Denim, fringe and chunky rubber sliders. These are the elements of next year’s summer wardrobe emerging from June 18, the second day of Milan Fashion Week’s menswear previews. Temperatures in Milan were unusually high and the fashion crowd scooted from show to show with the thermometer topping 34 degrees Celsius and forecast to keep getting hotter in the coming days. That makes linen an easy sell, but less so for the leather and even fur making appearances on Milan’s spring-summer 2023 runways. Silvia Venturini Fendi created earthy, grounded looks for a planet-conscious generation in shades that ranged from soothing chambray to hearty ochres, merging into a new motif created from images of swirling weather patterns of planet Earth. The collection carried some nostalgia for more innocent times, from fraying hems on jeans to soft seams on denim bags, embroidery accents that recall beaded daisy chains and long, lush tassels on moccasins. Bucket hats are cut out for a visor feel, while knit cloches sport brims. Chunky rubber slip-ons were emblazoned with the inverted double-F logo. Not just for royals: now celebrities rock tiaras on the red carpet too For an easy day look, denim trousers were worn with knitwear in matching tones, accompanied by faded denim Fendi shoppers with a long, fringe crossbody strap. For the beach, there were short shorts in linen with soft-zipped jackets and sturdy-soled slip-on loafers. On the more dressy end, roomy Bermuda shorts in cream paired with a camel jacket and ochre zip back, with the cut-out bucket hat. The swirling patterns of Earth showed up on jacquard coats and intarsia knitwear and fur and on a pair of ample coveralls. Bags included duffel-bucket combo shaped by the word Fendi cut out in leather; a denim Peekaboo incorporated as an external water bottle holder and bright shoppers were made out of recycled plastic. “It’s about a balance of decoration and simplicity,” Venturini Fendi said in show notes. “An ageless sense of freedom to play, as we rediscover the luxury of free time.” Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .