For me, Milan is a showman’s playground, colourful, fun and fabulous; a place where Anna Del Russo almost blends into the background (almost)! As fashion moves from the innovation of London it looks towards the Italian city in expectation of big shows from big brands with major trends. Gucci kicked things off in a surprisingly relaxed manner, exploring the sportswear trend in a luxe, Italian way, styled with killer heels and slicked back hair. It was, I felt, one of the weakest Gucci outings in a while, however I still wouldn’t mind looking like that when heading to the gym! Next up, Dolce&Gabbana sent the internet into overload! Visions of ancient Greece were intertwined with the classic black Dolce lace, topped off with olympic style wrestling belts and gold everything! This was the year of the Sicilian goddess…one can only dream! Moving on from the more traditional Milan to the world of Prada where Miuccia was on a feminist mission. Celebrating feminism through the exploration of girl gangs and tough love, it was a collection of contradictions that, as always created one of the shows of the season!! Other standout shows included Marni, Versace, Fendi and of course the queen of cool Jil Sander.