This Was Milan Fashion Week’s Biggest Trend For Spring 2019

Pantone has yet to release its color palette for 2019, but come next month, we’re betting that one of them will include a highlighter hue.

A number of brands showed extreme neon looks at Milan Fashion Week, from head to toe, igniting the trend forecasting that blindingly bright colors will be the big trend for spring ’19.

Here are 10 brands that fueled the neon fire in Milan:


The brand was the talk of the town — for its Michael Kors acquisition rumors and sartorially for its clash course in printed dresses, jackets and stockings with neon block heels.

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A neon orange silk dress and matching sandals at Versace spring ’19.
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Highlighter yellow block heel sandals at Versace.
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Blame it on Miuccia:  The designer’s fall ’18 kicked off the trend back in February with a sporty, highlighter hued collection that was all over street style stars in Milan. There were also hints of the colors in the eclectic spring ’19 collection, though more sparingly used.

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Prada’s tie-dyed neon skirt with knee socks and Mary Janes.
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Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani

Neon was all over the Armani brand — even the typically subdued Giorgio Armani collection. At Emporio, there was plenty of lime green, which paired with a cobalt blue.

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Emporio Armani’s lime green looks from spring ’19.
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Giorgio Armani’s Pepto pink ensemble for spring ’19.
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Alexandre Birman

The Brazilian designer opted to show in Italy to debut its new Milan showroom, where there were plenty of orange, pink and lime green sandals and pool-friendly slides.

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Alexandre Birman’s neon pool slides for spring ’19.
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Jeremy Scott’s spring ’19 collection told the narrative of a collection assembled on the fly, and he “drew” on everything with bright markers, including white pumps.

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Scribbled pink at Moschino’s spring ’19 show.
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The heritage footwear brand eschewed its usual browns for electric oranges and yellows.

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An orange lace-up pump from Santoni spring ’19.
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The Italian heritage sportswear brand infused its many streetwear looks with pops of bright color.

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Neon accents at Iceberg spring ’19.
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For its first-ever runway show, the Italian sportswear brand introduced brightly colored anoraks (which it paired with heels instead of sneakers).

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A neon anorak at Fila spring ’19.
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Giambattista Valli alum Nicola Brognano showed couture-like outerwear for spring ’19, including bright yellow PVC coats and tops.

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A yellow PVC top at Brognano spring ’19.
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Emerging designer Anna Young had lots of on-trend neon at her spring ’19 showing, which she mixed to perfection.

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A mixture of neons at Annakiki spring ’19.
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Anna Molinari infused a dose of neon sportswear like sports bras, satin cargo pants and of-the-moment biker shorts into her spring ’19 collection.

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Sporty neon touches at Blumarine spring ’19.
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Neon bike shorts backstage at Blumarine.
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Daizy Shely

Israeli designer Daizy Shely wasn’t shy about bringing highlighter hues into her spring ’19 collection.

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Pink and orange neon in sequins and brocade at Daisy Shely spring ’19.
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