SWAROVSKI OPENS MILAN FASHION WEEK WITH CRYSTAL WONDERLAND PARTY CELEBRATING #BRILLIANCEFORALL

Swarovski brand ambassador Karlie Kloss arrived at the glamorous event wearing a custom upcycled Swarovski crystal dress by Ronald van der Kemp, joining fellow Holiday campaign stars Naomi Campbell, Jourdan Dunn, Chiara Ferragni, Maye Musk, Boy George, Fei Fei Sun, Maggie Jiang, Bryanboy, Eric Rutherford and Nolan Funk.

Hosted by Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, Robert Buchbauer, at the stunning Villa Gernetto in the Milanese countryside, high profile attendees included models Alessandra Ambrosio, Martha Hunt and Shanina Shaik; Brazilian influencer Giovanna Ewbank; and Malaysian actress Neelofa.

Guests were treated to a series of musical performances from stars including award-winning Lithuanian violinist Saulė Kilaitė, Italian global opera superstar Andrea Bocelli, American singer Daya, and a DJ set from British pop icon Boy George.

Milan Fashion Week Street Style

Milan Fashion Week, the home of the chic, and the cheeky. Home to tongue-in-cheek luxury brand Moschino, the street stylers are a bit partial to a novelty accessory or two, giving even some of the classiest looks a fun, quirky finish.

My new fave, Chiara Ferragni, is looking super cool in her skinny leather dungarees. Nope, I wouldn’t go there either, but she pulls it off effortlessly, and if you do want to try your hand at this look, Designers Remix at Selfridges do have this rather snazzy pair available. Doubling up her leathers, this camel jacket adds a sophisticated edge to the look, while her Moschino teddy print jumper and scarf add some humour to her ensemble. I love that she’s kept the same tonal colours throughout – from her sunnies to her booties – keeping the overall look chic rather than comedic.

These two fashionable ladies are rocking the check trend, showing us how to do it head to toe in style. Both looks are so graphic – Anna Fasano in an ombre effect with a cosy roll neck underneath, and Italian Grazia’s Gilda Ambrosio in a bold, even grid print. Zara have a great pair of checked cigarette pants for a simple, streamlined look. I would wear these with an oversized shirt in a contrasting sized check, switching up the proportions, or clash them with spots or stripes (such as this number from Zara) for a graphic mash-up. One might think they’d deliberately co-ordinated outfits, with their green jacket cover-ups, too! Fasano has gone chic in a rich jewel tone, accessorised with glossy monochrome loafers and bag, while Ambrosio taken the grunge route with a sloppy, oversized army jacket, creating two very different vibes.

Kerryn Grady