Safari shorts suits that put the kitsch into Lord Kitchener

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Safari shorts suits that put the kitsch into Lord Kitchener

And eight other style lessons from Milan Fashion Week

Lisa Armstrong and Caroline Leaper

Hybrid dresses, anything-but-basic basics, and a surprising new hue worn top to toe: these are the highlights from the front row at Milan Fashion Week.        

Fine knits

These are such a useful backbone in every wardrobe that most designers forget to show them on the catwalk. Some forget to design them. Not Miuccia Prada. Knits have been a foundation of her business – always there, somewhere, in her stores. This time she put them centre stage in pale, steely shades (Ferragamo favoured this tack too), while Gucci’s popped in the brightest of bright greens and scarlet. Basic? Yes. Boring? No...

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