Hello All, hope all is well. I have been seeing some great Men’s fashion collections. London, for the most part, delivered a very heavy outerwear pieces and a relaxed slouch silhouette for the most part. Now for Milan, while many question their mens integrity of the shows, and what is truly the “Italian Style”? I like to think it is heavily relied on textiles and its many uses, as well as prints. Peter Dundas at Roberto Cavalli and Euro delivered a prints galore collections. You have knitwear popping up in the collections of Missoni, of course, but also at Corneliani, Salvatore Ferregamo, Neil Barrett and at Dolce & Gabbana. You have preppy looks at Marni, which was a fantastic collection, Ermenegildo Zegna, superb job that redefined Italian menswear and Marcelo Burlon’s folkloric collection was magnificent. I guess, Italian style is a mixture of refined preppy and luxury with an injection of edginess and rock-n-roll sensibility. The Italian man loves a suit but can also rock a heavy knit tunic and some leather pants, and thats as close as street style the Italian man gets.
The one show that really made my wheels turn, was Donatello Versace’s Mens collection. It was space age meets Versace. It was perfectly styled but above that it had the right amount of idea, creativity and accessibility to the collection. The color palette was great, the details were even better. The first pieces of UV lights was a great way to open the show. It was an outer space collection without being too literal. After all, it is a Versace show. Seriously, if you have not seen the runway video, please do!!