There was a clean simplicity to the clothes that came down the runways during the recent Fall 2014 shows at Milan men’s fashion week, as demonstrated by The Last Magazine fashion director Alastair McKimm’s top ten looks. Italo Zucchelli offered up stripped-down, oversized outerwear at Calvin Klein that hinted at some of the house’s iconic Nineties collections. Gucci’s Frida Giannini went even further into the past, pulling from the Swinging London scene of the Sixties with a rich, dusty palette and smooth lines. Paul Surridge reached for a similar look at Z Zegna, with Modish suits cut trim and cropped short. Stefano Pilati brought a very modern urbanity to his uncomplicated designs at brother line Ermenegildo Zegna. The team at Jil Sander delivered the sort of sharp suiting and sportswear expected from the house, even with the founder once again dearly departed. Dean and Dan Caten found inspiration for their forceful DSqaured collection in the penitentiary system. Silvia Venturini Fendi sent her handsome, crisp looks down a runway of goat fur. Neil Barrett worked with a strong outerwear component, with ombré effects and textured leather. Tomas Maier’s engaging looks at Bottega Veneta raised the bar for sweatpants with his signature sophistication and sense of artistic luxury. And Miuccia Prada’s designs had a new simplicity and purity the designer said came from her growing fascination with experimental theater.

For more looks, see our best picks from Paris Fashion Week and London Fashion Week.

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Left: Prada Right: Z Zegna