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Fri, 20 Jan 2012 07:19:58 GMT | By Gqindia.com

7 style tips from Milan Fashion Week

Seven of the best designers share the secret of pulling off catwalk looks in real life


7 style tips from Milan Fashion Week

We've seen a lot of new trends coming down the runway at this year's Men's Fashion Week Milan, but the tricky part is figuring out which of these trends we can actually pull off - and which will be totally forgotten about before the summer is even over. We decided to go to the source for some advice, and asked seven of our favourite designers for their tips for the new fashion season.

1. Sergio Corneliani: Double-breasted jacket
According to Corneliani's design team, seeing double will be the answer to all your style struggles. That means wearing double-breasted jackets anytime, any place. And not just in a fancy way. Sergio said you can also go for a more sporty look, by pairing up your double-breasted jacket with hybrid pants.

2. Pierfrancesco Gilgiotti: Studs
It's time to get in touch with your inner punk with some good studded accessories, says Frankie Morello's design guru. It can be anything from bags to shoes - as long as it's studded, you can be sure you're on top of your game.

3. Maurizio Modica: Leather backpack
Frankie Morello's other half, Maurizio, told us that looking like a stud is not just about wearing studs. He says a leather backpack is also a way of being the most dapper man in town.

4. Ermanno Scervino: Argyle
Looking as Ivy League as possible is the hottest thing in fashion, says Ermanno Scervino. He says argyle prints as the one new trend to hang on to, and the preppy feature was a staple of his Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collection.

5. Massimo Nicosia: Penny loafer
Nicole Farhi menswear designer Massimo Nicosia, who has traveled to India to learn the art of kantha embroidery, mentioned classic penny loafers as a men's must-have item. In the Nicole Farhi collection the loafer made several appearances, varying from black to midnight blue
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6. Dean Caten: Layering
Dsquared2's Dean Caten is convinced that (thin) layering is the answer to dressing smart. He also suggests going for a neo-classical look when trying out layering.

7. Dan Caten: Men's clutch
Love it or hate it - the fact remains that clutches are still dominating the Milan runways, and Dean Caten's twin brother Dan is all for it. He says the man bag is one of the main accessories to look out for this year, and we agree

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