Against the backdrop of a warm, Indian summer day, Frida Gianni kicked Milan Fashion Week off with a bold, polished start.

The show was in step with the season’s trends with its slightly seventies flavored glamour and omnipresent fringe.

But it stood apart with a cornucopia of rich, jewel-tone colors including emerald green, turquoise and ruby and blush tones. Tassle and rope embellishments gave it all a vaguely North African feel.