Model-Off-Duty: Street Style at Milan Fashion Week

A statement that might surprise no one: Many models who make a living by wearing clothes also have great personal style. But the “off duty” wardrobe lots of them have been known for — which was often some combination of white T-shirt and jeans — has evolved. This evolution was on display at Milan Fashion Week, where some of the most interesting looks worn by models were on the street.

That’s not to say there wasn’t memorable fashion on the runways. For his first Tom Ford collection, the designer Peter Hawkings showed short shorts that made miniskirts seem modest. Jil Sander took fringe to unexpected places, like the ankles of heeled boots. And Giorgio Armani accessorized looks with majestic bangles, which were a refreshing alternative to the friendship bracelets on wrists all over Milan (and the world) thanks to Taylor Swift.