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Milan Fashion Week Heats Up with Fiery Street Style

Milan Fashion Week was a hotbed for street style looks that were “fire” in both the literal and slang sense.

Fashion week goers mimicked one of the hottest trends on the Fall/Winter 19-20 runway—orange—by punctuating their current season cold weather looks with the fiery color.

Safety orange was a natural choice for technical outerwear with a streetwear spirit. Bright orange puffer coats were seen paired with other emerging trends like high neck knits and men’s ’90s-inspired jewelry.

Prada, which helped put ’90s-era fire motifs back on the radar in 2018 by reissuing its iconic flame wedge sandal, was represented. The Italian brand’s orange wool coat was a popular statement piece for men, paired with both matching orange shorts and loose, wide wale rust-colored corduroy.

Monochromatic red/orange popped against accents of blue. Orange was also woven into mixed plaids and Versace-inspired chain prints.

Kitschy flame-printed tops returned, worn nonchalantly under classic bomber jackets. Orange industrial belts by designer to watch, Heron Preston, were knotted over men’s top coats in surprising ways. Orange socks peeked from under trousers, while the juicy color was a popular option for women’s leather handbags.

Expect to see the color carry into Fall/Winter 19-20 in even bolder ways, including windbreakers, ski-inspired outerwear and suiting.

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