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Creative director Kim Jones continues to merge the fashion and art worlds this season with a collection that embodies both narratives. The collaborative artist this season? Scottish painter Peter Doig who's known for his figurative artwork. While the silhouettes are largely inspired by the "masculine extravagance" of the utilitarian ceremonial garb, Doig's painterly motifs injected a fun finishing touch.
Dries Van Noten's idea of dressing in the New Normal can be seen via his latest menswear collection. The brand's signatures, including his patterned shirts, slim-fit suits, and car coats, are introduced in a more relaxed silhouette, while accessories including bucket hats and leg-warmers give the overall vibe a more youthful touch.
Fendi's main aim this season? To create clothes that make you look and feel good. The upbeat and energetic digital show featured an array of soft padded jackets, cosy knits, and pyjamas-inspired suits that'll undoubtedly elevate our #wfhfit. The brand has also collaborated with English comedian, artist, and performer Noel Fielding on a new logo and colourful scribble motifs.
The brand partnered up with director Cyril Teste once again for a fashion film to present its Men's AW21 collection. Looks-wise, creative director Véronique Nichanian bridged the gap between inside and outside, with looks that strike the right balance between form and function. Case in point: the series of track pants that are paired with equally-comfy knits and lightweight jackets.
Following the Loewe Show-in-a-Box and the Show-on-the-Wall concepts, for its Men's AW21 line, the brand took on a Show-in-a-Book format. The book in question, is a collection of artwork, comics, poems, and essays by American artist and writer Joe Brainard, that served as the main influence behind the looks. The creative's collage, in particular, inspired the stacked T-shirts and sweaters in bright hues. '70s punk leather trousers and shearling jackets can also be spotted throughout.
From a winter wonderland to performances by Saul Williams and Yasiin Bey, Louis Vuitton Men's AW21 show was a visual feast. Inspired by a 1953 essay by James Baldwin titled "Stranger in the Village", the collection is a mix of classic cuts and striking details, evident in looks such as the transparent monogrammed suit and pleated skirts that are inspired by his dad's Kente cloth. Spot the conceptual 3D skyscraper jackets in the mix.
In these trying times, MSGM chose to focus on what most men love best in its AW21 collection—nature, adventure, and sport. The result? A line of highly technological and sophisticated streetwear that's injected with a dash of nostalgia, whether in the form of prints that are reminiscent of '30s ski resorts postcards, or the "trees on acid" motif that's derived from its own design archives.
This season, creative director Jeremy Scott presented a collection that embodies two of his most-loved influences—Post-Impressionism and Old Hollywood cinema. Menswear essentials including suits, jackets, and knits are given an artsy finish with emotive brushstrokes, creating a trompe l'oeil effect that's reflective of his playful aesthetic.
A year after celebrating its 50th anniversary, Paul Smith's AW21 looks are a collective of designs that has inspired the designer over the decades. The brand's signature including Hawaiian florals, slim-fit tailoring, and donkey jackets are given an update for the new gen.
Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons' first collaborative womenswear collection may have been the right balance of both designers' aesthetic, but for their menswear AW21 collection, it's a slightly different story. Raf-esque looks including a slew of oversized knits, bomber jackets, and colour-block combos took centre stage, accessorised with mini Prada pouches that stole the show.
At Tod's, creative director Walter Chiapponi focused on reinventing the classics by tuning up the laidback appeal in his latest men's collection. Lightweight separates in muted shades exude that sense of ease, accompanied with the iconic T symbol that are peppered on pockets, belts, bags, and more.
In this New Normal, Ermenegildo Zegna wants to reset itself by reinterpreting its style codes and "retailor" the modern man. Its AW21 collection bridged the link between outdoor and indoor dressing. In place of structured jackets, are wrapped cashmere outerwear that's styled like a robe; shirts are replaced by cosy sweaters, and trousers took on a baggier silhouette.
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