January 17, 2013

Best Of Milan Men’s Fashion Week F/W 2013 (IV)

Follow Fashion avec Passion’s Best Of Milan Men’s Fashion Week series to find out about the hottest menswear trends for the Fall/Winter 2013 season:


For Gucci Menswear F/W 2013, Frida Giannini came up with a collection in which classic elegance was sprinkled with a series of casual details, as well as a hint of dandy-ism.

Giannini added to a palette of autumnal shades, infusions of colour, such as bright red, romantic powdered blue, angelic white and mustard. Refined suits, straight-cut coats and trousers and blazers worn over almost casual-looking sweaters created an air of sophistication.

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For the Fall/Winter 2013 season, Moschino held its show in a surprising place – the Giannino restaurant, dating back to 1899 – which also happens to be the place where Franco Moschino showcased his first ever menswear collection.

“This season it was important for us to give options for clients.We liked the idea that there’s a menu to choose from. People like Moschino for different things.” said Bill Shapiro, creative director for Moschino Uomo.

Thus, the public nibbled on appetizers and sipped delicious cocktails while models paraded through the restaurant dressed in plaid (the key-element of the show) – from plaid pants to blazers and even a parka and accessories, such as scarves and foulards, but also a set of formal outfits as well, creating a very sophisticated effect.

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The Fendi F/W 2013 Menswear collection brings a series of concept-pieces, such as fishermen jackets and astrakhan coats (which, given the avalanche of coats present on the runways this season, make for a very interesting alternative), toned down by a set of more casual looks, such as knits, as well as by an array of refined overcoats.

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In autumnal shades of brownish red, brick red, warm brown, black, charcoal grey, moss green and mustard, the Trussardi Men’s F/W 2013 collection distanced itself from the ”asphalt jungle”, as Umit Benan, the designer, put it himself, descending into the warm and inviting atmosphere of a forest during the fall, perfectly keeping in tone with the silhouettes presented on the runway.

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Dirk Bikkembergs

This season, Belgian designer Dirk Bikkembergs, known for his eccentric sportswear creations, sent down the runway his usual suite of looks combining sporty allure with a glamorous note, for an effect of relaxed luxury. Astrakhan, calfskin and nylon came together with cashmere, wool and velvet, creating various silhouettes, from biker jackets with rigourous cuts, to sweatshirts whose sporty vibe was made more glamorous by the use of precious fabrics, such as leather or fur, all for a truly sophisticated result.

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Giorgio Armani

With his Fall/Winter 2013 collection, suggestively titled The Men’s Project, Giorgio Armani has succeeded in covering absolutely every male desire in what style is concerned. From business outfits (three-piece suits), to artistic looks (geometric prints in knits), from a dandy look, with pieces printed with an artsy paisley print, to urban looks, such as bomber jackets paired with velvet-collar shirts, from futuristic outfits, such as lamé jackets, to elegant suits paired with classic-cut coats.

The result? A sophisticated show, in which Giorgio Armani has showcased masculinity in every manner possible.

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For even more shows, check out Best Of Men’s Milan Fashion Week (I), Best Of Men’s Milan Fashion Week (II), Best Of Men’s Milan Fashion Week (III).

Photos courtesy of: style.com, vogue.it, ctpost.com