We’ve got a few more runway shows from Milan we wanted to cover before shifting over to Paris. Here, we’ve got looks from Costume National and we’re really excited about the label’s offerings for next fall. The fine knits stood out immediately, not only for their tailored fit but for the not-so-subtle infusion of color in some of the pieces. The suiting, as always, is looking solid and definitely a key aspect of Costume National’s offerings.
For the next fall, Jil Sander continues to evolve her minimalistic approach by dropping suiting that’s more structured than we’d seen in the spring line and consistently darker as far as the color palette goes. The outerwear’s phenomenal though we can expect bigger pockets and a bit more functionality from these pieces. Jil Sander has also brought lots of texture into the line across all the items from the coats to the suiting and sweaters.
I’ve always believed that if you’re going to look for inspiration when it comes to suiting, look no further than the past collections from Ermenegildo Zegna. They’ve been consistently epic year in and year out but that’s because the Zegna name was built on suits and formal wear. Their F/W 2011 collection was on display at this week’s Milan Fashion Week and goes to show the label’s ability to deliver product that is forever timeless. The styling for the show was amazing as well-layered outfits and color palette that’s sure to admired next winter.
The fun’s kicked off at this season’s Milan Fashion Week and the Burberry Prorsum A/W ’11 menswear show is leading the way in more ways than one. If you recall during last year’s show, Burberry gave their Creative Director, Christopher Bailey, the reigns to the company’s Twitter account to interact with the masses and give up constant updates leading up to the show. This year, the British-bred label is utilizing new technology in ways we’ve yet to see in the fashion industry.
The show was available via a global stream on the Burberry website which actually allows folks to instantly purchase the men’s collection through innovative “click to chat” functionality immediately following the live broadcast. Orders can be placed for one week until Sunday January 23rd and will be delivered within two months, giving the high fashion global consumer instant gratification receiving their product ahead of standard delivery times.
As for the product, needless to say it was phenomenal. Mr. Bailey leveraged the company’s longstanding reputation in the outerwear segment and dished out a plethora of coats for next winter. Honestly speaking, some of the detailing is outlandish but delivery is on point with plenty of well-cut trenchcoats and parkas in heavy wools.
Shop the Burberry Fall/Winter 2011 collection here.
If you’re looking for a more casual offering for the spring, Band of Outsiders has all the right pieces. Designer Scott Sternberg really changed the dynamic of BOO at this show, showing off a more relaxed look which included drawstring shorts, tees and button-downs. The well-cut suits from seasons past have also been loosened up a bit. The accessories are worth noting as well. Take belt strap on the boots really makes it a standout offering while still sticking to the casual direction.
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Buckler brought out an outstanding Spring 2011 collection this past weekend at New York Fashion Week. The lineup takes much inspiration from the 1924 Olympics and the result is an edgy and modern lineup. There’s plenty to be sought from soft knits for casual environments to well-cut suiting when business calls. The versatility of the separates really makes them that much more desirable as you can transition from board to playground pretty seamlessly.
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New York Fashion Week is upon us, with plenty of great presentations we’re looking forward to bringing you. We’re glad we get the opportunity to kick this off with our favorite Southerner. When you walked onto Billy Reid‘s presentation set at MILK last night, it felt as if you just landed in the designer’s hometown state of Alabama. The music was lively as were the dozens of pieces on display from Billy’s spring collection. The set was brought over piece by piece from a fine architectural shop in Alabama and the design was influenced by the photographic work of Clarence John Laughlin, widely considered to be one of the first American surrealist photographers.
Billy pointed out that much of his influence for the collection came from some real-life events and experiences taking place in Louisiana and neighboring areas. These ranged from the “euphoric shock” of the New Orleans Saints winning the Super Bowl to the, “Blood chilling fear of the oil spill in our beloved Gulf and marshes.” Each look from the collection is based on an incredibly unique and eccentric person from Billy’s memory. (more…)
Wood Wood is delivering some very cool gear for next spring, as we just got turned to the Denmark label’s runway show which took place at this year’s Copenhagen Fashion Week. There are definitely some standout pieces like a super lightweight parka with camo print and not the tacky played out kind we’ve seen pop up on pants and shorts and Lord knows what else. This reminds more of Desert Storm than it does Vietnam. Definitely a line worth checking out if you haven’t already.
There’s much to see enjoy when viewing Thom Browne‘s S/S 2011 collection. The creative mind has hit an all-time high as he looks to deliver sports jackets in an array of fabrics including seersucker and cotton madras, which happens to be the shirt fabric of choice at the present moment. The American designer stays close to his Americana values with saddle shoes and aviator shades and plenty of red, white and blue evenly spread throughout the collection.
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