Milan Fashion Week continued Thursday for the second day with mostly womenswear previews for next spring and summer under a steady rain.
Here are some scenes as Milan designers try to keep the focus on warm weather:
TOM FORD RETURNS TO MILAN ROOTS
Peter Hawkings has come full circle, making his runway debut as creative director of the Tom Ford brand Thursday in Milan, where he started working with Ford at Gucci 25 years ago.
Fashionistas entered the Tom Ford world through plush, champagne-colored carpet, beckoning luxury.
Models trod comfortably on stiletto heels, showing leg in shorts worn with tailored jackets, revealing their form in clingy, floor sweeping dresses, and fully inhabiting sexy velvet suits with silken shirts with the trademark Tom Ford plunging neckline.
Hawkings freely acknowledged that his design codes owe a lot to the 25 years he worked alongside Ford, who passed the torch last April. "The design ethos is ingrained in me,'' he said backstage.