Impeccably dressed men of Europe and further afield descended upon the streets of Milan earlier this week for one of the biggest fashion calendar events, Milan Men’s fashion week. Showcasing the latest collections from top design houses set to hit stores for AW15.
Milan Men’s Fashion week is famed for fine tailoring and regal European formal dressing. With Italy being renowned for producing the finest woven fabrics worldwide, along with expert tailoring deeply rooted in the country’s heritage; Milan will always bring pioneering tailoring and craftsmanship together in an assortment of inspiring shows. Here at Jules B we’ve sourced the best shows to give you the low-down on fashions set to be big this autumn/winter.
Giorgio Armani AW15
Fashion pioneer Giorgio Armani gave a nod to British heritage with tweeds, checks & fuzzy knits expertly layered to create each look. The models even took the runway to the theme tune of Downton Abbey, reasserting the scene of post WWI Britian. The male models were joined with their female counterpart, dressed in a matching outfit, blurring gender lines and proving an oversized herringbone overcoat can look good on anyone.
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Silvia Venturini had a clear image for the AW15 Fendi man, with recent trips to London, she found herself spending many an afternoon in the inner city parks of London. Wedged between the modern bustling city, the historic parks of London offer a sanctuary between the two worlds within the futuristic yet deeply historic metropolitan. The collection featured a fusion of the two worlds, with finely tailored tweeds unusually blocked to create a geometric contemporary look. Suits were accessorised with oversized scarves, briefcases and backpacks, made with the modern inner-city man in mind.
Missoni saw the return of the boho traveller, with models walking upon layers of Persian rugs; the collection was full of rich textures and patterns with strong global influences. Ombre effect checking and signature Missoni zig-zags were infused with rich ethnic colours, presented alongside relaxed tailoring and draping shirts which blurred the lines between east and west.
Vivienne Westwood AW15
Any fashion week wouldn’t be complete without a political statement in the form of a fashion show from British national heritage Vivienne Westwood. Paying homage to her punk roots with biker style boots, mismatching checks, prints – and Prince Charles. Yes Prince Charles; present at the show in the form of a giant digitally printed mugshot, worn down the runway by models and Westwood herself. Famously anti-establishment and anti-monarchy her message surprised fans as the connotations were not anti-monarchy at all, but a symbol of support to Prince Charles’s environmental work. The show was in true Westwood style, going against the crowd’s expectation to mock the royals. Once a punk always a punk.
Along with the models dripping in the finest designer suits and Italian leather accessories, the streets of Milan also saw stylish men from all corners of the globe flock the streets. Street style cameras were on hand to photograph the city’s best dressed.