Surprising moment #1: Nº21 brought back the best and the worst of the noughties. The best: puffy cap sleeve dresses in satin. The bad: PVC stillettos so high, several models wobbled down the runway in them. Ouch.
Surprising moment #2: The Moncler 2.0 presentation came and went...without any clothes in the event space. Presented entirely in 2D (note the parallels) seven rooms were lined with screens looping visuals of models dressed in the label's SS19 line-up.
Trendy accessory #1: The next-gen sock boot is tall, peep-toed, and held vertical via spandex, as seen at Jil Sander.
Trendy accessory #2: Backpacks shed their back-to-school baggage when constructed in neon feathers. Nº21's runway soundtrack of "Party Girl" by Michelle Gurevich makes a lot of sense now.
Trend accessory #3: At a glance, these look like pants. But really, they are Max Mara leather pant leg socks, pulled up and fastened on the side. The 2000s are back for good.
Trend accessory #4: Top handle bags are all the rage right now. Jil Sander adds functionality to fashion with shoulder straps on the side, a little trick that's sure to be copied.
Favourite look #1: We never thought the words 'Jil Sander' would ever coexist with 'bubble skirt' yet here we are, bearing witness to all the femininity it can offer without the saccharine endings.
Favourite look #2: Jil Sander moves the button fastenings of a traditional blazer dress from the décolleté to the spine, creating the illusion of a garment worn backwards. Also, the Japanese style wedge sandals is a yes with half-sheet socks.
Favourite look #3: We hope Nº21 doesn't take offense that we're cementing this outfit as garbage chic of the highest order. This is how you reclaim what it means to be 'trashy' in 2019.
Favourite look #4: Pink is the new (gender) neutral, especially when a Nº21 mini dress in the shocking hue comes with bust-enhancing ruching and unexpected utilitarian pockets.
Favourite look #5: Good girls make sure the straps on their dresses stay put. Bad girls don't care — at least according to Nº21.
Favourite look #6: Muted monochromes aplenty at Max Mara, but it was this sunshine statement, complete with Bermuda shorts, that woke us up at 10am.
Favourite look #7: Ruffles and sheer gloves at Max Mara add texture without the weight, perfect for spring/summer 2019.