After London, it was Milan’s turn to host men’s fashion week, showcasing collections for spring and summer 2014.
The muscle patch was the leitmotif of Donnatella Versace’s collection, with models plastered with fluorescent strips. The patch patterns were repeated on T-shirts, shorts, jackets and trousers.
New Dolce & Gabbana face footballer Lionel Messi was among the celebrities in Milan.
Like D&G themselves, Messi’s been in the news for tax-related reasons – this week the Barcalona player paid 13 million dollars in back taxes to the Spanish government.
While Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been sentenced to jail for one year and eight months for tax evasion.
The pair deny the charges and have appealed.
But there was no mention of anything as mundane as money in Milan, rather the design duo continued their Sicilian theme with prints of temples and country scenes, three-piece suits, drawstring trousers and Bermuda shorts.