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• A preview of what's planned for Milan Fashion Week. [Vogue UK]
• Roberto Cavalli isn't the only designer in Milan grappling with the gloomy economy: The parent of Gianfranco Ferré is now bankrupt, and some Italian designers are hoping for a government bailout. [NYT, NYM, Telegraph]
• You won't find too many Americans shopping in Milan these days thanks to the economy and dollar. Ukrainians, however, are everywhere. [IHT]
• What recession? The champagne flowed in London this week. [Fashionista]
• Michelle Obama debuted a new hairdo last night! [NYM]
• Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have a new men's line in the works. [WWD]
• Fashion's "10 most controversial obsessions." [Pipeline]