, up-and-coming R&B duo Chloe x Halle, and Charlotte Olympia Dellal and family.

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Best Details: Gucci

Alessandro Michele’s Gucci was the usual phenomenal assortment of ideas and inspirations, which manifested in spectacular details from parasols, Jane Austen book-clutches, embroidered socks and appliquéd sleeves.

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Best Pop Culture Reference: MSGM

I made it through one episode of Twin Peaks before calling it quits, but MSGM references to the 90s classic- forest knits, diner tile prints, homecoming tulle- has me thinking it might be time to give Laura Palmer & Co.

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Best Political Statement: Missoni

Thought the Women’s March hype was over? The Missoni team brought it back in the best way with their pussy hat-clad finale walk.

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Best Silhouette: Salvatore Ferragamo

Ferragamo was smart to issue this spaghetti strap sheath in several colors/prints, because this flattering cut is sure to fly off the racks.

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Best Set: Prada

Miuccia Prada’s teenage bedroom-inspired runway was the perfect complement to her ‘70s-with-a-dash-of-arts-n-crafts AW17 collection. Bring on the nostalgia, peeps.

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Best Upcycling: Moschino

Jeremy Scott’s cardboard-inspired AW17 collection for Moschino was a lesson in giving a couture spin to everyday objects, from candelabras to dry cleaning wrappers.

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Best Overall: TOD’S

Critics weren’t head over heels with TOD’S leather-clad, outwear-focused AW17 collection, but I sure was. Seriously, give me a neutral palette and stand-out construction everyday.

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