DOUBLE EDGE

MILAN — It’s been quite a varied season so far, and in Milan, there are two distinct angles on fashion for fall. There are tough looks, often in black leather with hard, slick, even masculine lines. But some designers have also gone in a softer, more feminine direction, showing little lace frocks and babydoll dresses with puffed sleeves that would delight the most mischievous Lolita. Here, both sides now: Tom Ford’s tough, boyish look for Gucci and Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s floral microdress for Dolce & Gabbana. For more on the shows, see pages 4 to 9.