Experience Milan Like A Fashion Insider

Fashion week in Milan—if you’re not already burnt out from New York and London—is something out of a dream: With such storied design houses as Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Missoni presenting their latest and greatest, the spectacle is made all the more grandiose set against a backdrop of the Italian cityscape (not to mention flocks of chic European women everywhere you look). Reporting back on the third leg of September’s fashion month circuit is Stylebop’s Fashion Director Leila Yavari, who had an all-access pass to the city’s poshest happenings. Here, check out her diary from the week and prepare to swoon over what she scoped from the Spring 2016 runways.

All photos: Courtesy of Leila Yavari

"The sun is shining bright on Milan Fashion Week. I’m channeling my '70s best with a Sonia Rykiel blouse, J Brand flares, Pierre Hardy wedges and Celine sunglasses."

"House of cards and a seriously full schedule—I’m excited to get started!"

"If the devil is in the details, Fendi’s updated, embellished Peekaboo bag is sinfully good."

"Double trouble—never a dull moment running into Shea Marie and Caroline Vreeland after Fendi."

"Massimo Giorgetti made quite a splash with his Pucci debut, exploring the life aquatic as you’ve never seen."

"Attitude becomes form with architectural heels at the Jimmy Choo showroom."

"Anna Cleveland leads the way at Moschino’s haute construction extravaganza."

"Early mornings passing the iconic Duomo di Milano—can't beat this view!"

"Ethereal, romantic, modern—Lorenzo Serafini continues to wow at Philosophy."

"My first well-rounded meal of the week and the perfect opportunity to indulge in the local specialty."

"The '80s were back, bigger and bolder than ever at Peter Dundas’ much-anticipated Roberto Cavalli debut."

"Jil Sander gets a block party started with the season’s most artful (and street-friendly) footwear."

"Good for an early Sunday morning slot, Marni’s audience was immediately awoken with welcome jolts of vibrant color."

"Rounding out my Milan Fashion Week with a bang at the Moschino showroom!"