Milan, on the other hand, is awash with colour and the brightness that only the Spring/Summer collections can hold.
So, without any further ado, let's take a look at what the weekend brought to the stage.
Ooh! I love, love, love this collection. It's certainly not going to win points for originality - the Seventies are everywhere - but it is a gorgeous homage to the decade. Beautiful prints and cuts combined with fantastic accessories.
Beautiful blue - the colour I wish the sky was right now.
These boots will be mine!
Dolce & Gabbana
Utterly divine and beautiful, Dolce & Gabbana opted for a much simpler look than what we've come to expect. There was lots of white, but that white was presented in some of the prettiest broderie anglaise I've seen. There was, of course, their signature leopard print (what would a Dolce collection be without it) and as the label behind the underwear-as-outerwear trend, there was plenty of sauciness to be seen.
Elegant, chic and very grown up.
Love a bit of leopard.
Not sure I have the guts to roam the streets in this, but perhaps the bedroom ;-)
Moschino Cheap & Chic
Fun, fun, fun! That was what this collection was about. The show was more like a party, with prosecco and pizza being passed around while models walked down an elevated catwalk, smiling. Yes, the models were smiling. Shock, horror!! How very refreshing. As for the clothes, well they'll bring a big, fat smile to your face too.
Fun and floaty for the summer.
Who doesn't love a cute little short suit?
How Mr Cavalli manages to use so much fabric, show so much skin and make it all look great at the same time, is beyond me. This collection is an utter triumph. I want it all, from the python skin trousers to the fringed boho maxi dresses.
I am so wearing this next summer - I'm starting the sit-ups tonight!
Signature Cavalli - I hope it's worn right.
Dean and Dan Caten are showmen, so it came as quite a surprise when their models paraded a collection of rather preppy shorts, trousers, shirts and blazers. I don't really 'do' preppy, so it was a bit of a relief to find these more glamorous offerings thrown in to the mix.
So simple yet so effective, and thankfully done without looking slutty.
Another awesome homage to the Seventies - hoorah! This time, it's very grown up (all muted tones and simple lines), has a gypsy edge (there are actual poofy off-the-shoulder crop tops) and is totally wearable. So refreshing.
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!
Bring on the crochet.
I told you Milan was pulling it out of the bag...and there's more where that came from. Promise.