1) Sporty pieces for the slopes at Pucci
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When you consider how many Milanese locals regularly escape to the mountains on weekends, it's no wonder Massimo Giorgetti chose to focus on the slopes for his second collection for the brand. The sportier pieces (the oversized knits, a fun ski jumpsuit and quilted statement coat covered in mountain vistas) were the most successful, and looked more desirable than his slouchy, graphic dresses and skirts — a change for the house that had a more glamorous, bohemian sensibility before Giorgetti came on board.
2) Max Mara
You've got the classic camel coat, now what? Stripes, a springtime perennial that was a big theme for ss16, got winterised at Max Mara where they defined a range of Crayola bright coats (some full and shaggy, some lean), in alpaca, shearling and wool and luxurious cashmere knits. The mix of colours and lush textures made for a covetable lineup. These are pieces you'd want to wear on the greyest of winter days, clothes to lift your mood.
3) Frills at Fendi
In Milan, AW16 is turning out to be the season of the fun coat. At Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld made them bright and loud, from long, shaggy numbers with bold stripes to a polished Margot Tenenbaum-esque ones embroidered with florals and fauna. And underneath them all, there were cool, quirky dresses and separates done in frills and ruffles, some with precise pleats mixed in for good measure.