One of the enduring images of Milan Fashion Week was a wryly smiling Cara Delevingne delicately holding a miniature bag resembling creative director Karl Lagerfeld. Her large fur hood was a signature look in a collection described by Lagerfeld as brutal and poetic. Fur was reworked as cuffs; it dripped from single shoulders and was worn as a stole, fastened with chunky leather and shiny buckles. It was used as embellishment for tops, dresses and coats with animal prints and even stripes. Patchwork was also popular and was camouflage-like in muted colours. Skirts were sporty or romantic, worn mid-thigh or long. Outerwear was bomber jackets in tweed and patent leather. The tough fabrics were softened by delicate orchids on shoulders—combining the brutal and the poetic, just as Lagerfeld intended.