Milan’s ready-to-wear fashion extravaganza kicked off on Wednesday with shows from homegrown favorites Paola Frani, Mila Schön, Simonetta Ravizza, Francesco Scognamiglio and internationally acclaimed brands Gucci, Prada, Elena Miro, Alberta Ferretti and John Richmond.

Milan Fashion Week SS2013 highlights
At Milan Fashion Week (L-R): Spring/Summer 2013 lines of Prada, Alberta Ferretti, Gucci and John Richmond

From “aristographic” Japanese inspiration to dreamy aquatic gowns, here’s the Spring/Summer 2013 highlights of the ongoing Milan Fashion Week.