I'm a Stylist, and I Think These 3 Trends Are Going to Take Off

When super-stylist and creative director Soki Mak said she'd be happy to report from Milan Fashion Week for us, we jumped at the chance for her to take over our Instagram Stories and share her feedback on what stood out from the shows. Not only does Mak have the most incredible personal style (and her followers on Instagram can certainly attest to that), but her aesthetic is molto fabulous, which makes her the very best person to decipher the key trends from the city that is known for it's "extra" ways. If there's a glam look to be had, she'll spy it from a mile off. From styling MAC campaigns to furnishing music stars such as 2 Chainz in more bling than you can shake a stick at, no detail is left unturned. 

Mak is a big supporter of independent brands, so as well as the big names—think Gucci—she also has great insight into the burgeoning names on Milan's roster. Diesel, for example, is having a major moment thanks to the introduction of Y/Projects' Glenn Martens at the creative helm.


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On Mak: Juun.J outfit; Jimmy Choo shoes

"Moschino was hands down the most theatrical show of fashion week—perfectly suited and needed in Milan," says Mak. "My favourite show of the week would have to be Ambush. She always delivers, and if you're looking for the coolest crowd in Milan, that's where they will be. And the most exhilarating show I attended was Roberto Cavalli—the energy and adrenaline from that show is why we spend all our hard-earned money flying into Milan!"


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On Mak: Huishan Zhang dress; Sorcha O'Raghallaigh bag; D'Accori shoes

Below, Mak recaps for us on the top three trends to come out of Milan Fashion Week's autumn runways, and we've added a few handy shopping suggestions should you want to jump on these looks before A/W 22.


"The first trend that I've noticed throughout this season has been the use of bright colours in luxury fabrics. COVID has given designers that much-needed time to focus and reset. It's almost like everyone has come out of hibernation with a bang, giving it everything they have. With less-traditional fashion week parties, there is an utter focus on the entire production of the clothing and the show. There is an opulency to the textiles and an amazing attention to detail throughout." — Mak


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Moschino's luxe reds came in everything from quilted satin to leather coats.


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Etro's bohemian looks included plush pink velvets.


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Bottega Veneta's purple leather-and-fringe skirt was popular on Instagram.


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Roberto Cavalli's combination of plush velvet with leopard felt fresh.

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"Pulling out all the stops with tweeds, leather, knits… each fashion house gave its own interpretation on how we should be wearing a suit. Take notes from Gucci's Adidas collaboration on how to look cool, comfy and rich as hell all in the one go. Oversized suits, or trying out suede or leather versions. PS: Don't forget your oversized faux-fur coat." — Mak


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Gucci's range of suits for autumn 2022 is second to none.


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Of course, Versace's suits were ultra sassy.


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Dolce & Gabbana paired leggings and heels with tailored blazers.

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"With the success of Diesel with Glenn Martens on board, we see a trend in reinventing the Y2K or noughties sex appeal. Low-rise denim, shaggy oversized coats, satin boots and extreme miniskirts. Blumarine continued with the throwback references with low-rise skirts and Mariah Carey–style butterfly tops. It seems the pelvic pant was a prominent feature on the runway… Megan Fox, where are you?" — Mak


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Diesel's shaggy jacket is going to be highly documented next season.


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As is Prada's simple white vest top!


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Ambush's many all-black looks made a major impact.


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Blumarine can't get enough of the low-rise trouser.

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Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and MatchesFashion.com, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits.

Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.