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The Milan Fashion Week shows have given us a glimpse of some of the trends we’ll be following for the FW22/23 season. Here are some of the key proposals that you can’t miss:

Volume XXL

Puffers and XXL coats invaded Milan at Max Mara and Alberta Ferretti. Versace combined puffy and shiny in a red feather coat, while Philipp Plein opted for a bomber. Diesel designed a coat with denim-like fabrics in pink and avocado. Dolce & Gabbana took volume to its apex with their coats presented in the metaverse. Bottega Veneta applied volume to an impeccably cut dress in a teddy bear fabric and Max Mara incorporated it into shorts and tunics.

Shoulder pads

The shoulder pads of the 80s are back on the catwalk. Dolce & Gabbana showed off by offering shoulder pads that reinforced black suits and orange, fuchsia and yellow jackets paired with sheer dresses. Versace went for contrast with oversized long coats and wide shoulder pads in pale blue and Barbie pink that matched the brand’s signature tops. Prada opted for shoulder pads on black dresses that were accentuated with chains across the neckline at an angle.

Crop Tops

Tiny tops are back again and again – exposing all but a strategic part of the torso – paired with everything from shiny trousers at Missoni to frayed jeans at Diesel. From shiny trousers at Missoni to frayed jeans at Diesel. Already seen during the autumn shows in a triangle bra version, now they’re back in bandeau. At Roberto Cavalli, they’re made of mohair in mustard and emerald green and paired with voluminous skirts or trousers. Fausto Puglisi incorporates them in his iconic dresses, adding an underground and sadomasochistic touch thanks to the detail of the metal rings.

Transparency

Sheer looks were present throughout the runway. Fendi’s silk skirts and trousers left little to the imagination in soft shades of apricot, mint and pink. Bottega Veneta presented shimmering, translucent dresses adorned with transparent sequins. Lorenzo Serafini, at Philosophy, showed a super transparent turtleneck. At Missoni, the brand’s famous zigzag was seen in a subtly sheer lurex fabric sewn into long, fitted dresses and tunics. At Prada, legs peeked through the diaphanous silk of skinny skirts.

Bodies

The bodysuit made an appearance in Milan, most notably at Roberto Cavalli, adorned with a cheetah print and accessorised with long gloves in the same print and leather straps. Etro presented a crochet bodysuit, while Blumarine showed a long-sleeved red version with a plunging neckline.

Now… Why don’t you take a look at Glenn Martens’ outstanding debut for Diesel FW22?

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