10 highlights from the Milan men’s shows

Having kicked off with fitted winter temperatures, the men’s edition of Milan fashion week introduced the fall / winter 2015 collections in the kind of remarkable settings one can only expect from the powerhouses dominating the Italian peninsula. Alongside the dramatic setups, abrupt dismissals, surprise performances plus a deluge of statement silhouettes and accessories made the shows truly memorable. And because Milan had plenty to…

East meets West: at the Brioni presentation

Brioni‘s presentation at the Museo della Permanente in Milan was rained over by peaceful tinklings of oriental-inspired music and a perpetual spiral or cherry blossoms wafting earthwards – courtesy of several large digital screens. The calming surrounds probably did little to make life more comfortable for the models, who stood like wax figurines around a circular podium. In the time I was there, I saw…