For Spring/Summer 13, Milan sure felt like a breath of fresh air. The collections came across as pure, organic, and more…It was refreshing, and dare I say it, simple.
Etro screamed exotic at me this season. An exotic rooted in beauty and serenity, and after the show I was dreaming of camels and the middle east. The show was relatively calm, and for
Belstaff has been on fire lately, with an incredible revamp and relaunch which indicates that they’ll be the toast of the town. This collection shows the essentials for urban living, or motorcycle racing. Your call.
Dolce & Gabbana had fascinating casting, since native Italians really convey the Dolce sensibility of running around the countryside and [my[ dreams of tomato sauce. There was something vaguely homey about it, not to mention part fantasy. When in Rome…
This season at Fendi, I’m all about the luxury and simplicity. All of the house’s looks were clean and screamed of a sweet life that was light and airy. The tailoring was loose, and comfort is paramount.
I always waver back and forth with all that is Missoni. The knits were fantastic, and the rest of the apparel wasn’t too shabby either. It was very pared down for the brand, and I simply felt that the entire collection provided a numerous amount of “basics” for the modern dude’s wardrobe. I mean, you know, if your basics consist of five colors for each garment.
Ports 1961: The exact tailoring. The luxurious materials. The beauty of it all. I’ve become a bigger fan of Ports in the past few years, and each year they keep attracting my eye. This was masculine and screamed of dark minimalism
Always a character, Miuccia Prada, sent out a series of looks that conveyed sameness. A fascinating assortment, it was simple and complex at the same time. Using female models, in addition to males, she painted a picture of where humanity is. Maybe Mrs. Prada is wrapped up in the Eurozone crisis?
Gucci: Color. Colour. Couleur. It was all about the color this season, and boy did Frida get it right.
Valentino has seen a resurgence lately, and it’s quite magical how far they’ve come since the master has retired. The menswear was a simple collection that was relaxed and incredibly beautiful. I loved it and want more of it, or should I say all of it.
CoSTUME NATIONAL was a top three for me. I want everything! It just seemed so fabulous, and so right. Nice job, Ennio.