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Fashions from the Moschino men's ready to wear fashion show in Milan.

Offering the sartorial equivalent of a “staycation,” some fall collections dealt with the glum reality by heading the other direction. Gucci creative director Frida Giannini set the way-back machine for the 1980s — the skinny ties, black and white geometric patterns and bright purples and electric blues made the House of Gucci seem like the luxury-brand equivalent of Benjamin Button, getting younger as it ages. Moschino and Dsquared both screen-printed boutonnieres onto lapels — bright red blooms at Dsquared and white roses at Moschino — that took the photo-realistic printing a step further and created the jacket lapels that graced a sport coat. Another model ambled by wearing a navy blue pullover sweater with a pen and glasses woven into the nonexistent breast pocket. — Adam Tschorn Pictured: Moschino for fall-winter 2009, Milan More in Image: • Milan men's shows spotlight comfort, nostalgia • Milan Fashion Week: Blanket statements • Milan Fashion Week: Sweater style • Milan Fashion Week: Surreal styles • Milan Fashion Week: Playing to your strength • All the Rage: Milan Fashion Week coveragePeter Stigter