The mad maestros of Milan: all the highlights from MFW

The mad maestros of Milan: all the highlights from MFW

A/W ’18

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With a roster of whacky, wonderful presentations, Italians prove they are the crazy scientists of style

From models carrying life-size versions of their own heads at Gucci to Dolce & Gabbana's It-bag drone delivery down the catwalk, Milan Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2018 has provided some of the more interesting moments of the fashion month so far. Read through for the Buro edit of the best.

Gucci A/W '18

Gucci's models walked through a series of hospital (perhaps a psych ward) inspired rooms carrying versions of either their OWN SEVERED HEAD or, a live snake or much more palatable, Game Of Thrones-inspired baby dragons which swiftly became the It-accessory of the show circuit. The only hiccup came when media questioned the placement of a traditional Sikh turban-looking headpiece worn by a Caucasian model but aside from that, the response was riotously positive. The Italian house also pledged a donation of US$500,000 to the US student's gun-control march in the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting earlier this month.

Dolce & Gabbana A/W '18

Possibly pre-empting fashion fatigue in the third week of a month of shows, Dolce & Gabbana employed drones to carry handbags down the runway, relieving models to remain hands-free. Fashion and technology have become fast friends in the runway show world in recent times, with Twitter users postulating whether millennial models will soon be obsolete in favour of technology. The times, they are a changin'.

Fendi A/W '18

Heritage Italian furrier Fendi teamed up with the (perfectly alliterating) Fila to create new branding that integrated the high fashion house with the sports brand. Instantly buzz-worthy, we're betting that this will be, like the Vuitton x Supreme capsule, instant sell-out, collectors' items. So get your trainers on and put your name on the list at your local Fendi boutique.

Tommy Hilfiger S/S '18

It was full-throttle fashion with a photo finish as Gigi Hadid and Tommy Hilfiger showed their final collection as collaborators for a car racing-inspired line-up of looks. Two years of four spectacular fashion shows wrapped up on Sunday night in Milan with black and white checkerboard prints, slick sportswear - think bike shorts, silky boxer shorts, clear visors and bandeau tops - that are sure to become collectors' items now that the collab has ended.

Bulgari Hotel, Milan

High jewellery house Bulgari celebrated the launch of its new accessories and leather goods collection at - where else - the Bulgari Hotel in Milan. Australian influencers Margaret Zhang and Sarah Ellen were in attendance as were a slew of the style set for an intimate dinner party and celebration.

Max Mara A/W '18

Max Mara had the week's best line-up of super models with Lara Stone opening, followed soon after by Doutzen Kroes, Gigi Hadid, Halima Aden, Kaia Gerber and Joan Smalls. The show put strength and femininity at the centre of a powerful collection styled by Carine Roitfeld that managed to be both cosy, edgy, rock & roll and innovative at the same time. And, with close to sub-zero temperature in Milan, who wouldn't want to wear a plush robe coat and a wool blanket skirt?

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