Editor's Diary: See What We Loved On Our Fourth Day At Milan Fashion Week

24 February 2014 by

Dolce & Gabbana day!

Entrance to Dolce & Gabbana show

Dolce & Gabbana's fairy tale show

Amazing! Bravo Dolce & Gabbana

A glittering finale from Dolce & Gabbana

Beautiful Marni show

Feathered coats at Marni

Marni finale

MFW: DAY 4

What a lovely day for the Roberto Cavalli show!

Mr Cavalli himself has a natter backstage pre-show

It's all about the vavavoooom backstage at Roberto Cavalli - no surprises there then

Fashion on fire backstage Roberto Cavalli

A sea of shoes Roberto Cavalli

We grab a chat with Ellie Goulding at Roberto Cavalli

It's Chezza! Our cameraman got this gorge shot of Cheryl Cole at the Roberto Cavalli show

Blogger Chiara Ferragni works Roberto Cavalli's gold jacket

Check out the smokin' set at the Roberto Cavalli show

White layers at Roberto Cavalli

Marvellous street style outside the Roberto Cavalli show

Cavalli fabulous!

Digital editor Jessica Vince takes a break after a fashion-tastic morning

Inside the Prada resee

Chevron stripes at Prada

Camel and roll necks from Ermanno Scervino

Looking good @jimmychooltd AW14

Elegant @jimmychooltd

My Bulgari and I take time out for lunch

Jil Sander

Simple in pale peppermint at Jil Sander

Jil Sander finale

Gorgeous accessories at Tod's

The flat reigns at Tod's

Checks on triple at Tod's

Chic boots from Bally

It's all about dressing down at Calvin Klein Jeans

Texture at Calvin Klein Collection

MFW DAY THREE

Strong coats at Sportmax

Luxe leopard at Sportmax

Grazia's Katherine talks through the street style trends in Milano

Next stop: the 2014 International Woolmark Prize. Let the contest begin!

Alexa Chung wears a Valentino cape dress to take her seat on the judging panel

Some wonderful wool creations hit the catwalk for the Woolmark Prize

The judges, including Frida Giannini and Franca Sozzani, reveal the winner of the Woolmark Prize

Digital Editor Jessica Vince chats to Alexa Chung about channelling Cheryl Cole on the Woolmark Prize judging panel

And the winner is... Rahul Mishra!

Name to know: Mauro Grifoni. Definitely for the Grazia girl

We loved the Western influence at Gianvito Rossi

The divine Paula Cademartori showcases her new Piaggi bag

More luxe bags from Paula Cademartori

Check out the fabulous new colour for hero style The Blade couresty of Casadei

Gorgeous booties from Casadei!

Adoring these pretty floral pouches from Furla

Grazia's katherine catches up with the King of Cannes, leopard print and party style: Mr Roberto Cavalli

Diamond checks at Tod's

Primary brights under lock and key at Armani's super chic soirée in Milan

How chic are these Armani shoes!

A parka and a polar bear at Woolrich People. Perfect.

Snuggly parkas all in a row from Woolrich People

Anna Dello Russo causes a paparazzi scrum outside the Armani show. And yes, that's the Jeremy Scott for Moschino outfit she's wearing

ADR takes a selfie outside the Emporio Armani show - whilst sitting on a Vespa

This little lady is causing paparazzi carnage outside the Emporio Armani show. Maybe they think it's JLo (it's not)

Look who's backstage at Emporio Armani: it's only Calvin Harris! The DJ says he's here for his girlfriend. Yep, that's Rita Ora

MTV's Laura Whitmore FROW'd at her first Emporio Armani show today. 'It was so exciting!' she told us

We meet Chiara Ferragni kitted out in Burberry at the Emporio Armani show. 'Wear something comfortable' is her FROW tip

We loved the mushroom-style hats at the Emporio Armani show

One of my favourite re-sees. Getting up close with Fendi's amazing accessories

In detail Fendi

Close up of Fendi's designs

Wow wow! Fendi jewellery by Delfina Delettrez

Shearling handles at Fendi

White hot boots from Fendi

Inside the Moncler world

Aw! Mummy and baby fluffy bags from Moncler

Brian Atwood fringe-tastic creations are not for shrinking violets

Georgia May Jagger in a buttoned white mini at Versace

MFW: DAY TWO

The day begins with me organising tickets for today's shows

Call it research if you want, but we've come to pay homage at the shrine of Prada

All hail the Prada bag

Look who we've bumped into: ADR herself!

A sweet gift of roses from shoe genius Gianvito Rossi inviting me to his presentation tomorrow

My outwear of choice

We get up-close and personal with Gucci's Autumn Winter 2014 collection

Gucci boots? Don't mind if we do.

