Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Menswear Fashion Week Wrap-Up

It's baaaaaaaaaack! Yes, fashion week is making a epic return and it is even better this time around because it is menswear... and we LOVE menswear. Spring 2015 menswear fashion week is well underway and has already worked its way through London and Milan. We thought it was time we filled you guys in on some of our favorite collections so far. 

Bri's Picks

Sifting through this season's collections was a lot of fun because all the designers really did show a very diverse array of styles. Overall, I thought it was interesting how womenswear is beginning to pick up masculine tones while menswear is showing some feminine accents, and there is nothing wrong with that! They always say that it takes a real man to wear pink ;) Personally, I was attracted to the collections that did still show some breathtaking suits and classic menswear looks. 

Dolce & Gabbana showed a Spanish inspired collection filled with rich color, elaborate textiles, and impeccable tailoring. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana displayed innovation in recreating the classic mens suit and added a bit of flair with their amazing pattern play. It was breathtaking. 

My second favorite collection so far was from Z Zenga. This collection actually relaunched the Italian sportswear brand and took a much more minimal approach. I loved the juxtaposition of the tailored suits alongside the relaxed athletic-like pieces. Overall, this was an extremely wearable collection and the designers stressed the their focus on functionality, quality, and high performance for the everyday urban man. 

It is so fun to see color with such vibrancy pop up in menswear. Designers are really beginning to reinvent the stereotypes of men's fashion and it is very cool to watch. With the bold blues and teals against the vibrant yellows and rich grays, my eyes were very happy. Even more pattern play was seen in terms of reinventing the classic suit and tie look. I loved that the looks were finished off with a casual sneaker. It was just perfection.

Samantha's Picks

The concept of androgyny taking over both menswear and womenswear is really exciting to me. I love that designers play off this theme when putting collections down the runway. I think the runway is a place for imagination, whimsy, and creativity, which is why I have so much fun celebrating menswear that takes risks.

The Opening Ceremony show stayed true to OC aesthetic, while utilizing a lot of up-and-coming menswear trends. The inspiration for the show was magnification vs. micro-fication, displaying prints from palms (tropical trend) to anemones (flamboyant graphics trend). The overall theme was sporty (another trend!) with fabulous use of fabric... you know me and innovative fabric... I'm a sucker! We're talking latex-coated cotton and almost neoprenes, people! Too weird and too cool.

My other favorite collection came from Marni. While Marni menswear took a more classic approach on the "masculine" color palette, the pieces were still extremely playful in the use of graphics. I love the sleek and simplistic feel of every silhouette in the collection. Easy breezy menswear is always a good idea.

Both of these collections shared a common factor that really stuck out to me. From slip-ons and sliders... androgynous shoes will definitely be big next spring (as if they aren't, already... but boys will join the bandwagon). Are we really seeing sharing shoes with our boyfriends in our future...?!

All images curtosy of Style.com

What has been your favorite menswear show so far? Guys, what trend are you excited to rock? Tweet us @PSTYBlog!

Truly Yours,
P.S. "There has been a change in men's attitudes toward their clothes. Men are more aware of fashion; they're not afraid of it." - Calvin Klein

1 comment:

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