If you're on the outside looking in (or really, if you're on the inside too), it might feel like the entire industry can't stop talking about Gucci. And, that's probably true. The Alessandro Michele effect is very much real — and no designer in recent memory has gone from practically unknown name to igniting an entire revolution in such a short amount of time. But the Italian creative director's influence hasn't just been seen on the runway. It's infiltrated the street style scene completely — and no place has that been more evident than, of course, at Milan Fashion Week.
One look at the slideshow ahead, and you'll see exactly what we mean: Countless outfits have Michele's name written all over them. But this is Italy, after all — where the roots of houses like Gucci, Fendi, and Prada run deep. And for these women, it's about taking the items from these legacy brands and making them their own. Here's how they do it.