The fashion elite were out in force last week for Milan Men’s Fashion Week which played host to the worlds top designers showcasing their Autumn/Winter 2013/14 looks. With a packed programme of runway shows and after parties Milan fashion week covered a busy four day schedule, coming to a close with collections from Prada, Burberry and Gucci. Complete with a dedicated crowd of savvy dressers and trend setters providing us with some of the latest street style, we bring you the highlights of the Men’s shows and the latest looks you must know about.
Vivienne Westwood MAN
Using her collections to promote climate change and her belief in Climate Revolution, Vivienne Westwood mixed sharp tailoring with urban streetwear as her models were slogan emblazed and draped in her signature tartan. Wearing dandy face paint or masks to shield them from the worlds pollution, Westwood heavily included slouched houndstooth check throughout the range for a classic English twist. As the show continued, it finished with immaculate tailoring featuring tuxedos, bow ties and cummerbunds - elegantly taking you to the urban, then back to sleek dapper dressing.
Focusing on clean cut styling, Giorgio Armani mixed timeless cuts with technology and the contemporary to create stylish sports luxe. Classic Armani, all looks were tailored and sartorial in their signature colour palette of deep hues. Focusing on staple Armani outerwear the collection included patterned chunky knits, double breasted coats and sports jackets, whilst the show was rounded off with sharp occasion wear.
Moschino showcased a bold tartan theme throughout their collection, giving some looks a sophisticated punk edge, yet predominantly keeping each piece classic and uncomplicated. Mixing traditional tailoring with the quirky prints Moschino fans love, this range was about giving options to fans via the plaid suits, jackets and trousers. Begining with bold chunky knits and sports outerwear, the collection finished with sharp occasion wear with a rock ‘n’ roll edge.
Brit favourites Burberry returned to their timeless get back tailoring but added fun, eccentric detailing. Animal prints were the focus of the show- leopard print trenches, zebra print pointy shoes and tiger print lining were all included to add a rock ‘n’ roll element of surprise, whilst heart print shirts were also key to this winters Burberry kitsch. Concentrating on their classic trenches, duffle coats and donkey jackets, this collection brought Burberry back to its stylish meets functional roots.