9 top trends from Milan Fashion Week

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Illustrations by Jennifer Paccione

Milan presented to the world its sensationally inimitable breed of masterly designs this fashion week, in the form of the Fall/Winter 2016 collections. The runways possessed what felt like the essential nature of Italy—mindfully energized from the past, and invigorated from the present. The designs displayed creativity and innovation, pairing contemporary stylings with revived, elemental classics. Among many promising statements in fashion this past week, nine dynamic trends captured the attention of the runway rows. Check out our favorites after the jump.