Thursday, June 26, 2008

Milan Fashion Week: The Mens Shows

It’s fashion week in Milan, and the first looks of Men’s Ready-to-Wear are now available. Alessandro Dell’ Acqua, Jil Sander and Alexander McQueen showed very strong collections as per usual. All three designers played up sheer materials, giving glimpses of the body throughout the show. Going retro, Alexander McQueen and Missoni have created a sensational buzz reaffirming masculinity with broad shoulders and fitted form, moving away from the extreme fitted look. Cardigans have carried over in many of the designers’ collections and the fabrics have lightened up, allowing for the Spring breeze. One of the changes we see comes from Marni; designer Consuela Castiglioni has taken a different approach to the suit this Spring. Her change? The cropped blazer. Joining her in this trend is Prada, suit veterans Calvin Klein and Versace have all stuck to what they know best and showed a very classic blazer.

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