Its that time again for the men to take over the scene! During the time of the entry’s writing, the Paris Fashion Week is about to wrap up.
The spotlight on women’s fashion has just been astounding since everyone has the impression that men don’t dress up or do not need fashion at all. The fact that everyone does (need to wear something), is a sign that innovation and romanticism in clothes is something we should appreciate. The new and new-old things in fashion are carried out by the fashion shows – for both the male’s and female’s benefit.
Now back to this post…
Just to get it out in the air…
I was only planning to do Milan, Paris and New York on my blogs for a couple of reasons – 1) I do not go to these shows and 2) sources I have are very selective in terms of which shows to cover and to feature. London Collections and Pitti Uomo are usually the ones I ignore, but of course, every rule has their exeptions.
So here are my picks for London Collections.
Kent & Curwen
This is Simon Spurr’s Spring/Summer offering for 2015. Heavily influenced by military styles, the clothes are cut in slim silhouettes and are provided with the right amount of detail. I’m liking the styling, since it’s very fresh and the clothes are youthful. The prints on the shoes and the shirts are also working well with the fabrics and materials used. My favorite look is the military band-bomber jacket worn with the slim white pants and printed shoes – very chic! Here are other looks that I liked from the show.
For the upcoming season, Christopher Bailey looked into Bruce Chatwin’s work, a novelist and a travel writer. The collection was aptly named “Book Covers & Bruce Chatwin” where the clothes were injected with original illustrations and typographies like English book covers. Aside from the clothes being ugh-mazing and fun, the models were also accompanied by musician Benjamin Clementine.
The clothes for the new season are easy, vibrant and well-made – something we always expect from a Burberry Prorsum collection. You will see the hats and all the leather goods that serve as accesories. I am really happy to see colorful sneakers on the runway and the use of denim. Denim seems to be the season’s staple as it has been seen on other collections as well. Then there are those inevitably beautiful coats and jackets we all love from the label. The look that I most favored was worn by Florian Luger – the jewel-toned pants and the denim long sleeve button down is just a sight. Here are other choice looks from the collection.
Now for Pitti Uomo…
Just to set the picture, Pitti Uomo is part of Pitti Immagine, a collection of fashion events in Italy. Pitti Uomo is shown twice a year where the first one was held in September 1972 in Florence. Now for my pick.
The new season showing of Z Zegna is the feature collection for Spring/Summer 2015 in Pitti Uomo and I can see why. Designers Paul Surridge and Murray Scallon did an awesome job keeping the line young, fresh and active while keeping in touch with its Zegna roots. Clearly, this collection has incorporated another part of its Zegna family, Zegna Sports. You’ll see smart and young tailoring mixed with active lifestyle pieces.
I love how the suits are well-made, perfect for young professionals who are just starting their careers. We also see here variation in terms of length. Another element that I totally adore is active wear. We see colorful windbreakers bringing fun to the suits and of course, the colorful sneakers. The colors are yummy and so are the models. Tim Schuhmacher just carries the look (displayed above) very well – loving the grey suit, yellow windbreaker and white sneakers. Below are my other favorite looks.
Milan Men’s Fashion is over so the next entry will be about my choices from the said event. Thanks! Cheers!