MILAN — As the final countdown of what will make it down the runways gets under way, WWD asked a crop of top designers and brands to share the season’s must-have look or their collections’ overall mood. New printing or knitting techniques; navy blue pleated trousers; contrasting elements and reinventing the classics have emerged as highlights heading into the Milan men’s shows that kick off Saturday. But since all work and no play make for a dull fashion pack, designers also suggested their favorite, off-the-beaten-track spots, from cozy watering holes to edgy shops.
MISSONI Angela Missoni The anchor piece: A moss stitchknitted suit with a blazer that features a multistitch jacquard panel.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"