Sparkly sequins, silky fringe, colourful stones, elaborate embroideries and patches as well as a multitude of bold prints are the essence of Milan shop windows this spring. Ready-to-wear fashions in colourful floral prints project an exuberant mood. Shoes and accessories follow the trend. One of the most popular items is a sky-blue Gucci bag with floral embroidered patches, prominently displayed in windows and already worn by many on the street.

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Gucci’s sky blue bamboo top handle bag with embroidered patches is one of the “It” bag this season.

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A profusion of colour, print and pattern is the hallmark of Dolce & Gabbana’s retail presence in Milan.

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Happy prints carry the exuberant theme from head wraps down to shoes.


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An explosive large-scale floral print dress gets matching combat boots.

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Big, bold, translucent colourful earrings complement the print explosion in dresses.

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Stones and pearls add glamour to anything, from sunglasses to drawstring bags.

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Metallic shimmer is a key trend this season, including glitter shoes. Copper is the newest metal shade.

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Sequins add to the glam and glitz effect, from bold pendants on a colourful resin chain down to feminine t-straps