Surprising moment #1: While editors may be accustomed to this tradition, the exuberantly printed mini pillows are still a lovely treat at Etro.
Surprising moment #2: The Versace spring/summer 2019 show, a major production at Palazzo Delle Scintille, didn’t run late. Not by fashion week standards anyway.
Trendy accessory #1: Tod’s classic Gommino returns to the spotlight in spring/summer 2019 in the mule silhouette.
Trendy accessory #2: Beachside nonchalance expertly personified by the mismatched leather and cord padded slippers at Sportmax.
Trendy accessory #3: Sportmax’s seashell chokers sail from nostalgia towards the future. Nothing says next frontier like a metallic upgrade on a ‘90s staple.
Trendy accessory #4: Sheer patterned stockings — made famous by the pre-Instagram lookbook.nu stars in the 2010s — re-emerges at Versace.
Favourite look #1: Leather looks even creamier when dipped in blush dye. Just look at Tod’s rolled up T-shirt and romantic tulip skirt combination on Liu Wen.
Favourite look #2: The appearance of denim with the texture of leather at Tod’s first co-ed show; the Italian house’s know-how on hide has reached new heights.
Favourite look #3: Intense sequins play peek-a-boo at Sportmax, framed by tailored sleeveless blazer, for those working weekends. Oh and don’t forget the sea-salt tousles and bronzed cheekbones.
Favourite look #4: Colourblock nylon jackets? Okay. Colourblock nylon dress? Good. Colourblock nylon crop top by Sportmax, knotted in the front and styled over a muslin frock with tangled cords? Hells yes.
Favourite look #5: Relaxed summer suiting a la Etro is done with perforated paisley needlework, drawstring bottoms, scarf bandeau and a fishnet hat.
Favourite look #6: Opaque tights as pants? We don’t recommend trying this at home without expert supervision but it does make for interesting visual at Versace in this head-to-toe kaleidoscope.
Favourite look #7: They say romance is complicated right? This Versace mummy (the Egyptian practice, not your mother) dress is an intricate testament to the cliché, what with the multiple straps, brooch-ed belt and print collage.