We searched Instagram to round-up our favourite style megastars and discover what they were wearing as they graced the streets of Milan.
Being papped by the street photographers has become more important for some than attending the shows themselves during fashion week in Milan; the pavements outside the shows acting as these street stars’ catwalks. Whether you are a suit and tie sort of person, or prefer something more casual, you are sure to find some fashion inspiration from our run-down of the best street style looks from Milan Men’s Fashion Week.
A stalwart of the menswear fashion scene, Nickelson (Nick) Wooster shows that faux fur isn’t just for the ladies. A classic camel coat and slouchy tailored trousers are kept looking fresh and young with sharp white trainers and kooky yellow sunglasses.
This stylish lady shows that tailoring isn’t just for the boys. Pictured outside the Feragamo show, her attention to detail is what keeps this oversized silhouette looking feminine. By pairing her loose-fitting tailoring with heels, a micro bag and ladylike jewellery, she blends menswear and womenswear perfectly.
Spotted in the Via Bergognone, this gentleman proves that you can wear red and blue together. By offsetting with neutral textures, the colour clash is more luxury than garish. The silk scarf, peek-a-boo flash of sock, and slim tie keep it away from geography teacher territory.
As the Spring/Summer shows are actually shown in wintery January, there is always plenty of inspirational outerwear. Outside the shows on the streets of Milan, the coat game was high. Here Alessandro Maison makes a statement in his unique take on the camel coat.
Street style star Steve Milatos proves that skinny jeans and a hoody can look as sharp as custom tailoring by adding luxe details and expensive looking accessories. His HM X BALMAIN leather jacket with gold embroidery could look gaudy but by pairing it with an all-black outfit, Steve keeps his look slick.
There are a number of styling ideas to take from Filippo Cirulli and Filippo Fiora, spotted here outside the Costume National show. Statement coats, fine-knit polo neck sweaters, and bows on shirts were all big womenswear trends this year, but these two demonstrate that guys can work trends too. Their small styling tricks are an easy way to incorporate seasonal trends into a classic wardrobe.
You might recognise model Jon Kortajarena from the high fashion campaigns he has featured in (Bulgari, Salvatore Ferragamo), but now he is quickly becoming a regular in front of the street style camera lenses too. Who said matching your tie with your shirt wasn’t cool? It is now.
More patterns, this time on Matthias Geerts’ printed blazer, here pictured outside Helen Anthony. The key to wearing prints like this one is to pair with more muted neutrals such as brown, navy, black and grey. Slim fit navy trousers compliment the geometric print of this blazer, while a light blueish-grey chambray shirt stops it looking like office wear.
Giorgio Giangiulio, here pictured outside Armani, demonstrates how to update a regular suit into something special. A double-breasted suit jacket can risk looking old-fashioned but by adding a printed tie, patterned wool trench-coat, a good quality watch, and some achingly cool sunglasses, Giorgio turns this suit from tea-drinking London lawyer well into in his 60s, to modern millionaire CEO in his early 30s. They say to fake it until you make it!
Blue was one of the biggest colour trends from the 2015 catwalks and Robert De Rosa gives a masterclass in wearing it head to toe. Don’t be scared to try different tones of one colour together – a bit of a clash is no bad thing. Look for contrasting textures that are good quality and well-crafted, like this thick cable knit sweater, to stop your colour blocking looking childish.