SS2017 Catwalk Trend: Trench alert

January 20, 2017 by  
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No seasonal change-up without the trenchcoat, ultimate for both spring and fall, making an appearance. So while we’re counting the days till the bare cold moves on to other regions and temperatures start to rise. Till we can leave our hats, scarves and gloves at home and perhaps even change our outerwear. From puffer to trench. Oh the joy! Especially since the trenchcoat is planning on becoming a hit item again this SS2017. Of course, we know this wardrobe musthave is basically never out of fashion. Still, upcoming season you’ll look just a tiny bit more ‘fashion’ sporting one than you did before. Just watch and learn from Marni, Balenciaga or Michael Kors. All three brands (among others) have high hopes for this fashion classic. Marni’s complete spring collection seemed built around the pattern and silhouete of a trenchcoat, the very fashion forward and major hip bags to go. At Balenciaga the coat was given XL shoulders, which are making the biggest statement of its summer collection. So, a major trench alert goes out to all fashion lovers. Whether you opt for beige, sandy or black, a solid trenchcoat goes a long way. So you can already be on the look out for a fine piece. You can thank us later.

Valentino Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Menswear FW2017

January 19, 2017 by  
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Haider Ackermann Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Menswear FW2017

January 19, 2017 by  
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Balenciaga Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Menswear FW2017

January 19, 2017 by  
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Fendi Catwalk Fashion Show Milan Menswear FW2017

January 18, 2017 by  
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Silvia Venturini Fendi unpopped the lid of her Lego box for this playful collection of sports-inspired silhouettes in primary brights and animal patterns with a Pop Art spirit.
Many of Milan’s designers are determined to keep things real this season, with an eye to dressing men for everyday in easy clothes pulled from gym bags, sports fields, college kids’ wardrobes or the hiking trail.
The colors, including electric tangerine, bubblegum pink, bright green and cobalt — not to mention the patchwork and painterly fur details on lapels and collars — were “an optimistic sign for the future.”

To convey a sense of lightness and practicality, Fendi worked with nylon for puffers, trousers and jackets. The dark pieces were almost always luxed-up with contrasting pops of colored fur.

Models marched down two long catwalks in androgynous looks — a leopard-print coat and pink tracksuit trousers worn with furry orange slides, or a dark coat, its fur lapels done in tutti-frutti colors. Contrast, go-faster stripes stretched down the sides of trousers or came as furry strips on jacket arms.

There was a cartoonish feel to the boxy bags — which came in electric pink or screaming yellow, some with fuzzy bobbles dangling off the handles — and to the fur coats that were inset with soccer-fan scarves reading Fantastic Fendi.

SS2017 Catwalk Trend: Spencer spending

January 18, 2017 by  
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Nerdy might just be the new sexy. That is, if we listen to labels like Gucci, Michael Kors and Prada. For SS2017 the spencer has a very seventies look & feel. It’s busy printed in a bright, warm color palette and even worn on top of busy printed and colored blouses. Just take a look at some of the examples. To make it even more library chic Gucci and Michael Kors added silk scarfs as Miuccia Prada let her models sport a turtle neck underneath both blouse and spencer. But before you complete wave away this SS trend, there is still room for some sensuality (as seen at Prada). Cropped and worn with hot pants the spencer isn’t all that nerdy anymore. And a waist belt can work wonders too. Still not convinced? Thanks to the spencer you can wear your favorite summer blouse even on the most chilly spring days. Perhaps you can borrow one from your grandpa. Otherwise you’re in for a serious spencer spending session.

Versace Catwalk Fashion Show Milan Menswear FW2017

January 16, 2017 by  
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Gone were the beefcake models, the shiny Medusa logos — not to mention most of the flashiness that have become synonymous with Versace men’s wear. In their place came subtler elements: blanket coats, trenches and shearlings, and lean, sensible suits.

Donatella Versace’s mission this season was to dress a variety of men — not just showmen. Versace replaced her tall, buff boys with an international cast of models who were smaller and, well, more “normal” looking.
As they hightailed it down the multiple, intersecting runways they looked a lot like commuters — rich ones, at least — decked out in a variety of urban uniforms, staring straight ahead and striding with a determined step.
Some wore businessman clothes such as camel coats, trenches and lightweight topcoats, some of which were slit up the sides. Suits were fitted while trousers flared slightly, and had little slashes at the bottom à la unzipped track suits. Other models worked a street-y look, dressed in puffers — with a lumberjack check — or a patterned bomber mismatched with plaid trousers, and a baseball cap.

Among the highlights was a soft black-and-red blanket coat with a triangle pattern, inspired by traditional Jewish textiles, a dark suit with an original, off-kilter tartan drawn by hand, and hoodies and tops adorned with collaged photographs of neo-classical statues.

Dolce & Gabbana Catwalk Fashion Show Menswear Milan FW2017

January 16, 2017 by  
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For Fall ’17, Dolce & Gabbana took the idea of inviting YouTube and Instagram influencers from the millennial generation to their show, started by them last season, by inviting them to be the show. But they weren’t only chasing models with fat follower portfolios; there were children of clients at the Alta Moda couture line in the mix, too.
Cameron Dallas, who, as usual, brought several hundred hopelessly devoted young female fans in his wake, opened the show in a black and burgundy suit as Austin Mahone, also suited, wielded a golden microphone on the runway.
Regal canines—including a great snob fox in a smoking jacket shown on one velvet sweatshirt worn over brocade patch jeans—were a theme. Sneakers were dipped in resin, given elegant brand signature, or scribbled and sketched on in a teen-dream mosaic like those covering the backpacks of the Cameron Dallas fans screaming in the freezing cold outside.

Marni Catwalk Fashion Show Menswear Milan FW2017

January 16, 2017 by  
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It’s not an easy challenge to set a new path for a fashion brand after the departure of its founder and creative director. With his debut collection for Marni, Francesco Risso was wise enough to not completely shock the label’s followers — there were references to the Consuelo Castiglioni era in the color palette, the graphic patterns and the use of fabrics — while attempting to tap into a younger generation of customers. So instead of continuing Castiglioni’s strive for quirkiness, Risso embraced a more approachable, cool street approach.

While Castiglioni with her approach to fashion drew fans of the avant garde, Risso with his first collection seemed interested in developing a more playful, youthful image for the brand — one that is definitely less edgy.

SS2017 Catwalk Trend: Parka Power

January 15, 2017 by  
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We already briefly discussed this trend here, but let’s dig a little deeper into the Parka for SS2017. Cause in line with the overall sporty vibe the Parka popped up at the fashion shows of Versace, Sportmax, Maxmara and Stella McCartney. It fits perfectly with the focus on functionality that fashion is experiencing lately. A loose, comfy all zipped up parka (as seen at Sportmax) to hide in or an unzipped lightweight tech version leaving some room for sensuality and silhouette. Whichever way you’re going to sport the parka just know there are no rules. Bright colors (see Versace color blocking eighties palette) as well as sporty elements (like straps, elastics, hoodies, zippers and buttons) are very much allowed. Power to the parka!

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