Friday, January 20, 2012

Highlights from Milan F/W 2012

Once again Milan became the world's style capital when 2012's Fall/Winter menswear collections graced the runway this week.

Like in recent seasons, the 60s and 70s menswear aesthetic was perfectly blended with today's versatile, functional, and avant garde aesthetic. Most collections featured double breasted jackets, belted coats, one button suits, turtlenecks, scarves, and sweaters in dark colors such as black, gray, and navy blue.

Vivienne Westwood presented a show that carried an ecological message with some model's "melting face" makeup paired with classic elegance, as shown above. Turtlenecks are a staple during this season.

Trussardi paid tribute to F1 driver, Jackie Stewart with ensembles that featured aviators, peaked caps, scarves, and a champagne bottle as the finishing touch. This was an extremely 70s inspired collection.

Zegna's brown leather jacket had a Howard Hughes/"The Aviator" vibe to it, while Gucci's black turtleneck sweater and brown pants were sleek. Etro added some spice with this multicolored jacket.

Dolce & Gabbana's embroided jackets, reminiscent of the 19th Century, proved to be in my opinion one of the most versatile items this season due to the inifite ways that they can be worn. It's all about the details.

Cavalli gave a 360 degree turn with its color palette, from light and warm colors last season to dark and gothic shades. Yet there was still a touch of color with a yellow suit. A sometimes obscure collection but with wearability and modernity. The total black looks were a hit.

Paisley print pants, gray Safari jackets, and a striped suit that reminded of Brian Jones were some of Canali's creations.

Burberry Prorsum can be defined in two words: English Gentleman.

Ferragamo showed how to succesfully wear a coat, a leather jacket, a chunky scarf, and a striking jacket with a turtleneck.

Photos: GQ &

1 comment:

Corve said...

loved the collections