The COVID-19 crisis has upended the global fashion month calendar, but Milan’s lineup of IRL collections felt like a slight return to normalcy. Several of the city’s biggest names held in-person shows, and models flew in for the opportunity to walk for brands like Versace, Fendi, and Valentino. The schedule may have been familiar, but street style took a different tack for attendees and off-duty models. This season it isn’t enough to be photographed in a borrowed designer outfit; safety must also be paramount. For spring/summer 2021’s style nomads, masks were a must-have accessory. No one pulled the look off better than Hailey Bieber. Arriving mid-week with best friend, Kendall Jenner, Bieber took in the city’s ambiance in expertly styled looks, each of which featured a facial covering.
Though she breezed into Malpensa Airport on Friday wearing a magenta version of Balenciaga’s ‘Boxy’ overcoat and enjoyed lunch with Jenner on Saturday while decked out in a print-heavy Maison Margiela blazer, Bieber’s best look was her simplest. Spotted on Sunday, taking a selfie in front of her Versace billboard, she wore an essential item from its fall/winter 2020 collection. Her leather trench detailed with metal rings would have been appealing on its own, but paired with Agolde’s jet black jeans, spiked stilettos, and a wealth of gold necklaces from Fallon and the understated coat became a statement piece. Bieber kept the black and gold theme going with a face mask from AKINGS and a pair of Versace sunglasses with a blingy Medusa head logo.