During Milan Fashion Week (18-24 September 2018), fashion, now exempt from the classic canons of good taste and free to be bold with any contamination, presented us with a varied panorama (Gucci): feather decorations on military canvas (Marras), fringes and openwork (Byblos), sequins on gingham cotton, (Daisy Shely), jackets with beaded fringes (Elisabetta Franchi), a fire red parka with skin tight trousers with slivers of silver (Manuel Facchini)….. It looks as though the secret of success is all about being bold with contaminations. This pinwheel of special effects also saw the quiet emergence of a new desire for purity, expressed by young labels such as Come for Breakfast, with its clean, sleek contours; by start-ups such as Plan C by Carolina Castiglioni, with its essential, voluminous, and linear designs, and Unique edition, designed by Roberto Musso, with its elegant bias cuts, illuminated with square cut stones in the colours of seasonal fruits by Giulia Colussi. Thianyi Li, a graduate of Istituto Marangoni, suggests a return to a composed romantic feel. Finally, Moncler, in its Genius collection has bravely dared to embark on artistic routes with its voluminous dresses that seem to take their inspiration from the work of artist Lucy Orta.