Jun 26 2013
Yesterday was short but sweet and reminded us that sometimes, the best has to be saved for last. The shows wrapped up on their last day by taking us through a world wide trip from seaports and beach towns to wild and urban jungles. The colors were soft and the pieces genius. Check out our Tuesday Recap.
Imagine what the scene would be like if you threw James Dean into the middle of hit television series LOST, and left him alone on the island with nothing but a 50′s inspired (yet completely current) wardrobe. That was exactly what we encountered at the Dsquared2 men’s RTW’14 show in Milan. Think tropical motifs mixed with Dean’s classic denim and leather, all accented by Bermuda shorts and patterns reminiscent of curtains found in a florida retirement home. Honestly? We thought it was awesome.
Giorgio Armani’s RTW’14 collection was meant to “bring the masculine and feminine closer together” by presenting us with soft fabrics and cuts of clothing that included high buttoning jackets, v-necks and slim shirts. The color palettes had been bleached in the sun— faded blues, pinks, tans and whites were displayed on soft sweaters, pants and jackets. We loved that casual and feminine touch that was so masterfully produced in a menswear collection.
These pieces are what you get when you mix luxe fabrics with casual seaside prep– think the fashionable and stylish cousin of a misguided yacht club member. In Cesare Attolini’s RTW’14 collection, we see a lot of double-breasted jackets and linen in light colors. Neapolitan tailoring is at its best here.
Ermanno Scervino’s RTW’14 collection had primarily neutral colors with a dash of lilac and carrot-juice orange. From bomber jackets and parkas to scarves, duster coats and jeans, the pieces happily move us away from the ever-popular seaside theme and into the urban spring. The collection shines in shades of blue, grey and olive.
When minimalism meets an urban attitude you get Paul Surridge’s vision for Z Zenga’s RTW’14 collection . The color scheme reminded us of the before and after seen in an urban thunderstorm–dark greys and blues transitioning into many shades of white, and with a focus on geometric lines and loud exciting structures seen in the trench coats, jackets and pants, the modern feel was palpable.
We’ve stashed away London, Pitti and Milan’s fashion weeks into our proverbial fashion filing cabinet and are looking ahead to Paris. Don’t stray, we’ll be recapping the shows as we see ‘em, and if you happen to be in the neighborhood, tweet @wearethemarket and let us know what your loving (or hating).
(All photos via WWD)