Monday, January 16, 2012

Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012-13 - Day 1

What a weekend! The shows had been amazing! Eventhough I've been to New York for fashion week it does not compare to the European fashion shows. I love how rich everything looked and how European tend to become synonymous to fashion, most of the time atleast. There are always exceptions, I've traveled and living in San Francisco, trust me, I know. Nevertheless, here's day one and the looks that stood out to me.

I'm loving the feel of the new collection, It seemed like Bailey went back to gray and to a more traditional-mod that the brand was well known for. The umbrellas with the shoulder strap, I'll have one please. The loose cowl neck sweaters were back and I'm loving and some Navajo (?) inspired prints as well.

Being well known with sharp tailoring, the collection was very masculine and luxe. Just a handsome collection. I love the side buttoned sweater paired with the scarf look.

Predominantly a dark collection with a slight pop of color here and there. What we came to expect from  a Costume National collection, Edgy.

The first collection after the merge of the two labels. Eventhough the collection was cohesive I could tell that some looks belonged to D&G if it existed and the more intricate and luxe pieces belonged to its mature counterpart. I loved the feel of the collection, overall. Reminded me of The Boxer or a time when the Opera was considered the biggest event. The grand coats were simply beautiful.

The first of many 70's inspired collection. These were the stuff that my father used to wear, well from the pictures of his youth. It was a great collection.

An Indian inspired collection while Benjamin Dukhan performs live as the soundtrack. I'm in love with the spiked blazers! I want one.  Great portfolios and printed shirts and blazers. As always the Frankie Morello show was an experience and not just a show. I love it.

The blue pill or the red pill? VERY Matrix looking collection. What happened to the colors? When I was watching the show I can not help but rechecking to see if I was watching the right show. The whole collection was blacked out in different textures so it was not boring.

The collection was still Rock and Roll but appeared more toned down. The first show I've noticed that features the slouch boots for Fall/Winter. Great knitwear and the blazer with the leather quarter arm sleeves were great.

A lot of great knits and bulky, colorful sweaters. Nothing that really stood out to me.

I must say I was a little underwhelmed with the collection.

Alright, those men were drowning on those bulky outerwear. I think saying bulky was an understatement. There were a few pieces that I wont mind owning though like the gold hooded sweatshirt.

One piece I absolutely adored the textured leather biker jacket. The collection was a good mix of leather and tailored pieces. Very celebrity friendly looks.

Eventhough the Valentino collection was shown last Monday, I had to put it on the first day. Great wool pieces and the neoprene jackets and man clutches were great.

Day 1: Burberry Prorsum, Corneliani, Costume National, Dolce & Gabbana, Ermenegildo Zegna, Frankie Morello, Jil Sander, John Varvatos, Les Hommes, Marni, Neil Barrett, Roberto Cavalli, and Valentino.


Anonymous said...

Jill Sander's collection is amazing, unsanely hot! Gods wear leather.

Anonymous said...

Men wearing leather are adorable!

Anonymous said...

Robert Laby is a Greek god in Jil Sander leather outfit. I adore him.

Anonymous said...

En cuir de la tĂȘte aux pieds, Robert Laby est simplement adorable.