by Alexander Fury .

Milan Menswear A/W 2011 - Day 1

A shot of our fashion week invites is something of a ritual these days - but the week's schedule is so breakneck that I've already attended three of the shows featured. Today, we've already seen collections from a clutch of big-guns: Dolce e Gabbana's re-imagining of Bryan Ferry's lounge-lizard chic, Raf Simon's reinvention of proportion at Jil Sander, and Christopher Baily reworking the trench coat once again for Burberry Prorsum. I haven't quite finished reviewing that one yet, and as if to punish my tardiness, Mr Bailey and co. are already selling the A/W 2011 Prorsum line via the Burberry website. Well, all those waterproof layers and warm lining are just the thing you need for British summertime, so it's good to stock up while you can. Later this evening, our final show is Roberto Cavalli - a good old-fashioned dose of hot-blooded Italian machismo to round off our opening day in Milan.