Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Milan FW 2010-2011 in review

From January 16-19 Milan hosted the Fall Winter 2010/2011 Menswear Fashion Week. As always, the major menswear fashion houses presented their collections on the runway, collections which in general were made up of dark colors (black, grey, midnight blue, brown), used different materials (velvet, suede, leather, fur, wool, flannel), and featured both classic (1920s newsboy, 60s Mod, 70s glam rock) and avant garde designs (contrasting and detailed lapels). Below I'll present to you my favorite pieces from the collections featured in Milan.

Dolce & Gabbana's collection contained pieces that went from the very elegant to the very casual, all classic and wearable.

They say less is more, and this proves it. A perfect example of the 60s Mod look due to the black skinny tie, crisp white shirt, and black trousers.

Using the same style combination, Dolce & Gabbana decided to use a wider tide and vest below.

Black is a synonym for elegance, and the addition of a pin striped jacket makes this outfit 100% Italian. The return of the double breasted jacket was more than evident this year in Milan.

For those days when one wants to be casual and comfortable, yet well dressed there's nothing more perfect than this ensemble.

The 1920s newsboy look made was featured constantly this time by Dolce & Gabbana.
Several weeks ago I posted about Jack Nicholson's 70s black velvet suit, well it has made a comeback 35 years later.
Emporio Armani had this double breasted pin striped jacket in a cool shade of grey.
Once again Gucci was one of my favorite shows since most of its collection had 60s Mod inspired outfits; wearble, classic, elegant, and stylish. Along with Dolce & Gabbana it was in my opinion the best show in this fashion week.
My favorite outfit from Milan FW 2010/2011. The 60s Mod look is evident with the turtleneck and blue velvet jacket. The white trousers provide a balanced contrast.

A mixture of 60s Mod with Yves Saint Laurent's late 60s and early 70s Safari jackets.

Gucci once again decided to bring back the 70s glam rock look featured on it's SS 2010 collection with this ensemble, quite similar to what was shown several months ago. Midnight blue is definetly a great color. The V-neck gives it a casual yet elegant look and it's something to wear while clubbing or going out to town at night.



jeune_premier said...

i ove turtlenecks and velvet blazers!!!
and i adore doublebreasted jackets....they are sooo classy!

RetroVintageModStyle said...

So do I! Classy and elegant items, must-haves for every stylish men.