Les Hommes presented their Spring/Summer 2014 collection at this week’s Milan Fashion Week, with designers Tom Notte and Bart Vandebosch presenting one of the standout collections of the show. Tees and even bomber jackets are brought into what is predominantly a formal lineup, though they’re infused in a very fluid manner. T-shirts as well as the core suiting offerings get some leather infusion as well, which looks extremely wearable.
The Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2013 collection was presented earlier today in Milan. The collection celebrates sartorial Burberry classics and heritage outerwear, offering up a wide range of trench coats, tailoring, topcoats, duffel coats, and donkey jackets to name a few. Cabans, Chesterfields and prints, needle-punched heart sweaters were also in the mix, detailed with fabrics like cashmere and velvet. The colour palette featured classic trench, camel, Windsor red, dark royal purple and dark racing green.
Through Burberry’s Runway to Reality initiative, consumers can now order the men’s F/W ’13 collection exclusively on Burberry.com. Coats and accessories are available to purchase for one week until Sunday, January 20th. Each piece is made to order and delivered in just eight weeks.
The Marni Men’s collection for F/W 2013-14 draws inspiration from the extremes of the 1970s, delivering a lineup that’s clean yet full of tension. Some of the standout items of the season include the duffel coat, parka, v-neck, oxford shirts, and a slim suit that’s buttoned high. Each item seems to have a quirk of sorts as weasel’s used on the back of the short mac, suit trousers are cuffed or have adjustable straps at the hem. Nylon inserts highlight pocket flaps on a jacket while contrast sleeves and cuffs create a sense of structure on knits. We’re seeing a ton of brands blend sport and formality and Marni’s doing this as well with a grey suit jacket that features an external duvet layer.
Expect plenty of prints as well including dogstooth, micro grids, bold stripes on neat shirts. This season the ubiquitous Marni floral print is overblown and becomes ambiguous almost like bleach splashed on trousers. Overall, the colour palette is deep and moody with tones of mustard, burgundy, raspberry, camel, petrol and midnight blue, and charcoal. The Fabrics are dry with a range including wool felt, twisted wool, technical polyester, and cotton gabardine. Expect some amazing accessories to be added into the mix as well with a range including double-strap boots, zippered portfolios with embossed dogstooth motifs, washed leather duffel bags.
From Milan comes looks at Ermenegildo Zegna’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection. The label is known for well-crafted suits and that’s definitely the case here. Expect impeccable pinstripes and “sportified” accents infused into the more formal garments. The palette’s filled with shades of grey reminiscent of asphalt, steel, cement and granite. The tones are brightened with flashes of white and deep green. Classically cut coats, made from feather-light spazzolino, the prized alpaca fabric launched by Agnona in the Seventies, were showcased alongside double-breasted and elongated suits, immaculate shirts with refined collars and matching cummerbunds that raise the waistline.
Zegna‘s latest lineup of accessories are ideal for brief trips and feature a bold character thanks to compact shapes and usage of a bicolor metal. The footwear’s made with hand polished calfskin just like the bags and come in a range of styles including travel bags, hold-alls and computer bags reinforced by handmade piping and fitted with handles and interior compartments.
There’s a ton of street style photography taking place during the fashion week and tradeshow circuits but MR PORTER‘s opted to hold off on stills and give us a video that highlights some of the top accessories spotted at this past week’s Milan Fashion Week. “Whether on faces or feet, the men at Milan Fashion Week have been adding a spot of sprezzatura with their accessories. See a few that caught our eye.” Check out the video below.
During this month’s Milan Fashion Week, Boglioli presented their S/S ’13 menswear collection in a converted factory space. The offerings ranged from their signature unconstructed jackets, garment dyed suiting and casual, tailored staples while the event featured food and drink prepared by legendary figures of classic Italian menswear including Nino Cerruti (owner of Cerruti 1884), Lucian Barbera (of Luciano Barbera), and Mario Boglioli himself.
The Spring 2013 collection draws inspiration from two American gentlemen of the 1920′s: Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, icons of a sophisticated and timeless class. Classic elements of elegance are re-interpreted by Boglioli in a contemporary key with the addition of refined and sought-after elements.
With Milan Fashion Week underway, we’ve got our first runway preview in the form of Moncler Gamme Bleu and the label’s S/S 2013 collection. Thom Browne blends his hand-made tailoring sensibility with Moncler‘s expertise in active sportswear and outerwear, delivering another highly welcomed collection that’s sure to be a hit come next year. The concept this time around centers around the sport of sailing as the offerings feature sailing gear inspired jackets with sailor collars flaps and trousers that flare from the knee. Beyond this, you can expect the usual classic menswear such as suits, sport coats, Chesterfield coat, trench, capes, cardigans, polos, trousers and shorts. The full collection is split into three inspiration groups — all white group; red, whitea and blue group as well as a black tie, formal group with a bit of “rain slicker” yellow.
More looks from the presentation can be found below.
The boys over at Selectism give us a look at Rolling Stone Italia’s debut Rock & Roll Style issue. It was specially produced to be released during Pitti Uomo and Milan Fashion Week, with a well-produced stream of content for the Italian gentleman. Topics ranged from product reviews and style tips to some more in-depth features like those for Brooks Saddles and Victorinox knives. The price for such an exceptional read? Free.
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.