It’s not everyday we get a behind the scenes look at one of our favorite brands. Mark McNairy’s New Amsterdam has seen a consistent growth over the past few years and is seen as one of America’s finest labels. Here we have a look at the making of the collection’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection. It showcases a wide range of shirts, jackets, footwear, and even gives us a look at the designer’s womenswear offerings. Author Hooman Majd and Daisy McNairy model the looks.
For Fall 2012, Dior Homme‘s Kris Van Assche delivered a heavily military-inspired collection. The showing in Paris was dominated by olive colored pieces for most of the early parts with a strong mix of fabrics ranging from cashmere and leather to wool blends. Each piece tailored to perfection, the show diversified as it went on with insertions of suiting in black to bring back some classic Dior Homme styling.
Maison Kitsuné designer Masaya Kuroki has delivered another exceptional collection. The label’s Fall 2012 collection keeps its Parisian roots in play while blending in some inspiration from the British Tweed Run. As always, special attention is given to the choice of fabrics and the tailoring of the garments through strategic sourcing of factories that still value artisan methods. Timeless wears that are exceptionally designed and well-made.
This collection won’t be hitting shelves for months down the line but I don’t think I can wait that long for the Maison Kitsuné x New Era cap showcased throughout the looks.
Last week, Italian label Boglioli celebrated during Milan Fashion Week with the presentation of Boglioli Blue Fall/Winter 2012 collection from Japan. The presentation took place at the Biblioteca Braidense in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera and reaffirmed Boglioli’s long-standing appreciation for Japan. The interior of the space showcased tonal photographs taken in Japan by Jonathan Frantini. There were a few shots that showcased model Daisuke Ueda wearing a series of five classic Boglioli jackets all in signature Boglioli Blue, styled by Takafumi Kawasaki.
There were two installations on either side of the room which featured the classic Boglioli jackets used in the images while a six jacket was also featured , giving us a sneak preview of a limited edition collection, designed by Takuji Suzuki.
Nick Wooster has been a PROJECT show staple for this Nick Wooster Experience at PROJECT Las Vegas. This season, we see Nick in a totally different role: a vendor. Nick has brought his sartorial Midas touch to Orlebar Brown for a capsule collection of swimwear. The Nick Wooster + Orlebar Brown collection is Nick’s take on their Bulldog and Setter shorts. It wouldn’t be Wooster without some camouflage and these trunks come in five different shades — called “The Wooster Camo” — inspired by the movement of the Amazon.
All signs point to 2012 being a big year for men’s bags and Sir & Madame are looking to turn the heat up with their Fall/Winter collection. Run by husband and wife team Autumn and Brian Merritt, the Chicago based store carries their own in-house brand as well as others. Sir & Madame’s bags and accessories blur the line between refined and rugged. Made in the USA, the collection is comprised of a mixture of weekend bags, totes, ruck sacks, key chains, and their iClutch iPad case. All of the pieces are made from Horween leather and canvas and denim sourced from LA. This Fall, we’ll see the launch of a buttery soft leather weekender.
Mark McNairy presented Woolrich Woolen Mills‘ Fall/Winter 2012 collection in Milan today, pulling much inspiration frmo the designer’s southern heritage. The collection features references to the Civil War and Sergio Leone’s classic 1966 western film The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. McNairy digs deep into the Woolrich archives, reinventing a few patterns in new colorways with saturated blues and oranges or digital camos. New pieces to look for include contrast pocket cargo pants and workshirts, corduroy suiting, faux fur lined overcoats, LL Bean inspired plaid wool backpacks, and quilted nylon laptop cases. American-made to perfection, folks.
Ermenegildo Zegna showed one of the most wearable collections of this week’s Milan Fashion Week. The Fall 2012 collection is filled with a wide range of pieces, both formal and casual. The world’s finest materials are utilized throughout the line, fabrics we’ve never seen in our lives. The warm knit shown above is one of our favorite pieces but it is far from the only. The colors are inspired by Oasi Zegna, a natural paradise belonging to the family, with various shades of wood brown, hazelnut, snow white, the okra of dry leaves and midnight blue. Blended together they create plaids, checks and chevron patterns, often mixed together to form nonchalant patchworks. The elongated silhouette of suits with two-button, natural-shouldered jackets gains volume in the outerwear featuring blouson and raglan-cut jackets. Also seen are hints of Napa leather and shearling while trousers can be found in faded corduroy Cashco.
Zegna’s fall offerings are surely ones that will be worth the wait. Enjoy more looks courtesy of the Italian label below.
The Corneliani show kicked off Milan Fashion Week, giving us a look at a runway filled with grays and blues offered up in some amazing fabrics and textures. The range featured oversize lapels on the suiting, heavy outerwear and fur trimmings. The pleated trousers and well-fitting cardigans topped off the collection.
Christopher Bailey leads another tremendous showing as Burberry Prorsum presented their Fall/Winter 2012 collection on the runways of Milan. The silhouettes range from heritage trench coats, double breasted top coats and cropped bomber jackets to field caban coats, tapered turn-up trousers and other fine pieces. Mr. Bailey utilized some proper winter fabrics for the line with some amazing detailing to boot. Look for an autumn color palette as well which puts shades of khaki alongside camel, dark auburn, burgundy, plum and a good set of greys and charcoals as well.
Views from the collection can be seen below while the pieces are currently available for purchase through Burberry.