A key stop in what’s globally acknowledged as one of the Big 4 fashion weeks, highly regarded destination, Milan, recently wrapped its men’s fashion week to the utter pleasure of many. Conceived in 1958, Milan fashion week co-ordinates, promotes and celebrates the development of Italian fashion affording some of the globe’s most relevant design houses an outlet to bestow their invaluable collections for the world to see. With such prominent influence regarding menswear, all eyes were tuned in on the bustling Italian region in hopes of catching a quick glimpse of what lies ahead for fall/winter 2014.
Without bias and only a focus on the aesthetics and influence, we now turn your attention to our top 10 men’s collections from this season’s Milan fashion week.
Gucci winter 2014.
A contrasting departure from last season’s sports-luxe aesthetic, Frida Giannini implored a minimalist semblance with beautifully crafted outerwear staples intertwined with smart structured suiting. Leather totes and vintage styled fisherman’s caps were welcomed accessory items to many of the featured ensembles.
MSGM winter 2014.
Bold, print “centric” garments were discernible traits running throughout Massimo Giorgetti’s sporty influenced offering. Sharp tailored suiting paired impeccably with lavish printed crew neck tops, whilst oversized outerwear pieces played the statement item to outfits featuring relaxed fitting trousers and sweatpants.
Versace winter 2014.
Relentlessly unafraid of the “wow” factor, Donatella’s flamboyance was on full tilt with her western cowboy meets bad biker motif. Studded biker jackets and leather chaps were well represented with moto helmets, bolo ties and sheriff badges boisterously lending itself to the highly imaginative theme.
Calvin Klein winter 2014.
An ever so subtle metallic motif was portrayed throughout – by way of loose fitting trousers and quilted jackets, which teamed superbly along crew neck jumpers. As a nostalgic element, several of the brand’s iconic fragrance logos appeared on printed pullover tops.
Bottega Veneta winter 2014.
Evident amongst many of the shows, Bottega Veneta’s collection also featured sharply tailored suiting options. Imploring heavy use of charcoal greys, deep greens and muted browns, the range made great use of double-breasted blazers in addition to lightweight leather jackets.
Prada winter 2014.
Spiffy albeit dainty scarves were rampant end to end, whilst sharply tailored macs and blazers played a defining role in Miucci Prada’s refined collection. Avant-garde standouts within the range include elongated fur and quilted vests.
Neil Barrett winter 2014.
Wonderfully sophisticated are words that can be used to describe Neil Barrett’s fall/winter collection. Allowing a bevy of classic outerwear staples to take center stage, Neil laced the runway with cleanly crafted duffle coats, blazers and bombers some adorned with a unique “lightning” print.
Ermenegildo Zegna winter 2014.
Relatively new to Ermenegildo Zegna, Stefano Pilati exposed his creative prowess assembling a range brimming with luxurious overcoats, structured suits and an interpretative stance on plaid printing.
Fendi winter 2014.
Memorably surreal was Fendi’s utilisation of a black fur runway. Setting the tone for the show itself, sheepskin and fox furs prevailed in the garments, which were magnificently styled along trim trousers and sleek button-down shirts.
Etro winter 2014.
Opting to pay homage to old-world heritage was accomplished brilliantly through Etro’s fall/winter collection. Beautifully structured three-piece suits adorned in check and gingham prints accompanied by matching totes and briefcases assembled looks any sartorially conscious gent would surely swoon over.