Milan Fashion Week AW18: All checked out

Milan Fashion Week AW18: All checked out


Text: Wei Yeen Loh

Image: ImaxTree

Street style regulars showed up in a myriad of grid-like motifs this Milan Fashion Week AW18.

From the newest statement accessories to the chic-est faux fur outerwear options, street style this AW18 season has been promising and inspirational to say the least. Yesterday's roundup at Milan was a precursor of what we can expect for the remaining two weeks, with street style pundits flaunting their interpretation of the runway's latest trends in monochromatic ensembles and head-turning animal prints. Day two of Milan Fashion Week AW18, however, had a fair share of checkered motifs, spanning from windowpane checks to tartan in the form of winter coats, blazers and trousers.

We gleaned some lessons off the streets this time around, including: Pairing two different motifs that are similar in style can be executed with aplomb if you keep your outfit within the same tonal palette (look 1). But if you're feeling experimental, don a head-to-toe look in one vivid colour — try neon pink for double takes (look 2). Lastly, nothing beats a full pantsuit especially when it's in glen plaid — throw in an element of surprise with sporty separates and accessories (look 15).