Milan is by far the sexiest and most risque fashion capital. I think for me, Italian fashion means extremely well tailored clothing that fits your body as if it were second skin. Rich colors and brights prints are an Italian staple. Just think Versace with murderous cocktail dresses that skim the body perfectly. Roberto Cavalli makes gaudy chic. Dolce and Gabbana's bustier dress really sums up Italian fashion for me, as does a mini Pucci dress or scarf paired with over sized sunglasses. The main things to take from the Italians is that it's all in the fit, don't be scared of prints (but make sure they are luxe), and last but not least head to toe black, navy, plum or any midnight shade for that matter is a very fabulous thing.