Can we have this Gucci biker too please?

It was all about the gold biker with fringing at Just Cavalli. Bowie-fabulous!

There's some excellent street style here in Milano

Onto the Fendi show!

Karl works his magic for Fendi

Check out the murals at Fendi's show space

Cara Delevingne opens the Fendi show, filming through a mini Karl doll. Ha!

Fendi's fabulous finale

It's the street style queen! Anna Dello Russo arrives at Prada in her brilliant coat

Alexa Chung makes a super-chic enterance at Prada

Excitement builds as we arrive at Prada to find an orchestra pit in front of the Brit press

We adore these Prada prints

A scarlet shaggy dress hits the catwalk at Prada

A trio of Prada coats for the grand finale

Model Hanne Gaby brings her metallic magic to MFW

Now this IS exciting: Jeremy Scott's first catwalk show for Moschino - and chocolate!

Bravo Moschino! We love Jeremy Scott's first outing for the brand

Happy Meal anyone?

Moschino via McDonalds

A Jeremy Scott x Moschino phone case for everyone at the show. Hurrah!

We had a gorgeous dinner with our friends from Matches to celebrate Paula Cademartori and her amazing bags

MFW: DAY ONE

It was an early start at Heathrow this morning, I am SO not a light packer

Anna Dello Russo, chocolates and chic shoes at Gucci - MFW has begun!

What a welcome! Gucci opens Milan Fashion Week

How gorgeous is this short, sweet and crystallised frock at Gucci?

Gucci reminds us it's all about the pastel outwear

Champers o'clock! Now we're fashion week ready.

Hello Joan Smalls! We want your beanie

I'm loving the embellished coats and socks with sandals at Alberta Ferretti

Dresses were tinged with gold at Alberta Ferretti

We're obsessed with these monochrome majors in Raoul's Autumn Winter 2014 collection

There's nothing quite like a goodbye gift from Raoul

Well this makes up for missing lunch #roomserviceheaven

Our fourth day in Milan begun in the best way possible: with sunshine and a ginormous dollop of Roberto Cavalli glitz. Grazia's Executive Fashion and Beauty Director, Charlie Miller, continues to bring you the MFW experience through her eyes so click through the gallery above to see her best bits - and read on for the latest highlights...

1. The Brit line-up at Roberto Cavalli

The catwalk may have been actual fire on the Roberto Cavalli catwalk, but the front row was just as smoking. Ellie Goulding, Samantha Barks and Cheryl Cole (yeep!) arrived to take a place as the designer's VIPs and looked like full-on glamazons in their gold bling and animal print gear. After the show, we grabbed a chat with Ellie Goulding who told us, 'I just want to wear one of his dresses every single day!'. Yep, a girl after our own hearts. Watch our behind-the-scenes video here.

Roberto Cavalli front row cheryl cole

2. Gorgeous accessories at Tod's

Today we got a close-up look at the Tod's Autumn Winter 2014 collection and as well as Gorgeous accessories at the triple checks - scarf on coat on trousers - it was the divine accessories that got us drooling. First up were the monochrome bags with the boxy black and white creation being our fave. And secondly, the brand proved once again that the flat is still reigning supreme. Happy news for our aching feet.

TOD'S AUTUMN WINTER 2014

3. Fabulously flamboyant street style

While in London, it was all about looking hip and cool on the streets, here in Milan, it's nothing but exuberance. There's tons of colour, embellishments and personality to the ladies' looks - and outside the Roberto Cavalli show, the fashionistas were going full-throttle. Move aside Anna Dello Russo. Watch our round-up of the best street style here.

street style milan fashion week

4.  Prada presents a new chapter of The Iconoclasts

Also exciting is Prada's launch of a revival of its 'The Iconoclasts' project. The campaign works with top stylists to render new stylings of the label's collections, transforming Prada store boutiques with conceptual installations. For the latest installment of the project, W Magazine's fashion and style director Edward Enninful imagined Prada's Spring Summer 2014 collection in the context of the Harlem Renaissance. Enninful's stylings are installed on mannequins at Prada stores in the city with the women's store being transformed into "an imagined 1920s club – complete with glittering art-deco bar, evoking the atmosphere of Harlem." We're on our way pronto! Watch how it came to life below...

5. And finally: pizza!

You know what they say? When in Rome! Or rather Milan. Jess, Grazia's digital editor, takes a break after the Cavalli show to try the local delicacies. The verdict? Bellissimo!

All images from Instagram. Follow @CharlieGrazia on Instagram and Twitter 


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