A bit of Realism

Hello, fellow followers, if I still have any. Thank you to the new ones. It’s been pretty busy on my end. Blogging has taken a back seat, even though I have some good post, I seem to be tired and sleepy most of the time. Alas, I will get to them and now it is time for some Men’s fashion brought to us by London’s greatest designers.

With a trip to New York, catching up with work from my new job. All I’ve been doing is playing “catch-up” with collections. With the latest terrorist attacks, both happening in just weeks apart, a political shift, all seem to be the theme for many designers this time around. A bit of realism, even escapism to elevate the British spirit a bit.

We cannot talk British Fashion without mentioning Astrid Andersen. This Danish designer has really captured the whole science behind street wear and athletic wear. Her Fall/Winter 17 collection brought the luxurious Baroque era into her brand to reveal an amazing collection, now for Spring/Summer18, she did not disappoint. Who would’ve thought that a safari theme, or better yet, can a safari couldĀ ever be done or mixed into the Astrid DNA.


Craig Green, to me, is pushing the boundaries of what is British Menswear. His ideas are at times to out of the box, yet it is wearable in today’s times. The trip to the beach or the ocean was the inspiration behind his SS18 collection. The fabrics that could be described as scuba-esque, long parkas or cloaks in forms of beach towels. This has been the most upbeat collection from Green as of yet. The most optimistic out of all from LCM.

Skipping Putti Oumo, although you should check out Off-White brilliant streetwear in a time of war and Salvatore Ferragamo’s airy and light collection. For Milan, Donatella Versace paid homage to her brother, Gianni, the founder of the brand, for which will be his 20th death anniversary soon. Donatella plaid with the classics stripes, denim and Medusa logo his brother made famous. Yet, she kept it interesting, young and fresh that will surely attract the younger generation.

Marni was one of the shows that I kept reviewing. I was not sure if I liked it or hated it. Simply, because Marni was a bit more polished, refined. With a new creative director, Francesco Risso is really directing the brand into a more easy, accessible brand. For Spring/Summer 2018 he proposed a more wearable clothes but with a nonconformist touch. How do you do that exactly? I’m trying to figure it out but it’s the quirkiness of the colors of the fabrics and patterns, the silhouette of the long polo shirts that look like onesies. For me, this collection worked on many levels. Also, Risso is trying to find his voice and I think with each season we will see different versions of himself.


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