Ten days, 242 shows and presentations, thousands of editors, almost as many Beyonce sightings and far too many glasses of prosecco . . . It was business as usual during Milan fashion week, the semi-annual showcase of what's new, what's hot and what's not to be touched with somebody else's Bottega Veneta bag. Here, everything you need to know about everything that matters for next spring/summer. Happy birthday to . . . The mischievous house of Moschino: after 20 years of trying, it still has not managed to 'stop the fashion system' but knows how to throw a great party (the trapeze artists helped). And a big shout out to Missoni (above) for 40 years in the business, the best of which were highlighted in a retrospective fashion show that left the most hardened editors - and competitors including Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana and Carla Fendi - all misty eyed. The divas and the duchess A slow week of celebrity-spotting climaxed at the Versus/Versace show, where Mariah Cary and Beyonce Knowles (below) - the season's official front-row floosie - looked ready for a walk-off over which diva was more divine. There was less fanfare for Saffron Burrows, who looked lovely at Giorgio Armani, but Monica Bellucci made pulses race at Dolce & Gabbana. That show was also attended by new catwalk convert, and former dolci fanatic, Sarah Ferguson. Best in show Go straight to style.com for next season's sell-outs from Prada, below left, (great tie-dye knits and fun '50s silhouettes), Gucci, right, (it's all about those jackets), Miu Miu (because it will make you wish you could carry off jodhpurs), Roberto Cavalli's ode to Cher (for sheer kitsch appeal), centre, D&G's calendar girls (below right) and Jil Sander, which saw the return of its namesake after a three-year absence. Climbing the chart: Christopher Bailey's high-style summer collection for Burberry. Hip-hop Sarah 'Dolce & Gabbana have really embraced me since I lost weight. The clothes are for real women, not just models, and my kids think I'm really trendy that I'm here wearing Dolce & Gabbana. They call me hip-hop mom.' Sarah Ferguson on weight watchers Dolce & Gabbana in WWD Get on the list for . . . Next season's most-wanted accessories, from Tod's tiny, Tootsie Roll-shaped Candy bag in gold snakeskin, to Bottega Veneta's beautiful intrecciato bracelets fashioned from silver, leather and Macassar wood. Shoe designer Brian Atwood, who is also responsible for Versace's footwear, had one of the most interesting presentations of fashion week: contortionists, flown in from Cologne, were literally bending over backwards for his feminine pumps. Also in demand: Stephane Marais' limited-edition cosmetics case for Pucci, Gucci's silk-wrapped stilettos (left) with rose-gold bamboo heels, Prada's high-heeled Teva sandals for stylish trekkers and, for those who prefer road trips, a matte-gold Mercedes-Benz with moss-coloured tyres that was designed by Giorgio Armani. Overheard at the shows Crazy in Love by Beyonce (left) remixed at Armani and Versace; Moby at Ferragamo; Sinead O'Connor's medley for Gianfranco Ferre; Nico's Come Rain Or Come Shine at Dolce & Gabbana; Primal Scream and Surf Punk at D&G; Elton John at Prada; Kings of Leon at Gucci; The Rolling Stones' Angie at Burberry; tribal music thumping at Fendi. Top trends Pile on the prints (as demonstrated by Dolce & Gabbana, Pucci (left), Roberto Cavalli and Moschino), be they feminine florals, pop art, graphic or retro. Crank up the colour, from soft pastels (Burberry, Ferragamo) to shades that require eye protection (Versace, right). Take a trip in ensembles inspired by places such as Venice (circa 1955 at Prada) and Timbuktu (via Venice Beach, Guatemala, the Scottish highlands and Shibuya at D&G). Grow up - tricks were not for kids at Gucci, Giorgio Armani and even Miu Miu, where Miuccia Prada showed one of her most mature collections to date. And don't skimp on the Swarovski: crystals, diamante and rhinestones are all over next season's evening wear from Dolce & Gabbana (centre) and Gucci. Girls, girls, girls Kate Moss (right) made a welcome return to the runway at Burberry, where she walked her first show since giving birth to baby girl Lila. Diamond card-carrying supermodel Linda Evangelista (left) logged more runway miles at Versace, while Amber Valetta played at being a front-row fashion editor for American Vogue (as did Stephanie Seymour in New York, Claudia Schiffer in London and Stella Tenant in Paris). And this season's prize for hottest newcomers? A toss-up between Canadian Daria Werbowy, who opened at Prada and Jil Sander, and Tom Ford's new favourite, Tiiu.