Mood board: Marco De Vincenzo is quickly shaping up to be not just Milan’s most promising next generation designer, but one of its best talents all together. De Vincenzo plays effortlessly in the big leagues with his razor sharp focus on incredible craft and beautifully executed workmanship - not to mention a very modern edge that comes into focus with a very sophisticated style.

Best in show: There were over 15 standout looks in this show but the opening trio of coats, jackets and dresses - shimmering in a shower of tiny PVC strips painted to create a dégradé effect - was nothing short of sensational. The clothes came to life, floating serenely like aquatic plants. De Vincenzo carried this theme through on white tunics and matching pants that shimmered as the models walked on by.

Finishing touches: Original touches popped up everywhere, especially on the footwear that was covered with mounds of fuzzy pastel angora fur and with heels that resembled stacked rays of the rainbow. Also intriguing were the flat shoes with pastel woven leather uppers and delicate black ankle straps.