This Fall, We'll All Be Futuristic Hippies With A Penchant For Big Coats

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Milan Fashion week kicked off over the weekend and one thing is for sure: the Italians are getting sentimental over the Summer of Love. Roberto Cavalli put his favorite animal prints on tights, which were then paired with everything from long and flowing boho dresses to Mia Farrow-esque smocks. Missoni also played with this theme, with a collection that looked straight out of the wardrobe department of The Ice Storm. Burberry made homage to its hometown of London, with gold flared pants that would've made Austin Powers proud, Raf Simmons' collection for Jil Sander seemed to be one of his tightest yet, focusing on architectural coats and a muted, monochromatic color palette, and Gianfranco Ferre had an occasionally mod, occasionally rocker and very disparate collection (the entire creative department was credited, no doubt because head designer Lars Nilsson recently departed.) And then there was Giorgio Armani. Call me Cathy Horyn, but I have no idea what the fuck the guy was thinking. (See above left.) Annotated galleries of selected looks from each designer begin after the jump.

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Just Cavalli:

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Missoni:

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Burberry:

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Jil Sander:

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Gianfranco Ferre:

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Giorgio Armani:

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@jenndavo: Raf has done some wonderful things with color (see the s/s 08 collection) so it doesnt' surprise me that he doesn't embrace that in the fall. But I just love that he was able to salvage the glory of Jil so quickly that it once again became a financially viable brand. Well-done minimalism is necessary in this fashion world, and I hope it inspires lesser chains to minic his silhouettes, at least in some form. He does credit to the brand, unlike many other designers brought onto labels perhaps a bit too quickly (appreciate the Lars Nilsson, but perhaps not the best fit with Ferre, no?).