View Slideshow

From rarefied luxury to cool functionality, the Milan fall collections presented an array of options for girls of many tastes. <

Brioni’s tag line is “to be one of kind,” and the Italian luxury label delivered with silvery chinchilla capes and shimmery georgette silk skirts that were as elegant as they were opulent.

Loro Piana, known for its outstanding men’s wear fabrics, cut them into feminine power suits this season. A new small leather goods collection and intricately woven cashmere sweaters are rich and classic.

Neil Barrett’s washed buffalo bombers, cropped shearling jackets and collarless silk shirts offered terrific alternatives for hipster girls too cool for prim.

Exté’s Eighties’ disco queen revival was anchored on hourglass silhouettes, leggings, sexy stilettos and fur galore.

Trussardi’s tartan coats trimmed in mink or piped in suede and a great, cropped crocodile jacket shown over suede breeches were the top looks in the collection.

This story first appeared in the February 28, 2005 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.