Stay poised for the revival of snakeskin: as a hand-painted python halter-neck dress slunk onto the catwalk at Salvatore Ferragamo, courtesy of Bella Hadid’s serpentine walk, one had to acknowledge that skin has been steadily slithering round the dial from quaint to high-voltage this past week in Milan. It started at Fendi, where nipped-in, ladylike Seventies silhouettes dominated the line-up and a blueish snakeskin coat transformed Adwoa Aboah into a born-and-bred Milanese on her way to Sunday service. It continued at Tod’s, where snakeskin bags and shoes were the headline news and python made its way onto breezy suede and linen separates. By the time Bottega Veneta showed its fusion of Sixties skirt suits and Eighties sportswear with a Nineties soundtrack, snakeskin had traversed several decades to take on a magnetically classic quality. Italian fashion has the power to do that. I say: slink with it.