It would seem that a desire for adventure in far away places inspired Milan’s designers this season, as their collections were filled with ‘Orientalist’ clichés and stereotypes. Moorish ornaments, Chinoiseries, Japanese prints, African motifs and New Spain memories expressed their search for ‘otherness’.

The Latin American and Caribbean heritage was a favorite theme.

To begin with, Norwegian-born designer Peter Dundas for Emilio Pu...

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