The Dolce & Gabbana show was named ‘Kings Angels’, and the Italian house took the theme literally by debuting what might be the most covetable accessory of AW18 – the crown (as above). There were two versions on show on the catwalk – a plush blue velvet design with gold hardware that was teamed with a jacquard suit and patchwork denim coat, and a wine-coloured version that lent a dash of regality to an otherwise casual jacquard trouser and turtleneck sweater ensemble.
Never one to be overshadowed, designer Jeremy Scott also came up with his own attention-grabbing accessory for the Moschino show, in the form of subversive-looking black latex masks and studded leather masks that almost entirely covered the faces of the models. Leather caps were also a recurring feature throughout the presentation, as well as the occasional chin strap.
Eyewear is proving to be one of the key trends at Milan this year, with several of the big Italian fashion houses taking a nostalgic and retro approach to spectacles. This proved to be the case at Dolce & Gabbana, where wire-rimmed glasses were worn in classic aviator shapes for a modern intellectual look, and teamed with sleek side partings for a dapper finish.