MFW Fall 2013: Our Favorite Shows

Fashion Month's more than halfway over, if you can believe it, and we've seen some truly great collections in New York and London thus far. Now, we're turning our attention to Milan, where midcentury silhouettes, eye-catching outerwear and festive feathers and fur reigned supreme for Fall 2013. Click through to find out which shows caught our eye in Italy.

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Prada

"Inspired by 'raw elegance,' Miuccia Prada sent out a '40s-minded collection fit for modern-day wear. Highlights included cinched-waist coats trimmed with dramatic fur cuffs, sweet gingham dresses layered atop off-the-shoulder cardigans and framed doctor's bags in luxe croc. Towards the end of the show, things got seriously sexy: models wore fluffy minks over barely-there, sheer slips that left little to the imagination. But in Miuccia's capable hands, the results were titillating rather than trashy." - Elana Fishman, Digital Fashion News Editor

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Etro

"Sporty, psychedelic and a tad bit tribal, this collection had a myriad of influences you wouldn't think would go together but that did so very, very well. I'm most partial to the strong-shouldered outerwear, which nicely married menswear shapes with bold decorative motifs." - Alison Syrett Cleary, Digital Writer

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Gucci

"My favorite part about Gucci collections is guessing which looks will undoubtedly be worn by celebrities on countless magazine covers throughout the next season. My predictions this time around are the plaid V-neck dress (leave it to Gucci to make a look that barely shows any skin still seem sexy) and any of the feathered gowns that closed the show." - Sarah Ferguson, Assistant Digital Producer

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Emilio Pucci

"Realistically, I'd probably find it easier to wear one of these mini dresses, fur jackets or pairs of over-the-knee boots individually rather than all together, but on the runway it was fun. And honestly, the Almost Famous look never bores me. I love it." - Natalie Matthews, Digital Fashion Writer

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Fay

"Designers Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi's collection for Fay combined some of my favorite things in the world: cerulean blue (my Crayola hue of choice since, like, 1991), toggle coats and pleated skirts chief among them. I especially loved the Cher Horowitz-esque yellow plaids—'so dope,' as the Clueless heroine might say—and how quilted down pieces were layered into the looks. We've said it before—you can wear puffers and still look cool!" - Elana Fishman, Digital Fashion News Editor

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Max Mara

"In college, according to my roomamate, one of my signature looks was my 'homeless person look.' It consisted of baggy sweatpants, a sweatshirt layered over a t-shirt, a giant wool coat and sneakers. I exclusively wore this on my 2 am study break excursions to the local bodega, where I'd stock up on snacks and Red Bull. Max Mara's latest collection reminded of that look—warm, cozy, and slightly disheveled—except, of course, about 100 times more chic." - Sarah Ferguson, Assistant Digital Producer

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Salvatore Ferragamo

"Rarely do I see a collection with full outfits that could work on the street—like, the real street, not the street style street—yet Massimiliano Giornetti (Ferragamo's head designer) showed me just that. I want every look for myself—or something very similar that I can afford. Runway clothes people can wear in real life? Craziness!" - Alison Syrett Cleary, Digital Writer

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