Roopal Patel’s Top Ten Milan Runway Picks


From color-block fur to jewel-encrusted dresses, Milan's fall collections were all about luxury. "The feel is very sultry, decadent, and ornate," says Moda Operandi's fashion director Roopal Patel. "Really, it's about what the Italians do best." The emerald and plum hues, flocked velvet eveningwear, and elaborate embroidery all had a fresh, elegant feel, resulting in was a particularly dynamic Fashion Week, she says. "You really started to see the signatures of some of these houses strengthened and rising to the top as standouts," after highs and lows in New York and London. Some of her favorites: the breathtaking houndstooth sequin coat at Pucci, Bottega Veneta's twist on the LBD, and metallic gold kicks at Marni. Click ahead to see the rest of her picks from the week.