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Milan Fashion Week: Versace offers daring masculinity; Dolce & Gabbana go elegant

Updated : 2019-01-13 17:44:00

By now, the two Milan Fashion Weeks dedicated to menswear have transformed themselves into platforms for co-ed shows and up-and-coming brands beyond the menswear stalwarts.

The little more than three days of previews for next fall and winter that launched Friday evening include 52 collections in 27 runway shows and 25 presentations. Eleven brands are showing mixed men's and women's collections during the less hectic week dedicated to male apparel. While menswear tends to create less of a spectacle than the womens' wear shows, the lines still carry bottom-line weight. Italian menswear registered a turnover of 9.5 billion euros last year, a 1.5 percent increase over 2017.

A model wears a creation as part of the Billionaire men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
A model wears a creation as part of the Billionaire men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
A model wears a creation part of the Ermenegildo Zegna men's Spring-Summer 2019 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
A model wears a creation part of the Ermenegildo Zegna men's Spring-Summer 2019 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
Models wear creations as part of the Ermenegildo Zegna men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Models wear creations as part of the Ermenegildo Zegna men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
A model wears a creation as part of the Dolce & Gabbana men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, that was presented in Milan. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
A model wears a creation as part of the Dolce & Gabbana men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, that was presented in Milan. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
A model wears a creation as part of the Dolce & Gabbana men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, that was presented in Milan. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
A model wears a creation as part of the Dolce & Gabbana men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, that was presented in Milan. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Models wear creations as part of the Dolce & Gabbana men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, that was presented in Milan. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Models wear creations as part of the Dolce & Gabbana men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, that was presented in Milan. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Models wear creations as part of the Versace men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, that was presented in Milan. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Models wear creations as part of the Versace men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, that was presented in Milan. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Models wear creations as part of the Versace men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, that was presented in Milan. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Models wear creations as part of the Versace men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, that was presented in Milan. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
A model wears a creation as part of the Versace men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, that was presented in Milan. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
A model wears a creation as part of the Versace men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, that was presented in Milan. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Models wear creations as part of the Billionaire men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Models wear creations as part of the Billionaire men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
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