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.
With Milan Fashion Week underway, we have looks from Versace’s S/S 2014 collection. Donatella Versace showcased a lineup that took inspiration from various sports including swimming, tennis, and boxing. Muscle patch detailing can be seen throughout the offerings as well as on the models while the designer also brings forth suiting that’s less playful and more business.
Burberry has broke the news that their upcoming S/S ’14 Menswear Runway Show will be shifting from Milan to London. The menswear collection will be shown as part of London Collections: Men. Here’s what Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer, had to say:
London is the creative heart of Burberry and our global headquarters, so we are incredibly excited to be showing our next men’s collection here. The country’s proud menswear heritage and outstanding contemporary talent give it a unique and powerful energy. It is a wonderful time to be bringing our menswear show home.
Burberry’s Menswear show will hit the runway in London on June 18, 2013.
Here’s a look at Ami by Alexandre Mattiussi‘s F/W 2013 collection, one of our favorites to be presented at this week’s Paris Fashion Week. The highlight of Ami’s offerings is the designer’s infusion of some color for a season that’s normally pretty mute. Standout pieces include outerwear in red and beige, while strong patterns and some well-designed suiting take Mattiussi’s work to new heights.
On Wednesday, Valentino presented their Fall/Winter 2013-14 Collection at Paris Fashion Week, bringing out quite arguably one of the best collections for the season yet. The pieces feature a slimmed design with exceptional detailing such as leather panels on dark blue wool outerwear. Black watch and gray plaids can be had in a few different pieces as well while camouflage is brought out in more subdued tones. The leather outerwear lineup is crisp with smooth shells being fitted with hidden button closures and other minimalistic details. All-in-all, Valentino’s Fall 2013 collection is extremely wearable, with each piece aligning effortlessly with the next to create a fluid lineup.
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.
Alexander McQueen presented their Fall 2013 collection in London, giving us a lineup that’s filled with some really unique detailing. The presentation itself featured models with plastic masks and slicked hair, giving an early 1900′s type of vibe and the pieces followed suit. Relaxed suiting with pinstripes and velvet detailing dominated the runway show with hints of polka dots and other standout patterns tossed in the mix as well.
Topshop-sponsored label MAN have unveiled their Fall 2013 offerings via London Collections: Men. MAN brings together student designers to create a unified brand image while bringing together varying skills and specialties. Featured this time around are designers Astrid Anderson, duo Agi & Sam, and Craig Green. The looks are skewing towards sportswear with blending of luxurious fabrics and modern silhouettes.