Top 20 Spring ’13 Looks from Milan

Florals and future-chic looks were trending on Milan's Spring '13 runways.

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For spring, Italian designers seemed to find inspiration in the swinging '60s. Gucci's hot pink pantsuit with flared sleeves looked like the kind of thing you'd expect to find in Twiggy's closet circa '66.
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Similarly, Prada's floral-embellished cocoon coats had a '60s housewife look, while open-toe metallic platform booties added a distinctly modern touch.
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Another look at Prada's elaborate floral-embroidered cocoon coats.
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Moschino took '60s mod to new extremes with bold, geometric-print mini dresses with contrasting white piping, metallic strappy shoes and white bug-eye shades.
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Luxe embellishments were also trending in Milan, where Alberta Ferretti showed this unusual peach silk confection finished in pearly sequins and what appeared to be a torn piece of netting.
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At Versace, swishy gold fringe was rendered onto itty-bitty mini dresses finished with waist-cinching metallic belts.
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Max Mara's luxe take on bohemian style consisted of moody floral shirtdresses juxtaposed against exotic animal prints.
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Marni took a punchier apprach to spring florals, executing tropical-looking scribbled motifs in bright shades of orange, papaya and coral.
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Etro worked in a similar color palette for Spring 2013, rendering silky, exotic-looking separates in romantic floral patterns.
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For a moodier take on the floral trend, Bottega Veneta finished a faded-looking flower textile with jet-black beadwork in a lattice pattern.
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Dolce & Gabbana stuck with its Renaissance-era inspirations for Spring 2013, offering up dramatic separates printed with colorful art works.
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Blumarine put a sexy twist on the floral trend by rendering girly flower patterns onto whisper-thin silks in a pale, pastel palette.
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Futuristic prints were also in abundant supply on the Milan catwalks, including Fendi's mesmerizing pixel print, which—upon closer inspection—takes on an almost three-dimensional quality.
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Missoni updated its signature zig-zag patterns by sticking to bold geometric shapes and strong colors, like this bold blue and turquoise tunic.
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Jil Sander's sleek, minimalist looks felt exactly right for spring. Here, a simple burgundy coat with cropped red trousers and a matching maroon loafer.
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Pucci stepped away from his over-the-top prints for spring by offering pared-down jumpsuits and evening gowns in stark white.
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Aquilano Rimondi's structured boustier dresses felt like the perfect combination of Betty Paige and Edie Sedgwick, rendered in bright, attention-grabbing colors and patterns.
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Ferragamo's dramatic python separates—like this asymmetrical moto jacket with a double collar—were undeniably luxe, yet edgy enough for a city sidewalk.
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Armani's futuristic spring ensembles looked as though they walked out of an episode of "Star Trek," from basket-weave tops and digital print skirts to the peculiar, balanced chapeaus.
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Gianfranco Ferre demonstrated expert tailoring for spring, working with stark black and white looks like this strapless jumpsuit in clean, immaculate silhouettes.
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