Milan Fashion Week: Menswear

As Milan Menswear Fashion Week came to a close, the outlandish fashion trends showcasing on the catwalk for next season certainly didn’t die down. With some of the most prestigious names in the industry showcasing their new collections, the penultimate day at one of the fashion capitals of the world proved that fashion is never predictable.  Taking a turn from their renowned tailoring, Italian designer Giorgio Armani sent his models down the catwalk in some less than traditional winter-wear. Surprising his audience, Armani’s looks captured fashion-forward thermals and included helmets, oversized coats,  fur, and even knitted tights.

Alongside the seasonal ski-wear however, the Italian label continued to stay true to their roots with a nod to their signature sharp suitsArmani revealed his new silhouette for autumn/winter ’14 which features loose shapes, to create more of a cardigan feel, a far cry from the original deconstructed designs and big shoulders that dominated the fashion house when they sprung to prominence in the 70s.

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The first day of Milan Menswear Fashion Week was closed by Versace, where suits also took over the catwalk, but with a twist. The collection demonstrated a strong ethos of fashion & function – whereby clothing classics were elevated by taking functional items and in true Donatella Versace style,  adding copious amounts of sparkle, glitz and glamour into the mix.

Working with inspiration taken from a  biker vs. cowboy theme, rhinestone horseshoes and cactuses were donned on timeless suits as models walked alongside western themed trees and under an arch made from bike parts. References to the cowboy theme were also rife in pieces in denim, suede, leather and snakeskin contrasted with biker helmets and padded leather to support the biker narrative.

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