Highlights of Milan Men's Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017
Miuccia Prada delivered a quirky collection that were equal parts nerd-slinging and Seventies-leaning. Then again, what is Prada without a touch of retro/geek-chic aesthetic? She injected a touch of "realness" to a lineup of corduroy, leather, and kitschy knits in a palette ranging from tan, teal, and occasional punches of canary yellow and sky blue.
Details not to be missed: Twig-inserted chains, seashell necklaces, fur patchworked jackets, and corduroy suits
Guillaume Meilland's debut collection for Ferragamo menswear had an underlying sense of effortless ease teemed with a contemporary edge. While he didn't stray too far from the house's codes, the clothes were evidently made for the chic, urban male who takes his wardrobe very seriously. Case in point: coats were kept long yet slim, pants followed suit with a cropped, narrow silhouette, and moto jackets were available in shades of white, oyster, and gray.
Details not to be missed: Chunky, lug-soled ankle boots, a warm-looking shearling bomber, and a hint of vivid red peeking out from an all-navy ensemble
“This is a collection about the different tribes of Versace men, and the powerful positivity that can happen when men from different places, different cultures join together,” said Donatella Versace. And to diverse men she did cater. From corporate-worthy suits, trenchcoats, and glossy raincoats to street-inspired hoodies, puffy jackets and bombers, there was something for every man (the stylish one that is).
Details not to be missed: The frequent appearance of the tartan print, the trousers' sliced hemlines, and rings worn over patent gloves
Dolce & Gabbana
Celebrity millenials reigned at Dolce & Gabbana's autumn/winter show, as the dynamic duo behind the luxury Italian house championed the importance of these young 'uns who will one day take over the industry. Everyone who's someone walked the show, from Sylvester Stallone's brood of stunning daughters to the genetically-blessed Smith siblings. Clothes wise, embroidered jacquard offerings took center stage (as always), and then it went awry as the collection progressed further—in an entertaining way featuring stuffed animal toys, patchworked puffers and faux fur oversized bombers.
Details not to be missed: Cameron Dallas opening the show, the designers' emoji-faces emblazoned over a hoodie and sweater—both wearing gold crowns
Fendi jumped on the slogan bandwagon this season, churning out athleisure pieces inspired by the '80s and '90s accessorised with fur slides, shearling totes, and headbands etched with words (and the brand name of course). Underneath statement coats were tracksuits in blinding neon and primary colours, and not forgetting—the ubiquitous nylon puffer that's all the rage this season made an appearance towards the end of the show.
Details not to be missed: Coats with fur sleeves and a leopard-print collar, the new sock-fit sneaker that matched the striped trackpants in the collection, and the still-popular socks-and-slides combo
Mr. Armani's fall collection would appeal to anyone who loves a cacophony of textures from various materials i.e. velvet, velour, wool blends, and corduroy. A collection inspired by comfort and classics, it showcased a simple yet effective method of cold-weather dressing. Jackets sport a softer, less structured look, while coats were occasionally given the fur treatment—all in lovely midnight hues of deep green, blue and brown.
Details not to be missed: Scarves that double up as sleeves twisted across the chest, a hoodie worn beneath a jacket in the same jewel tone, and the slouchy fit of trousers