CHIAVARI, Italy - Fashion Week in Milan is always interesting, but sometimes not for the reasons you might think. No one can deny that the Milanese have a unique fashion style all their own, it probably comes from being surrounded by some of the best fashion designers in the business.
A walk around town, especially in the area of Via Montenapoleone, will take you past shops selling Gucci, Ferragamo, Dolce and Gabbana, Armani, Versace, Moschino and yes, even Chanel and other brave French labels. As the Milanese pass the fashion packed windows day after day, month after month, they can’t help but be influenced by the constant reminders that in this town, fashion rules.
Even when fashion buyers and journalists covering Fashion Week get to Milan, they put a little extra effort into what they wear. They seem to gain courage just being in town and put away their little black outfits and opt for something with a little more pizazz.
As for the Milanese, well, when Fashion Week rolls around, they feel all the more compelled to dress for the occasion and pull out all the fashion stops. Sometimes the street fashions are just as interesting, if not more, than what the designers are sending down the runways.
These photos will give you an idea of what people on the street were wearing during the most recent Fashion Week in Milan.