It is no secret that Milan is recovering from the fashion rut it’s been stuck in since the 90’s, after all there’s only so many Versace skimpy’s a guy can handle and Fendi Baguette bags a girl can own! Perhaps this is why the Milan fashion scene has followed in London’s footsteps by becoming increasingly keen to push young talent. Stella Jean is one of the big new names in Womenswear and as Mens fashion month drew to a close, it seemed there was at least one very promising name; MSGM. Until SS14 MSGM was a little known brand started by salesman turned fashion designer Massimo Giorgetti. Over the past few season MSGM has never failed to deliver colour, print and the overall wearability factor in both women and menswear. For me, the menswear has been a highlight of this SS15 season, showing diverse silhouettes with a cool, street aesthetic – the wow factor as well as the wearability factor. Having just released their women’s pre SS15 collection also (which in my opinion is simply one of the best collections out there); Milan have indeed supplied the goods. As a girl, I definitely want to be an MSGM girl and the guys? Well I wouldn’t mind dating one!
Men’s Collections London is quickly becoming one of the most influential Menswear weeks of the year! Burberry returned from Milan and newcomers such as JW Anderson created one of Men’s Collections most high profile weeks to date. On the catwalk, colour was one of the key trends from strong primary’s to summery pastels, sketched graphics seen at Christopher Kane were also popular and designers such as Jonathan Saunders continued to push boundaries with unique fabrics. However, it wasn’t just the catwalk that attracted attention, from Florence to London and Milan; the menswear street chic on show was unmissable. Tommy Ton amongst others, captured everything from dapper suits, to the chiselled models and the women literally rocking the ‘boy meets girl’ trend……Apparently Menswear really is where it’s at!
Burberry Prorsum SS14: Look 24, Look 15 and Look 49
Tommy Ton Street Style
Christopher Kane SS14: Look 6, Look 7 and Look 16
Tommy Ton Street Style
Jonathan Saunders SS14: Look 3, Look 11 and Look 19
Already there seems an obvious theme is emerging from the S/S13 Menswear shows. With designers moving away from the norm to really test their audiences, the need to shock and shake it up is evident; Christopher Bailey proved this yesterday with the latest Burberry Prorsum Menswear collection.
Like various designers such as JW Anderson earlier in the week, Burberry showcased classic menswear with a metallic, fluorescent overlay; breaking the mold and moving on from the sheer craftsmanship of A/W12. However where (unfortunately) JW Anderson slipped into unwearable territory; Bailey produced what I’m sure will become iconic leather and silk bomber jackets, shirts, cardigans and ties in colours David Bowie would be proud of. In fact the cool 70’s vibe was secured when the first bomber jacket came down the catwalk, and I’m sure instantly sold out. The muted, retro prints that covered shirts, bomber’s and eventually trench coats added that quirky vibe Burberry Menswear is becoming known for.
A true show of British class mixed with effortless cool and 70’s metallics that I for one, cannot wait to see the boys channelling come S/S13!