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Agnona: Creative director Daniela Cattaneo’s luxurious collection featured enough of the house’s signature double-faced cashmere to ensure the soft life all through the winter. Check out the great velvet suits in a cashmere-cotton blend and sweet double-breasted coats in heathered lilacs and roses.

Belstaff: You don’t have to be a Harley babe to wear Belstaff. In its first runway show, the venerable Italian-owned British brand sent out its signature belted biker jackets in washed leathers, English tweeds and high-tech performance fabrics.

Daks: Their first time in Milan, design duo Tiziano Mazzilli and Louise Michielsens mixed British tartans with python prints, and played with contrasting shapes such as skintight pants and roomy coats.

Allegri: In their second collection for Allegri, Filip Arickx and An Vandevorst looked East, molding samurai shapes into fitted parkas with built-in vests for modern body protection.

Byblos: The design team delivered sparkling metallic dresses and a slew of cropped pants under lean knits in a kaleidoscope of colors.

This story first appeared in the February 25, 2005 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.