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Stunning pictures from Milan Fashion Week

  • Block party

    Models at Fendi took to the catwalk in identical razor-cut black wigs, wearing sheer creations in block colours overlaid with subtle graphic prints. (Photo: AFP)

  • Top marks for Karl

    Fendi's creative director Karl Lagerfeld - who also heads up the French house, Chanel - and designer Silvia Fendi acknowledge the audience's applause at the end of the show. (Photo: Getty Images)

  • Club tropicana

    Canadian designers Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2 presented a theatrical collection inspired by exotic holidays of the 1950s. (Photo: Getty Images)

  • Top hats

    DSquared2's collection featured hourglass shapes, retro beachwear and striking oversized sunhats. (Photo: EPA)

  • Orange order

    Luminous oranges have appeared on the runways in the shows of Max Mara (left), DSqaured2 (centre) and Paola Frani (right). (Photos: Getty Images/ Rex Features)

  • Fade to grey

    Elsewhere in Max Mara's collection, the palette was more subdued, with creations in white, grey and the faintest shades of cream, beige and silver. (Photo: EPA)

  • Multiple exposure

    Photographer Vittorio Zunino Celotto uses digital processing to give an alternative view of the Alberta Ferretti show on Wednesday. (Photo: Getty Images)

  • Fun in the sun

    Italian designer Alberta Ferretti's collection features multicoloured embroidery, chiffon and scattered floral prints. The designer says she is "influenced by the vision of countries where the culture of sunshine shapes the culture of life." (Photos: Getty Images/Rex Features)

  • Head mistress

    Anna Molinari, designer for Blugirl, gives instructions backstage before the fashion house's show on Wednesday. (Photo: Getty Images)

  • Shine of the times

    At Gucci, Frida Giannini took sportswear as a starting point to create a collection featuring iridescent colours, lurex and mesh.(Photo: AFP)