Following Gucci's lunchtime show, Alberta Ferretti was the next big designer name on day one of the Milan Fashion Week schedule.
Flashes of lime, violet and scarlet broke up the otherwise monochrome colour palette, but the beauty of this show was all in the detail. Scalloped velvet skirts, beautiful lace embroidery and bejewelled pumps made this collection all the more desirable.
There was a catwalk full of colour over at Kristina T's show too. Hot pants in leather, fur and check print were teamed with vibrant sweaters and belted shirts but the highlight had to be a knitted bodycon with a patchwork-effect in Iris blue.
And balaclavas with heart-shaped cut-outs? Agatha Ruiz de la Prada had those covered, along with daisy-shaped skirts and models dressed in boxes (just your average show).
As for day two, it's already under way. Max Mara kicked things off on Thursday morning with their signature outwear styles in tan, grey and yellow. Oversized lapels? It's the only way to do casual chic (and stay cosy) next season and are those trainers we spy? Looks like our feet might be getting a break from heels for A/W. Hurrah!